Engagement party.

I had the great pleasure of throwing one of my dearest friends an engagement party while I was back in the States for Minted meetings.We did a little dinner for her and her fiance at Market Table, which is a really cozy spot in the West Village.

They have a nice private room in the basement, which may sound less than desirable, but is perfect for a crisp autumn night. It couldn’t have been a more cozy, intimate evening.

I decided to go with a Kelly green theme because the bride-to-be’s name is Kelly! She had mentioned she was considering Kelly green as one of her wedding colors and it’s always nice to give your colors a visual, trial run.

I also ordered a bunch of photos of Kelly & Kevin and backed them with green paper. I also made placecards out of the same paper. It really is amazing what you can do with construction paper, scissors and a gluestick! Oh and a white pen! Love white pens.

I put wallet sized pictures on the backs of the placecards because it always bothers me when the opposite side is totally boring!

I thought the flowers turned out well–yellow played a nice secondary role.

The food was all delicious!But most importantly I think everyone had a good time.

The final decorative element was a banner I made of photos from our wedding of Kelly & Kevin in our photo booth. It was a pretty hilarious series and I wrote a little narrative below the pictures where I imagined what they were saying to one another at the time… it was basically Kevin begging Kelly for a kiss!
It was very simple ribbon and mini-clothespins, which are just so handy.Finally, everyone took home favors which were anything but DIY — it’s hard to throw a party half-way around the world!

I had sort of wanted to try out M&M’s custom service — it’s very cool in that you can pick very specific colors, upload up to four designs, including photos.

The quality isn’t perfect — the ink scrapes off itself, but it is still pretty fun. I did their wedding date, some champagne flutes, and a picture of them.

And a few more pictures of the happy couple and crowd…

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6 responses to “Engagement party.

  1. Natasha,
    I wanted to sincerely thank you for all of your hard work and efforts put into last Tuesday evening. It was wonderful to be with everyone, and especially nice of you to invite some of Kevin’s close friends as well. These pictures and descriptions of the evening are spot on, and I (and everyone I’m certain) had a splendid time. Please thank Nick also, and I look forward to seeing you both again next Labor Day Weekend!
    All my best-

  2. You are the cleverest. It looks like a ton of fun! Congrats to Kelly and Kevin! (Irish much? 🙂

  3. I was reading your blog…which is awesome by the way! And i came across the post about the engagement party. It caught my eye because my best friend just got engaged. I so LOVED your idea with the M&Ms that I had to copy it. I didn’t know you could make custom M&Ms, but what a fun & memorable gift for an engaged couple. I ordered a set and just got them in the mail and they’re awesome. THANK YOU so much for the idea:)

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  5. Thank you SO much for the amazing engagement party! Kevin and I are still talking about what a great time we had! You and Nick are incredible hosts and your attention to detail made the evening so personalized, fun, and welcoming to all. The food was fantastic and we really can’t thank you enough for how wonderful the dinner was and how special you made us both feel. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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