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.
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.
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.