What could be better than to celebrate your engagement and the holidays at the same time? These two parties struck the perfect balance between incorporating Christmas themes and reflecting the couples' personalities.
Theme: Tacky Christmas Party
Lauren and Drew first met at a Tacky Christmas Party, so when the couple got engaged four years later, the bride-to-be's best friend, event planner Katie from Kate & Company, knew it'd be the perfect theme for the couple's engagement party — made even more amusing because the party took place in July! Katie incorporated some of the couples' family holiday traditions — like a "find the pickle" game and Grandma's famous potato salad — as well as favorite quotes from Christmas movies, a beer can Christmas tree, milk and cookies for Santa, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree centerpiece, and so much more.
Event planning and styling: Kate & Company Events
Photography: L. Photographie
Flowers: Artistry Florist
Cookies: The Cakery Bakery
Invitations: Two Blue Doors Stationery Studio
Chocolate Santas: Bissinger's Chocolates
Food: Ces & Judy's Catering
Theme: Christmas in Candy Land
Blogger Anna James of Fash Boulevard and her best friend Megan transformed Megan's house into Candy Land to celebrate the engagement of their friends Amber and Darren. Game pieces on the floor led the way to the various themed locations, including Candy Castle, Peppermint Forest, Lollipop Woods, and Chocolate Swamp. Each guest brought a Christmas tree ornament for the couple that reflected his or her relationship to the bride and/or groom. And family and friends had a blast in the DIY photo booth filled with red and white streamers and plenty of fun props.