I know this is an older thread but I wanted to bring it back to the top since our Engagement partie(s) yes, we are having two, are coming up. I am from NY and my FH is from Florida so both sets of parents are throwing us something.
I feel very weird taking gifts from people because of the expense of the trip... we registered for a ton of stuff but I figured that was for the shower/wedding.
We are having a fiesta theme (kind of- with mostly Italian food, as I am Italian) at my parents and who knows what will go down at my FH's parents- they are more lavish than mine so it probably won't be a backyard thing like the first one.
What is everyone else doing/thinking/feeling about their engagement parties?