What type of engagement party setting are you planning on having or already had?
We chose the Pearl Room which is in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. A native from Bay Ridge and with a ton of wonderful and tasty restaurants to choose from, we decided to go with Pearl Room, a high end top quality food friendly atmosphere.
My mother and my FI's mother catered this event for us. Although, we did all the setting up and decorating and favor making, but hey, that's the BEST part!
I wanted a beachy theme. We went to Michael's and looked around for ideas. I love mason jars and the different creative ideas you can do with them and bumped into the cutest smallest jars that have latched lid.
They came in a box of about 30. We looked for sand and sea shells and found them right there in Michael's.
I then thought, ok we have the STD's which were a flat card front and back. So we found wooden sticks and we would cut them to fit perfectly on the side of the jars.
So now that I had the jars figured out, the sand, the wooden sticks, oh and the string I had regular rope string that I used its beige and created an even more beach feel to the jars.
We also decided on buying mini bottles of Yellowtale (or whatever your preference) wine. We bought tule in two different colors, one aqua blue (beachy), and one white.
I cute pieces of the tule to fit around the mini bottles of wine and wrapped a ribbon (any color you want but chose white) to hold the tule around the bottle of wine.
We put the bottles of wine on everyones table in front of their plates. The STD's were placed on a requested table that was in the front of the party room where the gifts and envelopes were set. As people left, I had my mom and mother in law give out the bottles of wine and made sure everyone had their STD!
Here are some pictures, hope this idea was helpful and let you explore your own ideas and creativeness.
Our Banner that we put up at the party. We made this banner at Staples! Who knew?! lol