by jessica, 06.1.11

engagement = parties

While being engaged is a special time in any girl’s life, the decision-making and planning goes into overload as your day approaches.  So when it’s time for the showers and parties to start, it’s usually just what a girl needs to actually enjoy being engaged!  The celebrating starts way before you walk down the aisle and you should soak it all up!  Here are two posts I wrote recently for tree.com lifestyle & leisure blog that give you some ideas on how to party in style…

One of the best things about being engaged is not really the planning, it’s the parties! Especially the bachelorette party. This is the one time you can test the limits and actually try to embarrass the bride. The type of party you throw will depend on the bride – some will prefer an “old-fashioned” pub crawl or going to a club, but others may be tired of the typical bachelorette party. For these brides, I recommend throwing a party without being too risqué. Consider planning a party with a theme, such as “Sweet and Spicy.”  Read more here…

Wedding showers can be a lot of fun, but they can also feel a tad, well, silly. As a bride-to-be last year, I remember feeling both excited and a little nervous about being the center of attention at my bridal showers. In an effort to help other brides who may feel the same way, I’ve come up with some ideas for throwing a really fun and creative bridal shower that is both entertaining for the guests and the guest of honor!  Read more here

I will always treasure the memories I have how my gracious friends showered me with lots of good times and gifts! Have you been to any really fun showers or engagement parties?

Photo credit Anthropologie

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