Hen Do – 1st March 2018

Hey guys!

So I planned a hen do for my friend before she gets married soon! I’ve got to say event planning is so stressful yet I completely LOVE it!

We went out for a meal, so everyone could get to know each other without feeling under pressure and brought out the games etc later on when the pub was dying down a bit.

I set the table up with a ‘Bride to Be’ sign (amazon), which came with a sash and bought a personalised balloon with the date on from a local shop.

I created another personal touch that Imogen could keep. I used an empty prosecco bottle. Yes, I drank the whole thing first.

I stuck some gold text on it which I bought from Hobby Craft. And I wrote underneath the date. I added in some lights for an even better touch and everyone signed the bottle after.

I made some personalised cupcakes, another perfect gesture. These were given out to all the people who came.

Hen do selfie sticks (amazon) are also such a perfect idea to get everyone to mingle with each other.

We had plenty of games, which we all enjoyed! Had such a laugh and a great night!

Thanks for reading!

With Love, V x

Our Engagement Party

On saturday we celebrated our engagement with our family and friends.

I’ve spent every day planning and preparing for our party stressing myself out way too much!

I had my nails and makeup done before hand. It cuts out so much time to get ready when everything is done for you. I could spend about 2 hours just doing mascara!

We had a sweet table full with; jars of sweets, donuts and cupcakes. Unfortunately, I was so busy doing the rounds with people that I forgot to take pictures.

I made my engagement cake myself, through all the sweat and blood that went into it I managed to nearly get it how I wanted. (perfectionist)

We bought a personalised filter for snapchat and had a table for “pimp your drink”

We had such a good night and a bit too much prosecco! Here’s a few pictures from our night.

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Engagement Party Planning

My engagement party planning has begun and I’ve never been so stressed in my life! I know it will be worth it in the end.

This is going to be my how-to guide on party planning.

Step 1 : Decide on a theme/colour scheme.

I have chosen an autumn theme for our party, using the colours of autumn and gold features.

Step 2 : Cake Design

As a cake baker it is my duty to carefully pick a cake that suits the theme and something which we can both agree on. We have, thank god!

Although I’m not too sure on the flavour! Hmmm

Step 3 : Venue

Luckily enough we managed to get our date quickly so we wouldn’t have to celebrate our engagement too far in the future.

I was really finicky about this due to not wanting to celebrate too near to christmas and also definitely not wanting it in the new year!

Step 4: Catering

Adding up how many people are estimated to come makes it much more simpler to find out the cost of catering. On average, a buffet is £7 per head.

We decided on a hot and cold buffet due to the venue we have picked. I am also doing a sweet table full of goodies!

Step 5 : Invitations

Deciding on who to come and how many is a challenge within itself. It’s ideal to write a list and make sure you’d definitely want them there.

My invitations match my theme, although those one’s are more expensive. I limited the amount I bought to family and very close friends.

I bought some others from whsmith which are simple and still match my a part of my theme, being gold.

Step 6: Decorations & Bits

As I’ve chosen an autumn theme, my decorations will reflect just that. I have artificial leaves for the tables with lanterns and led tealights.

I have led lights for my “cake table” and a wooden crate to put my cake on top of.

I will also be adding other bits an pieces such as photos of myself and Jamie.

We’re adding a few bits for our guests to enjoy on the night and make our celebration slightly more unique and memorable

Step 7: Outfit

As a girl it’s highly important to plan the perfect outfit and I have chosen something simple yet elegant.

I have picked out a beige mid length dress so I look more formal but at the same time the dress is floaty.

I’m pairing this with nude court shoes and jewellery.

Step 8: RELAX

It’s time to chill before the night. I have booked myself in to get my nails done. This is just a little “me” time to make me feel girly again.

I’ve also treated myself to get my makeup done so I’m not stressing about loosing my eyelashes and getting in a big strop.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my party planning guide.

My Engagement Party photos will be shared soon after my party with all the deets (if the hangover doesn’t last too long!)

With Love, V x