A Simple Family-Forward Engagement Party

If any of you have been in my place as a mother-of-the-bride in training, one of my first forays was to host an engagement party. With not a lot of time for planning, I had to move fast and keep it simple. We chose to do a Saturday brunch in our backyard. The menu included egg casseroles with sauteed veggies and artisan sausages, a quinoa salad, fresh fruit tray, and lemon blueberry scones (recipe on the blog). Beverages included our family's famous Bloody Mary's (recipe on the blog), champagne, mimosas and, sparkling water.


Saturday Brunch

A buffet makes it easy for guests to eat when they want and what they want.

Lemon blueberry scones and gluten free banana mini muffins get a sprinkling of edible flowers for a pop of color. White linen napkins hold the flatware and are tied with two contrasting colors of silk ribbons. They are piled on a vintage purple and white transferware platter. Hint: chose colors that compliment the serving pieces that you already own. Green goes with nature and just about everything else. The bride with her mother takes time to pose for a picture that will become a page in their journey to the big day.