Gift It: DIY Ideas for an Engagement Party

A couple weeks ago my life erupted in sparkles when my adorable Maid of Honor announced she and her cute as can be fiance just got engaged. Skip forward to multiple cups of coffee, some anxious may-not-make-it early AM standby flights, and a secret airport rendezvous with a very special co-conspirator to one very shocked, tearful hug and operation Surprise-Jenny was a success!

Another success for the weekend? An super cute, totally practical and thoughtful (toot my own horn? don’t mind if I do.) DIY gift for their engagement soiree! I wanted to get something that would be good for both the groom and bride-to-be. Something that would get them excited for their engagement. So in a moment of inspiration I decided to make them a Wedding Fund!

What you need:

1.) A jar: You can find great apothecary style jars at Michael’s or any kitchen or container store. Mine was a large cylinder with chalk name tag from Cost Plus World Market.

2.) A label: If yours doesn’t have chalk you can add on a ribbon and name tag or even paint or make a chalk area like mine.

3.) Cash, cash, money! However much you want to contribute, just go to a bank and ask for 1’s or coins. You could also mix in little notes of love and well wishes for the couple.

4.) Some ribbon or charms to tie around and decorate.

They had a cute inside joke called “Project Wedding Cake” when referring to their plans to get married, but you could label yours any way that makes sense for your newly-engaged-couple.

So pen a creative name and voila!

Project Wedding Cake Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What creative ideas do you have for showering your favorite couples with love?

 

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