about last NIGHT | 20.03.05 an Engagement Party!

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One of the reasons I’m planning to go all-out for my big 5-0 next year is that I know that the decade after that will be chock-full of engagements, weddings, babies, and other big life markers (not necessarily in that order LOL) from my own daughters, I’m sure, to my younger friends such as my fabulous artist friend, the lovely Dana Mooney!

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I’m beyond thrilled for her upcoming wedding – so much so, I offered to host her and her closest girlfriends over for a wee night in of celebration.

Smaller groups allow for more intimate gatherings, which made this set of 7 perfectly suited for the Living Room. We could chat, eat, lounge and not move more than to have a glass re-filled. Throws and pillows were in abundance for ultimate comfort, of course!

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Dana’s favorite color is pink, so it was easy to set a theme for this one. A few fresh flowers to brighten up the box hedge cuttings already in vintage vases from a previous dinner. Food Tables (by myself over at ‘alison kent HOME‘) always help for elevating a tablescape, and I loooove the ceramic and marble tops together. Simple charcuterie at it’s finest!

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This was the first chance I had to use a set of 8 vintage green beaded glass mini cake trays and they were perfectly placed, along with french macarons and red grapes, all over the main and adjacent tables.

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Sprinkle in some soft lighting, peppy french music playlists, rides home all pre-arranged, and an evening can’t get much more relaxed than that.

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I think everyone had a fabulous time! I made a big bowl of (not homemade – so sorry crew) lemon-tomato pasta to fill any hunger gaps, and THE party girl Meme made some super pretty right-on-theme cocktails for post champagne toast consumption.

All that, and flowers to continue to enjoy the day after!

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Simple. Pretty. Comfortable. Inviting. Celebratory.
Hit all the points.
Congratulations, Dana!
(also, if you don’t know her artwork, you SHOULD!)

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