Holiday Engagement Party Ideas by 100 Layer Cake

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If ever there was a season for throwing parties, we’d have to say that Holiday is it. We loooove this time of year and all the festive merriment that comes with it. Perfect backdrop for an intimate engagement party for a stylish couple! This month we’re sharing some lovely and dramatic engagement party ideas, featuring some of our favorite Gift Registry picks for holiday entertaining for years to come.

Greeting guests with a thoughtful corsage or wristlet makes everyone feel welcome to the party.

A statement piece of decor (paired perfectly with our favorite bar cart EVER – and yes you should totally register for it!) sets the mood for any gathering. Can’t go wrong with chalk art. And those moody Emmett Taper Candle Holders bring the perfect bit of drama.

Glassware, glassware, glassware. We can’t say enough about it! Having a special glass for certain favored beverages makes cocktail hour at home feel like a party. And then when you actually DO have a party, you’ll be so set.

If you happen to be a guest at such an event, may we recommend taking a Gift Registry item and dressing it up into a truly thoughtful gift? Instead of just gifting the Moscow Mule mugs, add to the box a bottle of liquor and the fixings to make a tasty cocktail. A handwritten note finishes off the package.

Instead of a full meal, offer small bites with big flavor. It lets you use your serving pieces like that gorgeous Savannah Charger that might not otherwise make it out of the cupboard during the year, and the presentation is so pretty.

And of course the gift table. Why not go big and make it a focal point of the party? And if you dress it up right, this moment can help set the tone for the party.

Their socks!!

Doesn’t this make you want to host your own holiday party this year? We’re feeling the festivities already. Get some new holiday cocktail recipes to try plus other entertaining ideas on 100 Layer Cake today, too!

Styling and Concept: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Paige Jones / Florals: Moon Canyon / Drinks: Pharmacie / Calligraphy: Eliza Gwendalyn / Food: Urban Palate / Chalk Art: Joyce Chai Studio


  1. […] party! We’re sharing more beautiful florals, a stunning gift table, and the happy couple on Crate and Barrel’s blog today […]

    December 2, 2015 | Reply
  2. […] party! We’re sharing more beautiful florals, a stunning gift table, and the happy couple on Crate and Barrel’s blog today […]

    December 2, 2015 | Reply
  3. […] It was an absolute honor to be able to contribute to 100 Layer Cake and Crate & Barrels Holiday Cocktail Registry shoot. Below are some shots of the tea-stained calligraphy crest menus I made for each cocktail. You can view the entire shoot here AND here! […]

    December 4, 2015 | Reply

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