Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Engagement Party!

When the food is not ready and 48 people are coming to your home...the 50's housewife has a glass of wine! My youngest, Ryan and I pose for a picture!


The Engagement party was so much fun! We did a "I Love Lauren theme...with I love Lucy overtones!" Everyone dressed in a 50's theme. We had greasers, bobby soxers, Sandy look-a-likes, men in suits and 50's housewives! Only a few bumps...my food and the catered food was not ready on time!











The Bride-to-be and me!













We are Empty Nester's ...so our home isn't really big...so when you have 48 people coming you take the party outdoors for overflow!








We emptied the patio and the living room and filled the space with round tables!


















Notice...the empty serving plates on my stove...waiting for the food that is NOT done cooking in the ovens!!!!









It was a lot of fun and I am so blessed to be getting her in our family...it's not just our son who loves Lauren...we all do!



20 comments:

LoLo said...

ohh these pictures are fabulous!!! I love your family so much and it is such a blessing to be marrying into such a great family. I am gaining so much, another mom, dad, sisters, brothers. So much!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Fabulous job on the patio lights. Really a nice touch. I bet it was a wonderful party.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I LOVE the theme!!!!! You are such a creative gal!!!

jill jill bo bill said...

I felt like I was there!!!The pix were beautiful and your house is incredible! I think we have the same colors in our kitchen and LR. I am with Lizzy, the theme was so clever!!! Congrats to all. BTW, you looked GORGEOUS!!!!

careysue said...

How beautiful!!

It turned out perfect, you were gorgeous Lauren was gorgeous and more importantly you all look so happy!!

Some day I will be doing the same thing, you'll have to give me tips!!

Great post and thanks for sharing with all of us!

Rhonda said...

Wow! Great house! Great idea! Great legs, my friend!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

I'd just like to echo jill jill and Lizzy. The theme and the decorating were very creative.

Ronda's Rants said...

I would LOVE to take all the credit for this party...however very quickly The Only Daughter would set me straight! My Daughter helped with this party and while the idea was mine...many of the actual design items were all hers...she is very creative and she loves Lauren too!

Tiffany said...

Wow!! Everything is gorgeous!!!! I love your theme....looks like a great night!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

The theme looks like so much fun. You look great. What a wonderful celebration!

Diane said...

The pictures are wonderful and you looked fabulous! Glad everyone had a good time!

Debbie said...

How much fun!! You looked gorgeous. I am so happy for your family.

Tenakim said...

I love the theme too- that is so darned cute! And everything looked so perfect!!! Love your dress- very 'Lucy'!

Jennifer said...

Wow--what a party Ronda!! You look so cute in your apron! It looks like you made Lauren feel so much at home and part of the family--I'm sure she just loved it!!

Kori said...

What a beautiful setting, and I love your pink dress! You are all SO beautiful, and blessings on the happy couple.

CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley) said...

looks like an awesome party!

angie said...

Everything looks beautiful! Looks like you put on quite the engagement party. I know who to come to for tips, now! :)

Brenda said...

Gorgeous! Love the theme and the decor is wonderful! You look terrific too!

Karyn said...

Oh Ronda, you look too damn cute for words. The house, yard and patio look great also.

Cassie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like a fun party!!