Every great wedding begins with an engagement celebration. And when you’re hosting one such soiree, you’ll need killer products to pull it off. In our latest installment of the Macy’s Registry to Reality series, we set out to throw an intimate, style-driven bash – in a modern bridal boutique, no less. From DIYs to cocktails we’re sharing no-stress party solutions to give your next gathering a little extra sparkle.
To begin mapping out our engagement celebration, we knew it had to start with great products. I’m talking those pieces that make any occasion shine a little brighter and translate from registry to reality without a hitch. From the Waterford Lismore Diamond Vase, to the Donna Karan Flatware and every Macy’s product in between, they’re what took the party to a whole new level.
Mini champagne bottles
Navy gloss spray paint
Silver spray paint
Silver glitter adhesive letters
Silver paint pen
Soak the champagne bottles in a large pot of warm water to loosen the labels (make sure the water only goes high enough to cover the labels on the side, not the wrappers that cover the top of the bottles). You might want to let the bottles soak overnight. Gently peel off the labels and use a sponge to scrub away any remaining residue. Dry the bottles.
Spray the top labels of a bottle silver on all sides. It’s okay if some spray paint gets onto the body of the bottle, you’ll be painting over it next. Let dry completely, about 1 hour.
Wrap painter’s tape around the bottom edge of the silver label to form a clean line. Tape some scrap newspaper around the top of the bottle to protect the rest of the silver cap.
Spray paint the body of the bottle with the navy gloss paint on all sides. Let dry for 1 hour, then remove the tape and newspaper.
Cut navy paper into strips ¾” wide by 2 ½” long. Cut out a triangle shape on one end of each strip, then write a guest’s name on each tag in silver pen.
Wrap a long strand of silver string several times around the neck of the champagne, where the silver and navy colors meet. Poke a hole in the navy tag and string onto the strands and tie closed. Now peel the backing off the adhesive letter that matches the guest’s name and press onto the front of the champagne bottle. Repeat steps 2-7 for as many bottles as needed.
TIP: Once you whip up these pretty party favors you’ll need some equally stunning glassware for when the corks are popped. *Enter* Macy’s Swarovski Crystal Toasting Flutes. They’ll set the stage for a gorgeous celebration, and are the registry pieces you’ll treasure for years to come.
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TIP: When setting your food and beverage table, don’t overlook the details. From serveware like Macy’s Lenox Silver Canoe tray to the Lenox Ruffle Votive Holders, it’s gorgeous products and presentation that make a table really WOW.
- 3 oz Lime juice
- 4 oz Ginger syrup
- 1 15 oz can of apricot halves in syrup, drained
- 1 bottle of Champagne
- GINGER SYRUP:
- 4 oz fresh ginger
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- To make the ginger syrup: Slice the ginger into thin slices, then chop those slices into smaller chunks. In a small saucepan, heat the ginger, water, and sugar. Stir until mixed, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Syrup can keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- Pour the sugar syrup, lime juice, and apricot halves in a blender; process until smooth. Spoon 2 Tbs of apricot puree into each champagne glass.
- Top each glass with champagne and stir gently.
Now that you’ve feasted your eyes on all the party goodies, don’t forget to get started on your Macy’s registry for all the awesome products to make it happen. Want even more Macy’s Registry to Reality inspiration? Head right over here! xoxo
Macy’s Products Used for Engagement Party: Swarovski Crystal Toasting Flutes | Waterford Lismore Diamond Vase | Mikasa Pebblestone Rectangular Vase | Lenox Ruffle Votive Holders | Lenox Tuscany Champagne Flutes | Lenox Silver Medium Bowl | Lenox Silver Serveware | Lenox Silver 9″ Bowl | Lenox Silver Canoe tray | Lenox Silver Chip & Dip tray | Mikasa Italian Countryside Plates | Donna Karan Flatware