Weddings have tended to come in waves. There was the huge wave of friends that got married right out of college and another big wave two years ago. One thing that I've noticed that is more popular now that never seemed to be back then, is having an engagement party! I'd only been to one before I attended my own, so when my MOH asked me if she could throw us one, I said sure. It sounded like so much fun and a great way to get our friends and parents together before our big day.
The party took place at Japp's, a specialty cocktail bar in Cincinnati. We were able to rent out one of the rooms for the night, hire a bartender and bring our own appetizers and decorations! It ended up being a blast - all of our close friends attended - the room we rented out opened up at 9:00pm when a live band started playing. Our party continued on though, because more people didn't shop up until 10:00 pm :) I was sad when the night was over because it was so wonderful to have all of our loved ones in the same place... I'm guessing I'll feel the same way after the wedding!
See you later with more recipes :)