15 Tabletop Essentials for a Fantastic Engagement Party

Congratulations! Someone you know, or someone you love, put a ring on it! It's time to celebrate, and were not talking about the big day, or the bridal shower, or the bachelor/bachelorette parties. We're talking about the one that kicks it all off: the engagement party. There will clearly be plenty of parties to come, so make the first one unique by forgoing the frills and all-white color palette. The engagement party can be a little more . . . sexy than the other parties. It's an intimate party for your nearest and dearest. Incorporate black and gold as base colors, popped with fuchsia napkins and live greens. Set the mood with candlelight, and don't be shy with flowers. Fill up a cheeky pair of bust vases with blooming roses and place a bud in the place card holders. It's sure to be a night to a remember. shop-look

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Groove Flute, $6, CB2 Malachite Gold and Black Coasters, $78, Jonathan Adler Male & Female Bust Vases, $300, Floral Art
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Fishnet Woven Runner, $29, West Elm Cardholder Bud Vase, $3, CB2 Gold Flatware Set, From $29, West Elm
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Succulent Ball, $20, Z Gallerie Horn Servers, $58, Jayson Home Organic Shaped Dinnerware, From $24, West Elm
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True Stemless Wine Glass, $3, CB2 Fete Azalea Cotton Napkin, $3, Crate & Barrel Palais Brass Bowls, From $68, Jayson Home
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Gold and Black Candelabra, $42, West Elm Graphic Pitcher, $75, Kate Spade Saturday Axton Napkin Ring, $20 (Set of Four), Z Gallerie

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