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DIY Details for a Golden Engagement Party

In order for a party to have the right look and feel for any given occasion, you'll probably need to add a few DIY details. Do it yourself projects don't necessarily need to be very involved or difficult! You can easily turn a regular accessory and turn it into a festive decoration that will play up the theme. 

The decorative touches added to this golden engagement party require only a few supplies and about an hour of time.

Centerpiece Bottles

Adding sparkle to the table centerpiece is as easy as buying a couple of cans of spray paint. The mix of gold glitter paint and gold metallic paint adds more interest than using only one or the other.

  • 1 can gold glitter spray paint
  • 1 can gold metallic spray paint
  • collection of clean empty bottles or small bud vases

Step 1: Spray paint bottles separately, according to directions on paint can, and allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 2: Fill bottles with water and flowers and place them in clusters on the table.

Candle Holder

  • Small cylinder vase
  • Gold glitter tape or ribbon
  • Rock Salt
  • Candle

Step 1: Wrap tape or ribbon around vase to form a uniform pattern. If using ribbon, use double sided tape to hold it in place on the vase.

Step 2: Fill bottom of vase with rock salt and place candle on top. Add to cluster of flower vases for a complete centerpiece.

Cake Topper

  • 2 6-inch wooden skewers
  • Baker’s twine
  • Gold glittered chipboard letters
  • Adhesive glue dots

Step 1: Choose the letters you want to use and lay them face down.

Step 2: Measure and cut your baker’s twine so there is enough length to display the letters and to tie onto each skewer.

Step 3: Place a small adhesive dot on the back and top of each letter, and attach the baker’s twine to it. Press down to make sure it's secure.

Step 4: Tie the ends to each skewer and insert it into the top of the cake.

By creating a cake topper rather than decorating the actual cake, you skip the added sugar of decorative candies and powder, and preserve the irresistable coconut flavor of the cake.

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