By Bridget Clegg for TheKnot.com
Celebrate your engagement with a party that’s all about the diamonds, the bubbly and the couple. With months of wedding planning ahead, keep your party simple and festive with a few clever DIY decor projects that work for a coed soiree (no one says no to diamond-topped donuts!). Let the 6 pretty project tutorials below guide your party planning.
Paper Diamond Napkin Ring
Photo: Lisa Storms
Follow the tutorial here to learn how to make a diamond template and draw the right lines. Then, cut out the shapes from glittery paper and stick into a kraft paper chain loop for adorable and casual napkin rings for the engagement party.
Champagne Cork Clips
Photo: Nissa Nicole Photography
Since you’ll be popping so much celebratory bubbly, you might as well put those corks to good use! With a utility knife, carefully slice into the top of a champagne cork. Use the cork stands to clip engagement photos onto a garland, or set them up next to the dessert table as food signs.
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Diamond Donut Toppers
Photo Balloon Chandelier
Photo: Wedding Chicks
Display engagement photos or your favorite couple’s shots in this amazing balloon display! Print off your favorite 4×6-in. photos, tape to 5×7-in. card stock, then hang at the bottom of the balloon’s ribbon tail. See the step-by-step guide here.
Floral Ampersand Sign
Photo: Sarahdipity Photos
Make this gorgeous ampersand sign (large or small) with floral foam, floral wire, real ranunculus and roses. Set it up at the party’s bar, use it as a photo prop or hang it on a wall. Learn how to make them here!
Mini Champagne Favors
Photo: Krista Baum
Give your guests another reason to celebrate with mini champagne bottles, patterned paper straws (like the ones here!) and a fake engagement ring. Download the printable flag template, then tie the elements together with a ribbon.
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