Post # 1
Fiance proposed on Sunday and we had already planned to throw a BBQ this coming Saturday with our families in attendance. Oddly enough, our parents have never met before so it would be a nice, casual way to introduce everyone. Plus, we know everyone will get along and enjoy the night so that’s a stress relief. So, we are trying to decide how to tell everyone we are engaged. Yes, we could just annouce it, but we are trying to think of fun and creative way to let everyone know.
Anyone done this before? Been to a party where this happened? Have ideas?
Post # 3
maybe you can have little place holders that open up to reveal a note that says, "Suprise we are engaged! Like oragami but when you unfold it has the note?
Post # 4
I think it would be cool if you all went to an event together, maybe a ballgame, maybe just dinner and then have an announcement made.
Or… maybe you could plan to all watch a movie together and instead of the movie your supposed to watch it could be DVD with a video of you guys telling everyone your engaged.
Post # 5
When we got engaged we ran to tell my mom and then drove the 2.5 hours to tell FI’s parents. We announced it as soon as we walked in the door. If we had some more time to plan, I think it would have been fun to get a cake and write the announcement on it. That way your families would find out about it at the BBQ when you wanted to unveil the cake!
Post # 6
@Chela429: Oh that would be a fun thing to do! Unfortunately we are so busy between now and Saturday for the BBQ I’m not sure I can pull that off. Knowing me I would go OCD if the little oragamis didn’t look just right. HAHA! Thanks for the idea 🙂
@toffjen: A ballgame would be fantastic! But we already had the BBQ planned so we’ll see. I love the idea of the DVD because it’s something we can always save, but unfortunately I’m not with this century yet (ha!) and don’t own a recorder. Bummer! Thank you so much 🙂
@july09bridetobe: I think it’s so sweet you guys just hopped in the car and went. Fiance and I are going absolutely nuts we can’t say anything yet! I will look into a cake or cupcakes or something. I can bake pretty well, but right now I don’t want to stress about writing with icing. That is something I am definitely a beginner at HAHA I’m going to look up a bakery in the area ASAP. Thanks!
Post # 7
I agree with the cake idea! It’s such a cute idea 🙂
You could also both have on sweaters with shirts underneath that say "We’re" and "engaged" on each, haha. Take it off subtly!
Good luck! I called mine (I live four hours away from them) and squealed into the phone–luckily both my parents didn’t hear the other pick up, so they were both on the line!
Post # 8
I like the T-shirt idea, too. I am looking forward to using the cake idea when we have a baby announcement to make some day … which won’t be for a long time from now:)
Post # 9
A cake announcement would be really cute! Are you going to keep your engagement ring off until the announcement is made?
Post # 10
Oh! T-shirts! Dang it that would be awesome too! Okay, so I’ve decided to something like the cake. Heck, I might even change my mind again, who knows. I don’t have a lot of time to put towards this with everything else going on, but I’m going to try my darndest to do something fun and cute.
We have decided that the brownie pan my mom is bringing will be the "cake". Of course she has no idea I’m going to turn her plain brownie pan into a miniture piece of art. Well, I hope it’ll look great anyway. My plan is to find a heart shaped cookie cutter at Walmart or Micheal’s tonight on the way home. I will place the heart in the middle and sprinkle in powdered sugar (brownies and powdered sugar go SO well together!). I will then either whip up some quick icing or purchase some that’s ready to squeeze out…haven’t decided yet. I will place an "M" in the middle of the heart, above I will put:
Sara & FI’s name are
–the heart shape will be here with the "M"–
I think it’s cute, it’s pretty simple and I think I can write with the icing if I give myself a little bit of time to do so. Now, I just have to do all of this without anyone seeing me do it or finding it–or looking for the brownies. I’ll provide a picture when I’m done sometime on Saturday.
@Bridebella: Yes, I’ll have to keep it off until we do the reveal. We are thinking we are going to do it not long after the BBQ starts–well, because I hate when I have to take it off! HAHA If my mom, sister or his mother even sees something that resembles an e-ring they’ll know right away.
Post # 11
We also ran to go tell fiances family ASAP!!! Lol. It happened, and then we were like ok lets go tell your parents!
My parents already knew it was going to happen b/c he asked my father, but they were out of town when we actually did it, so we had to wait for like 2 wks. for them to come home before we could see them in person. It was torture!!!!!!!!!!
We called on speaker phone to fiances mom, and he’s like guess what? and I said I’m your new daughter in law … haha. It was fun.
When we got to his parents house, like 30 people were there to meet us and congratulate us!!! It was funny because when he actually proposed I cried, so I had teary eyes all day.
Post # 12
@MsHymanRoth: Oh that’s so sweet! However, if I had to wait two weeks to spill the beans I would go out of my everlovin’ mind!! Wonderful memories 🙂
Post # 13
I so would not be able to keep it a secret! So kudos on being able to do that. I would probably go the easy route and make a banner that is hanging but rolled up. Once both sets of parents were there, I’d pull the string and it would unfurl itself, revealing the surprise!!! Somehow there would be falling balloons and confetti in there too. But I’m a bit much sometimes.