Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Engagement Party ~ Southern Style

Join me for an old fashioned southern engagement party.

 The dining room table ready for food. Dishes are labeled to aid in faster preparation. Lovely vintage pressed glass trays and silver trays foster a formal ambience along with gorgeous roses perfect for a bridal party.

Rosemary Carter made this pecan cheese ring with strawberry preserves famous in the early 80's. Cream cheese with assorted  pepper jellies served on crackers are another southern favorite for parties. Vintage cake stands and footed compotes give height and variety on the table.
Boiled shrimp/cocktail sauce, Bacon and Tomato canapes, Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders, Fresh strawberries with cream cheese dip, and Hot dip made with Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze(recipe on the bottle)with Fritos.
 Bacon Tomato Canapes.
Pecan Cheese ring with strawberry preserves.
 Fresh Asparagus Crudites with dill dip.
 Crab mold to spread on crackers garnished with slivered almonds,  pimento olives and pimento served on a bed of lettuce.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Roll Ups.
Chick Fil A Chicken Strips and Honey Mustard Sauce is always a perfect party pleaser.
Catfish Bread requested by the bride as a favorite that our hostess, Sarah served many years at her Christmas Eve parties.
Dessert Table: Baby Bites~ caramel, chocolate, coconut, white chocolate, turtle, and red velvet. Baby Bites are made in Birmingham, Alabama, by Pastry Art.
 Homemade fudge squares and raspberry punch.

Close up of flower arrangement on dessert table.

Ham/Swiss Cheese Sliders
Chick Fil A Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce
Boiled Shrimp/Cocktail Sauce
Stuffed Mushrooms
Hot Dip with Fritos
Cranberry Roll Ups
Bacon TomatoCanapes
Fresh AsparagusCrudites with Dill Dip
 The Now FamousCheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves
Crab Mold with crackers
Assorted pepper jellies with Cream Cheese
Catfish Bread
Fresh Strawberries with cream cheese dip
Homemade fudge squares
Cake Bites by Pastry Art –Birmingham, Alabama
Raspberry Punch
 Some of the hostesses for the party at work.

Bride and Groom.

Left to right: Bride, Hostess, and Bride's mother.
 Bride and Groom's family greeting guests.

Sarah at her front door, greeting guests. Notice the beautiful flower door decoration.This unique container has been used for many parties! Sarah and her husband, Roger are generous with their hospitality. They have hosted numerous parties for many years.
 Guests spilled out onto deck during the party. I snapped this before guests arrived.
Their deck was especially pretty and inviting for guests to enjoy a pleasant evening with friends.

It was a special evening honoring the bride and groom. Blessings for many happy years of marriage, Katherine and David!

Joining: Metamorphosis MondayShow and Share,The Scoop, Inspire Me Tuesday, The Enchanting Rose, Wow Us Wednesdays, Tablescape Thursday,Feathered Nest FridayHome Sweet HomeFoodie Friday.


  1. Thank you so much for this sweet post Mrs. Bonnie! It brought back a lot of happy memories of our engagement and the wonderful friends our family has in Enterprise!

  2. Everything looks perfect and delicious! The cheese ring and cranberry roll-ups are particularly intriguing...can you share the recipes?

  3. Bonnie, what a lovely home for such a special occasion. The food looks beautiful and I am sure it was delicious. The flowers are lovely inside and on the door, love that for this occasion. Thanks for sharing such a lovely party and the menu. I would love to see some of those recipes…….

  4. What a wonderful party!! I hope they have a long and happy marriage! xx

  5. Bonnie, thank you for sharing this lovely party! I felt like I had been invited into a gracious Southern home! The food looks incredible and the presentation is beautiful!! I could just taste those dessert bites! I know the Bride and Groom were so excited to share this celebration! Happy Wednesday!

  6. Oh my goodness Bonnie! Everything looks so beautiful, perfect and yummy!!! WOW! Now I would call that an amazing party! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Beautiful! And so charmingly "Southern" :-)

  8. What a beautiful party Bonnie. Very Southern, which is right up my alley. Is there any chance some of the recipes are available? I am enchanted with the pecan cheese ring in particular.

  9. This is a beautiful post, Bonnie! All that food looks delicious and my mouth is watering. :) The hostess certainly has a lovely home, and I just love traditional southern parties like this. Everything always looks so elegant.

    I'm going to have to look for that pecan cheese ring recipe now -- you've peaked my interest. All the flower arrangements look so pretty; did you help with those? I know you have a talent for arranging flowers.

    Thanks for sharing with us, Bonnie! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to visit; I haven't really blogged for about a month now. Hopefully, I'm back. :) Have a great weekend, my friend.



  10. This post is positively breathtaking. I just cannot get over the attention to detail. The flowers were stunning and the food lovely. I imagine the couple felt very special.

    I would love for you to link up this post on the inaugural edition of Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think readers would really enjoy it. There is also a giveaway associated with it. Every link is entered into the drawing. Hope to see you there!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Hello Bonnie, you really do know how to 'put on a lovely spread', as they say in Ireland. The flowers are beautiful and the food looks totally delicious. Well done you! Much love, Linda xx

  12. Wow! What an amazing table and spread. The flowers are just stunning, from the door to the tables. I can't imagine moving after I feasted from this table. Just the name "Catfish Bread" had me chuckling, but I am sure it was fabulous! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous feast! I love that men were invited. Ours are usually women only.

  13. Oh Bonnie,
    This is a true southern party..It brings many memories of parties when I lived in South Georgia...Such a lovely post. I wish I had been there....
    Love, Mona

  14. Bonnie!
    What a lovely party, and the menu...oh my.
    I am going to research a recipe for the pecan cheese ring.
    Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    I am so glad you were here.


  15. Southern Hospitality at its finest Bonnie...what a gorgeous spread of delicious food displayed so beautifully too! It's been at least 10 years since I've had or made the Pecan Cheese ring with strawberry preserves, but it was always a hit. I love the beautiful door decoration and outdoor deck area looks so soothing and a perfect spot for outdoor entertaining too!

  16. Such a lovely party for a beautiful couple! The food is seriously making my mouth water! It all looks so yummy.

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