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wedding engagement

Invitations:
A paper doll invitations using part clip art and part photos of the soon to be bride and groom, the front side shows them in street clothes and insides are cut out wedding clothes. Select something that goes well together and photocopy it onto the front of the invitation. Use a circle cutter to remove the faces. On the inside of the card, photocopy the couple so that the faces are under the cutout section.

Decorations:
Make sure you get lots of embarrassing photos of the bride and groom and have posters made at your local print shop. Plastic wedding cake toppers can be purchased at a party supply store for a cute center piece. Create cardboard wedding cakes and get as elaborate as you can get! If you have a bit of money in your budget, spring for novelty veils and bow ties for all your guests.

Foods:

Beef Bourguignon:
3 pounds lean beef
1/3 cup butter
3/4 pound small mushrooms
1 cup small pearl onions, peeled
1/4 cup flour
2 cups beef bouillon
2 cups red wine
1 can (5 1/2 oz.) tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
Pepper
Chopped parsley

Cut beef into bite sized cubes.
In a large skillet heat half of the butter.
Add the mushrooms and brown very lightly. Remove and set aside.
Add the remaining butter to the pan and brown the onions. Remove and set aside.
Add beef cubes to the pan in batches, browning on all sides.
Remove cubes as done, and continue until all beef has been browned.
Remove all beef cubes and set aside.
To the remaining fat in the pan stir the flour, then add the bouillon, wine and tomato paste.
Bring to a boil and stir until thickened.
Add garlic, salt, thyme, bay leaf and freshly ground pepper.
Mix sauce and meat cubes together in a large casserole dish.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 2 hours, until the meat is very tender.
Add the onions for the last half hour of cooking time and the mushrooms for the last 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and remove bay leaf. Sprinkle fresh parsley over top. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Serve this dish with wine for formal setting of the party.

Sweet treats is also a good idea. You can prepare cheesecake with raspberry, chocolate dip
brownies and cakes.

Games:

Couples Trivia
Have some trivia questions about the bride
and or groom written down on pieces of paper
and ask them to guests to see how much they know about the bride and groom.
You can be as sweet and innocent or as racy as you like.
(If you're going to embarrass the bride, you may want to show her the questions before hand.)
Sample questions can include things like how they met, what was the first job that the bride held,
how many dates did it take for the groom to do the horizontal mambo with the bride, etc.
The winner is the one who has answered the most questions correct.

What’s in the container
Find or buy a cute container or bottle and fill it up with candy,
or safety pins, or anything having to do with the wedding or shower.
Make sure you know how many pieces are in it before you seal it up.
Pass the bottle around and have the guests guess how many pieces are in it.
Have them write on a piece of paper with their guess.
Who ever is the closest to the correct number of items wins a prize.

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