DIY BBQ Engagement Party

Kim of Petal Pixie found that the engagement announcement has become somewhat of past tradition – and is low on the priority list when you become engaged.  She wanted put together an example of a fun filled day that would be easy for any couple to put together, and bring back the art of announcing the engagement.

And what is easier than a country BBQ? BBQs are fun, laid back, and usually stress free. They are a time when friends and family can relax and have fun getting to know each other. With a tasty and easy  menu, diy table runner and scrumptious desserts, you really can’t go wrong having a backyard BBQ. The perfect way to celebrate your engagement. Photographed by Tony Peterson Photography .

Petal Pixie set up hay barrels with a few odds and ends to greet guests – mason jar filled with florals, barrel of  sodas, place colorful bandanas and cutlery in mason jars for guests to grab before enjoying their meal. Spinach salad, sweet corn, baked beans and pull pork sliders with coleslaw. Yum yum!

From Petal Pixie
I wanted the table decor to be laid back and casual so I used a wood farm table and created a no sew bandanna runner for a pop of color.  I wanted to serve the food family style so I kept the floral arrangements fairly simple with a color scheme of red and yellow so I didn’t compete with the color of the bandanna or the yummy food.  I wanted the flowers to be country and to me nothing says country like big happy sunflowers.  I used them on each plate setting for a bright colorful accent along with the adorable “about him/her” paper detail which gives the guest some added information about the couple they might not have known.  Stay tuned for a DIY on how to create the super cute Bandana Runner you see below. Really does add that festive touch to your backyard bbq.

After the delicious meal a Cobbler Crisp served in mason jars was served along side a tasty cake from Cake-A-Liscious. Don’t you worry we have the full recipe for this tasty treat along with a free printable from Alexis June Creative. Yippy!

Floral Design: Petal Pixie

Photography: Tony Peterson Photography
Creative Direction + Styling:  Petal Pixie
Stationary & Labels: Alexis June Creative
Location: The Old McMullin House
Cake: Cake-A-Liscious
Rental Items: RSVP Rentals
Hair & Make Up: Kali Wengreen & Nicole Cook

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  1. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Downhome DIY BBQ Engagement Party @tonyapeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv

  2. -100. @Wedfun1 says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Downhome DIY BBQ Engagement Party @tonyapeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv

  3. -100. @AlexisJuneCrtv says:

    “@weddingchicks: Downhome DIY BBQ Engagement Party @tonyapeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv” So excited!!!

  4. -100. @kimpetalpixie says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Downhome DIY BBQ Engagement Party @tonyapeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv

  5. -100. Tonya Peterson says:

    Thank you so much for the feature. Kim is a pleasure to work with. Her designs are so much fun to photograph because they are so beautiful. I love the idea of an engagement party too. I wish I would have done that!

  6. -100. @TonyaPeterson says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Downhome DIY BBQ Engagement Party @tonyapeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv

  7. -100. Maria says:

    WOW! This looks great! I love the desserts in a jar. It all looks so good!

  8. -100. Rhiannon says:

    Such a fun shoot and what an amazing team of vendors! :)

    PS I Think it’s Tonya not Tony :)

  9. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    DIY BBQ Engagement Party Sounds like a great time to us! @TonyaPeterson @kimpetalpixie @AlexisJuneCrtv

  10. -100. @CardsandPockets says:

    Lots of fun DIY decor details from this DIY Engagement BBQ featured on @weddingchicks #DIY #wedding

  11. -100. Kim {Petal Pixie} says:

    I had such a great time working with so many amazing vendors on this shoot! A huge THANK YOU to Tonya Peterson for taking such amazing pictures of my work! Love ya girl!

  12. -100. @TappersJewelry says:

    Throwing an #engagement party? This adorable DIY BBQ Engagement Party a casual and delicious way to celebrate

  13. -100. @EverAnswered says:

    Check out this BBQ/cowboy inspired stationery on @weddingchicks — yeehaw!

  14. -100. Pamela Porosky says:

    are there recipes anywhere for the pies in the jar? I’m not sure if I missed them or they aren’t here and are in a different spot


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