When dreaming up ideas for my Bachelor Premier party, I couldn’t think of a theme more classic than the shows iconic red roses. With the word out that this season’s bachelor, Jason Mesnick, ends up proposing and is now engaged, I decided to capitalize on the diamond ring theme as well. Here are some pics of the decor and from the party.
Invitations: For my tech savvy friends Evites are always the best option. For this party I chose the Real Simple Crimson Cocktail Evite.
For a Monday night event wine is a great choice; use Relax Cool Red to match the party decorations. I glammed up my decanter ($6.95 – Crate & Barrel) with rhinestones and tied faux engagement rings ($1.99/12 – Michaels) to the wine glasses with black satin ribbon.
Since the party was centered around the TV I used my dining room table as an appetizer station. For my centerpiece I reused the rose and daisy floral arrangement from my Cotton Bowl tailgate and bedazzled red tea light holders from World Market.
To add a fun (and funny) touch I printed out applications to be on the next Bachelor from the Warner Brothers website for all my single guests. I used red ribbon to tie the sheets together in a cute bow. Be sure to provide envelopes, stamps, pens and clipboards so they can be sent off after the party!
This is Eva, the editorial director of Evite. We were so happy you included our invitations in your Bachelor viewing party!
Hosting rotating viewing parties as a way to make new friends and get the girls together is a great party idea, and I LOVE the faux engagement rings on the glasses — nice touch!
If you want to mix up the invites for future shows, here’s another one that would work with your red rose theme: http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?isNew=false&template=dsevans_roses
Thanks again for letting us be a part of your parties!
Joanna @ letsentertain says
This all looks so good! I love the engagement rings!
Love your party theme and the design! I am also a fan of the Bachelor(guilty pleasure) and this season looks interesting! ; )
Eva, thanks for the other evite ideas! I’ll probably use one when I host again.
Thanks to the rest of you who liked the party!
Chris — total guilty pleasure, but I’m obsessed!