(click the photo for the link)I think it will be help at my parent's house, very cozy and informal. Just a great way for our families and friends to meet each other before the big day. Here's some tips I picked up on ehow.com
The bride's father should always make a toast, regardless of the locale or mood of the party.
Not everyone who is coming to the wedding needs to be invited to the engagement party.
Always splurge on good champagne.
Make sure you have the location booked at least a month in advance so you can concentrate on other details of party planning.
Never invite someone to the engagement party who is not invited to the wedding.
Gifts should not be expected.
Always consider the bride and groom in the planning, for it is essentially a party for them.Have a great Thursday!Forever Dreaming,Katelyn