Throw a Seasonal Engagement Party with Eco-Luxe Panache

Whether He or She said “yes,” the proposal was a success! Now it’s time to bring the two sides of the aisle together and share the happy. As an easy, eco-friendly theme, “Seasonal” is always on-trend.

Embrace the Florals of the Season

You want an intimate and cozy vibe at almost any party—but especially in winter and especially for engagement parties. Winter pine, poinsettia, eucalyptus, holly and amaryllis create a warm-and-spicy yet traditional feel.


Get Tipsy, Do Good

Not only are the bottles sparkly and festive, but a good chunk of the money your dishing out goes to your choice of a charity helping Children, Women, Health or Global.


One Hope Wine Celebration Glitter Collection

Visit OneHope Wine and find a vintage that will commemorate your engagement as well as remind you how lucky you are in the overall scheme of things. That’s the spirit!!!

The OneHope Foundation site (“What if every purchase you made gave back?”) shows the NGOs and nonprofit partners they work with globally. We even found ourselves a bit ver klempt as we scanned their Impact page, which highlights heartwarming stats like “49, 045 animals helped to find a forever home.”

Fire it Up

A Hot (Chocolate) Conversation Piece

Legend has it that in the 17th century, warring factions of Roman Catholics and Protestants in what is now Switzerland solidified a lasting truce over… fondue! One side brought boiling cheese and other side brought dipping bread. What’s more, say the Swiss: “This king of meals, at once simple and convivial, even pays homage to Switzerland’s democratic culture.” If cheese fondue is a recipe for democracy, then the chocolate version is one of our greatest hopes for world peace. No doubt, Swiss-born chef, Konrad Elgi—who invented the upgrade at his Chalet Suisse in 1960s New York City while searching for ways to help market Toblerone—will win the Nobel peace prize one day.

So do a Fair-Trade chocolate fondue with homemade marshmallows, whole-wheat graham cookies and fruit dippers. Lake Champlain Chocolates—all-natural, made in Vermont—has a Fair for Life certification. (see recipe below)