It happened. You bit the bullet and you’re officially engaged. Congratulations!
Every proposal is special – whether you were in New York or at home watching Netflix, underwater or beneath the stars. It doesn’t even matter who was the one kneeling down (about to keel over) or on the receiving end, the proposal itself is something you will both remember for the rest of your lives.
So, now for the next big question. What kind of party are you going to throw to celebrate this momentous occasion?
Well, it’s never too soon to start honing your skills for the wedding. Organizing an amazing engagement party is the best way to get some practise in. You don’t have to strive for Pinterest perfection, all you need is a bit of creative thinking and some tips and themes to kick things off.
And here they are!
We have compiled 80 of the best, most popular, and trending ideas for the ultimate engagement party. We have inspiring ideas for party themes, locations, games, food and more. Read on, and start planning!
1. Custom Engagement Invitations
Grab your guests’ attention with a striking engagement invitation that will leave them with zero doubts about how fantastic your party is going to be. There’s no end to the possibilities.
Put your own stamp on the invitations with a themed design. Use cool illustrations or funky designs. Dazzle your friends and family with your creative flair and clever choice of color and fonts.
Add some cute couple photos to your engagement invitations to give them a personal touch. Cast your mind back to your proposal, a romantic holiday where you soaked up the sun, a festival you rocked out at or even just something totally random!
Get the invitations sent out in plenty of time so your guests can make arrangements. The last thing you want to do is give them an excuse to not show up!
2. Social Media Posts
Get the follows, likes and shares rolling in with eye-catching social media posts for platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you want to get the word out about your amazing engagement party, then there’s no better way than social media. But you’re going to need a vivid and exciting post that grabs attention.
A social media post is a superb opportunity to create a schedule for your party, give contact info or provide directions for your guests.
Announce your engagement in style with trending prints like cactus and flamingo themes. Stand out from the crowd by including fashionable patterns and vibrant font.
You don’t want your guests to be going around in circles, just like you don’t want your post getting lost on the newsfeed!
3. Snapchat Geofilters
Snapchat is still the stand-out social platform for broadcasting events so creating custom engagement Snapchat geofilters adds a super current, special touch.
Use a Snapchat geofilter maker that is easy to use and share. You and your guests can insert some fun illustrations and text that shows their friends your amazing engagement party.
Make a geofilter that complements the theme of your party. For example, if you have a flamingo theme, make a filter that features flamingos and bold pink patterns. Or go for the cute factor with loved-up images that will induce some relationship envy.
Upload your filter to Snapchat; then add the date, time and location of your party for the filter to kick in. The range you select will determine how much you spend.
And remember, don’t include any offensive or unauthorized content in your filter before you upload it! Snapchat has to approve your filter before you use it, but if you stick to the guidelines there should be no problems.
Fantastic Engagement Party Themes:
4. Take Inspiration From The Royal Wedding
Channel your inner Meghan and Harry with a royal-themed affair. After all, who doesn’t want to be a Prince or Princess for a day!
To truly get in a regal mood, why not dress like a royal? Whatever style you go for, make a statement, the royal rules don’t have to apply to your engagement party.
Take inspiration from Meghan’s stunning Givenchy dress when choosing your outfit. This delicately created piece is the definition of grandeur. But even if your headpiece is closer to Claire’s than the Queen’s closet, have fun and don’t take the theme too seriously.
Get your guests in on the act too. Let them know the dress code in plenty of time by sending them out a party schedule for the event.
Get your fanciest glassware and serve up some cocktails for your guests. Make these cocktails as luxurious as possible, options such as the Hemingway Daiquiri, Champagne Mojito or Kir Royale are ideal.
5. Flamingo For It
Look pretty in pink with a stunning flamingo-themed engagement party. Flamingos are hugely popular in fashion right now, so go ahead and embrace this popularity by giving them center stage at your party.
Line the venue with plastic flamingo ornaments, inflatable flamingos, flamingo bunting and tons of other charming pink decorations.
Flamingo fashion first rose to prominence in the 1950s, so you might like to echo the ‘50s vibe in your party celebrations. Go retro with a range of groovy vintage clothing and accessories.
To top it all off, get some flamingo-themed glasses to serve your drinks in and flamingo-themed engagement invitations to get those guests flocking to your celebrations.
6. Make A Point With A Cactus Party
Like the flamingo, the cactus is another trend that has taken the world by storm. The cactus is loved by many for being highly durable and easy to take care of. It also has that really unique look that stands out in the plant world.
So the question is, why not have a cactus-themed engagement party?! It’s not one of the most common engagement party ideas, but your guests are sure to appreciate an attempt to have a party that not many have tried before.
To make sure that you spike your guest’s interest, style your venue with some cool cactus decor. Think along the lines of cactus-themed drinks, art, cakes, and of course, the amazing plants themselves.
A party invitation that’s covered in cacti (not actual cacti) can be an intriguing way to set up the theme of your party. For some super ideas to help you create these invitations, check out this fantastic selection of cactus card templates.
7. Embrace The Luxury Of Chocolate And Champagne
Give your taste buds a night to remember with a chocolate and champagne-themed party. It might not be a combination you expect to see, but that doesn’t mean they don’t work splendidly together.
Set up a large display table in the center of your party. Place your favorite chocolates and champagne here on tiered stands.
Serve the champagne in your finest coupes and, for extra wow factor, make a champagne tower.
Top it all off with a delicious chocolate covered engagement cake.
8. Party Like You’re In The Movies
A movie-themed engagement party can be based around any movie of your choice if you’re creative enough. Whether you want to have your party looking like the wedding in The Godfather or the wedding in Bridesmaids – anything is possible.
Get some costumes and props to have your cinematic look on point. Amazon, Ebay, cosplayshopper.com and buycostumes.com are great places to look for high quality attire.
Get yourself some ‘He popped the question’ popcorn buckets to add to the occasion. These buckets are readily available to buy online.
Hiring a videographer or a photographer is a fantastic way to document the event and make it look like you’re actually on screen!
Organize a movie screening to top off the night. As a finishing touch you could get custom-made movie tickets printed out for your guests.
9. Take A Trip Back To The ’80s
The 1980s was a decade unlike any other. It was synonymous with bold fashion, bright colors, big hair, and instantly identifiable music. Bring all that fun back with an ’80s-themed engagement party that is sure to send your guest’s nostalgia into overdrive.
The music you play at this party is going to be key. You want to create a classic 1980s atmosphere in the room. There are some fantastic playlists on Spotify that are perfect for the occasion. Just search ‘Best ‘80s songs’ to gets tons of options.
Dress yourself and your guests as loud as possible. If you don’t have any vintage clothing lying around in your wardrobe, you can pick up some cheap threads on sites such as rustyzipper.com.
10. A Day At The Beach
You don’t actually need to get sand between your toes to host this type of engagement party. If you don’t live close to a beach, don’t fret! You can still pull it off indoors. A cake sculpted like a sandcastle could be a superb centerpiece for the event.
Scatter beach balls, fish netting and sea shells around the venue to add to the seaside atmosphere.
Make sure to add some beach-themed imagery to your engagement party invitations to hint at the sandy surprise that you have waiting.
11. The Greatest Of All Gatsby Parties
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby showcased the extravagant parties that took place in the roaring 20s. Why not recreate that extravagance with your own Gatsby-themed engagement party?
Chances are you won’t be having a party on such a huge scale as Jay Gatsby, but you can still set the same mood.
Create custom Gatsby invitations and party schedules to inform your guests of what they should wear. You could try out silk scarves, feathers, pearls, flapper dresses and dapper suits, for example. Cocktails and bite-size food are perfect for the occasion.
12. Mexican Fiesta Time
If you want to throw a Mexican fiesta engagement party, you’re definitely going to have to focus on making the event as colorful as possible, and the food as delicious as possible.
Setting up your own taco bar is the best way to go. This way your guests can decide on what they want. Include all the classic toppings such as guacamole, salsa, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapeños and onions.
Add some Mexican mariachi music to your party’s playlist to create the perfect fiesta atmosphere.
13. Keep It Cool With Some Ice Cream Tasting
This engagement party idea is bound to go down a treat with your guests. After all, there aren’t many people who don’t like ice cream.
Put popsicles into containers with plenty of ice to make sure that they stay good and cold. Place plenty of spoons on your display table for your guests to use.
Print out signs describing the different types of ice cream you have on offer, and if you like, you can leave them in the freezer until your guests decide which ones they prefer.
14. Go For A Cruise
Let your guests take in some scenic views with an engagement party cruise. This type of party can be a really relaxing experience and is sure to be an unforgettable occasion.
Many companies will have specific packages that cater for boat parties and they will likely take care of food, drink and any other particulars. Have a look at sites like Hornblower, American Princess Cruises and Skyline Cruises for more info.
All you have to do is send out the invites! Try and include images of boats and other water-related imagery in your engagement party invitations to set the tone.
15. Glamping It Up
Take to the great outdoors in style by bringing your guests glamping. It’s an engagement party after all, and you want some degree of comfort, so regular camping just won’t do.
Glamping sites are usually open to parties to taking place. Get in contact with a site near you to arrange your event.
You can also host a glamping party in your own home by getting the right props. Try building a unique tent as a centerpiece and working from there. Use lanterns and prepare s’mores to add to the campsite atmosphere.
16. Chill Out With A BBQ
If you love a good BBQ, including one in your engagement party can be a terrific idea. Just think of all that mouth-watering food!
A BBQ is perfect for those of you who want a relaxed and casual day. You can take your time cooking everything and let the party take a leisurely pace.
Start thinking about what you’ll put on the menu and, when you know your plan, design your own custom-made menu and give it to your guests.
17. Turn On The Style With A Masquerade
Having a masquerade ball is definitely an alternative way to host an engagement party. Style is hugely important here, meaning your guests will definitely have to make an effort.
Choose your favorite masquerade mask and dress up in your finest wares before getting ready to dance all night long. Check out vivomasks.com and dhgate.com for some magnificent masks.
Create your own masquerade-themed invitation to make sure that you don’t mask any important details about the event.
18. Get Stuck Into An Engagement Brunch
Start your celebrations right with a delicious brunch! With an engagement party brunch, you can opt for either a hearty buffet or a sit-down meal.
Starting the party early leaves lots of room for other activities during the day. For example, you can plan a whole host of games for after you’ve eaten.
Hosting the brunch in your house can be a good call, as guests can sit back and relax for as long as they like.
19. A Disney Dream
Many children around the world have grown up with Disney, and it can also be a fitting theme for an engagement party. Just because your all grown up and ready to be married doesn’t mean you have to discard your childhood favorites.
Take a trip down memory lane by introducing some iconic characters into your party. Put up posters, stickers and banners around the venue to add to the Disney experience.
You could dress up in some Disney inspired attire and get your guests to do the same. Make sure to include all the important details on the engagement party invitations that you send out.
20. Rooftop Views
Getting engaged is a time to be excited, so we couldn’t blame you for wanting to shout it from the rooftops! There are few engagement party venues that will have a nicer view than a rooftop setting.
Urban rooftops are fantastic to get a magnificent view of the city at night. There are lots of bars and hotels that will allow you to host a party on their rooftop, which often comes with shelter in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.
21. Become A High Roller With A Casino Party
This engagement party theme is well worth taking a gamble on. Play your cards right by carefully selecting how you spend your money, because the budget for this kind of party has the potential to get expensive very quickly.
A casino or arcade bar with games already in place is ideal. If you want to make it a really authentic experience, this is the way to go. Some casinos will allow you to book your party at the venue in advance if you want to make sure you are catered for properly.
22. Let It Snow
A snow-themed party is perfect for a winter engagement. Even if you’re not blessed with actual snow, you can use fake snow to create some glorious winter whiteness. That’s if you’re willing to clean it all up afterwards! Fake snow can be purchased at places like snowonder.com and Walmart.
If the weather is too cold, you can always have this party indoors, even without the snow. An all-white theme works just as well, perfectly capturing the spirit of the future wedding.
23. Make It International
Bring a global influence into your engagement party with an international theme. Look at the traditional styles of engagement parties in other countries and use your favorite as a model for your party to follow. You never know what tips you might pick up.
This also means you can add an international flavor to your dishes. Prepare a buffet full of foods from around the world to wow your guests.
24. Take the Party Outside With A Picnic
A picnic can be a great engagement party option for a fine summer’s day. Head down to a local park or field, or anywhere with a large amount of grass and lay down your blankets.
It’s best not to bring too much food, because if it’s not eaten, it will all have to be brought back. Settle on a certain number of guests and estimate how much you will need.
Avoid bringing sticky or messy foods, as you don’t want to spend the day cleaning up!
25. A Wonderful Western Party
Take a trip to the wild wild west and immerse yourself in a spaghetti western-themed party. This party would be ideal for a rural setting, whether it be your back garden or something more expansive.
Props will be very important here. Set the scene with some bales of straw and cacti. If you decide to have the party indoors instead, why not decorate your venue like a saloon.
You don’t have to have the biggest budget to recreate the rustic saloon look. Look around for second hand stuff to help cut costs. Follow this guide for more information.
26. It’s The ’90s Again!
This is perfect for all you ’90s kids out there who are now all grown up and soon to be married. Throw in some blasts from the past to make this party a particularly memorable occasion.
Include all the pop culture you can handle to create a party that will make you want to hop in a time machine. Stick on your best denim overalls, bucket hat, chain belt, bandana and combat boots to steal the show.
Make sure to design a great invitation that shows off all the ’90s (and your party) has to offer.
27. Black and White All Night
The combination of black and white really gives off a classy, elegant impression. Dress black and white, make your cake black and white, decorate in black and white, do everything in black and white!
Hanging decorations like black and white balloons and pom poms can do wonders for the ambience of the room.
This is a theme that your guests will feel especially comfortable buying into. No one will be complaining about dressing up in a dapper black tuxedo or a glamorous white dress.
Make sure you keep the black and white theme consistent throughout, starting with your engagement invitations. Send out some black and white-themed invitations to let everyone know what to anticipate.
28. Tasting The Finest Wines
This party is so fun to organize. After all, you’re choosing what wines to drink! Make sure to get a good variety of wines, ensuring that your guests will find something to their taste.
You can select different wines from the same region or go completely global. Maybe you prefer cocktails or whiskey though, so you can use those as tasters instead of wine. The choice is yours!
29. VIPs Only
Make your guests feel extra important with a VIP-themed night. Print out customized VIP passes to wear at the event.
Lots of champagne is ideal for this one, which can be placed in buckets of ice to complete the VIP look.
Book an area for your party in a bar or nightclub and make yourself feel like a star.
30. Pour Your Heart Into A Tea Party
If you’re hosting a tea party, you’re going to want to use only the finest crockery, so dust off your best fine china and get pouring.
Try different varieties of tea to mix things up a bit and include lots of snacks for your guests to feast on.
What’s so great about this type of party is that it can be held anywhere and is relatively easy to organize.
Tasty Engagement Party Food Ideas:
31. Vegetable shooters
Vegetable shooters look as good as they taste. Mix some mayo and garlic cream in a cup and dip your vegetables in.
You can have a bit of fun with what vegetables you want to include, but make sure there is a good combination of flavors and that they’re nicely displayed.
32. Chicken and Waffle Sliders
This recipe combines two hugely popular foods, chicken and waffles, and turns them into something even greater.
Chicken and waffle sliders aren’t the most exotic choice for an appetizer, but they are a universal option that is sure to be lapped up by your guests.
33. Heart Shaped Sandwiches
What better food to celebrate your love for each other than heart-shaped sandwiches. These little gems will look amazing when placed on your table and taste good too.
Use a heart-shaped food cutter to carve out your design and fill the bread with your favorite sandwich fillings.
34. Blue Cheese, Fig and Onion Palmiers
These palmiers are delicious and easy to make. They’re a delightful snack to place on a table at your party for people to munch away on.
All it takes is four simple ingredients that add up to a fancy looking treat.
35. Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Don’t be afraid to cook lots of these, because they will most certainly be snapped up. These bite-size treats are a wonderful addition to any engagement party feast.
These stuffed mushrooms are as easy to cook as they are to eat. A taste of these mushrooms will really help to whet your guests’ appetite.
36. Sausage and Pineapple Party Bites
While sausage and pineapple are not a classic combination, this delicious duo work very well together.
Cube a pineapple and then place the pieces on skewers alongside sausages. Dip your skewer in teriyaki sauce for extra flavor.
37. Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Rolls
These appetizers are very convenient to prepare for your party. You can make them in advance and have them ready to go on the day.
Cover sliced zucchini with olive oil and grill them until the zucchini is nice and soft. Place half a tablespoon of cheese on the slices, roll them up, and enjoy.
38. Honey Glazed Salmon
This divine dish is full of zest. Honey is simply the perfect ingredient to glaze your salmon with.
Serve with rice and vegetables to create a fantastic mixture of flavor that your guests are sure to appreciate.
39.Bourbon Bacon Barbecue Chicken Kebabs
This recipe is all about combining succulent chicken thighs with bacon paste to give them that extra bit of flavor.
The combination works wonders and creates a glorious taste for your guests to savor.
40. Smoked Salmon with Dill and Capers
This is a nice, healthy option for those who don’t want to eat too heavily before the main course.
These delicious starters are quick and easy to prepare, taking only 15 minutes in total.
41. Vegetable Frittata
A vegetable frittata is a fitting vegetarian option to serve at your party. It takes about 40 minutes to prepare in the oven and can be served either hot or cold. If you’re looking for something super healthy to dish out, a vegetable frittata is the way to go.
42. Sweet Heat Molasses Meatballs
These meatballs are ideal finger food to serve at your engagement party. They are quick and easy to make, and even easier to eat. Place them on your table and watch as they disappear in no time.
43. One-pan duck with Savoy cabbage
Duck always results in a really filling meal. It’s packed full of protein and can be an alternative option to more commonly cooked meats.
Include a helping of Savoy cabbage to add to the flavor and aesthetic of your dish. This is one engagement party idea that’s definitely worth trying out.
44. Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls
These egg rolls could be the best you’ve ever tasted. They are easy to make, but oh so delicious!
Make your sauce first and set it aside. Then get started on preparing your chicken and vegetables, before placing the final product into your egg rolls.
45. Creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken
You want to make the sauce nice and thick for this dish. If it’s too thin you’ll be missing out. The creamier, the better!
If you cook it right, the parmesan, garlic, mushrooms and chicken will effortlessly combine to make an amazing meal.
46. Red Velvet Cake Roll
Red velvet cake roll looks like an incredibly fancy dessert, but with careful attention to detail, it’s not that difficult to make. Just make sure you follow the recipe exactly to get the right results.
Make sure to roll the cake up when it’s hot to avoid cracks. Follow the walk through video in the link to achieve the right results.
47. Angel Food Cake with Nutella Drizzle, Fresh Strawberries & Mascarpone Cream
All it takes is 15 minutes to make this delectable dessert. You can buy an angel cake pre-prepared to save time and then cover it with nutella drizzle, sliced strawberries and a mascarpone cream mixture.
Make sure to slice the cake up before you add the dressing. While you can make your own angel cake, by nature they are dry, so buying one in your local store should do the trick.
48. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Showcase all the colors of the rainbow to your guests with these amazing fruit skewers. They are incredibly easy to create.
All you need to do is gather together raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, grapes, kiwis, mangos and tangerines to make this beautiful dessert. Slice them up and place them on the skewers. Simple as that!
49. Heart-Shaped Meringue Cookies
Another offering that fits the engagement theme perfectly are heart-shaped meringue cookies.
Meringue cookies are low in fat and very light on your stomach, making them an ideal snack to munch on during the party.
50. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
There are few desserts more luxurious than a chocolate-dipped strawberry. Melt some chocolate chips and stir them under low heat.
Dip the lower half of the strawberries into the chocolate mixture and leave them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens. Then all you have to do is take them out for your guests to enjoy.
51. Watermelon Heart Fruit Salad
A fresh and healthy snack that fits the occasion nicely. You can have whatever fruit you like, but make sure you include the watermelon hearts!
Grab a watermelon and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the hearts out.
Incredibly Fun Engagement Party Games:
52. ‘How well do you know me?’ Quiz
This game is easy to play, but it’s also great fun. Simply create a quiz asking questions about the engaged couple for the guests.
You can do multiple choice questions or just give people a blank space to fill in their answers. Remember to award the winning guest with a prize.
The ever-popular charades is a superb way to break the ice between guests who don’t know each other.
Charades involves one person beginning the game by choosing the name of a famous person, a movie, a book or a song and miming it out for everyone else to guess.
Whoever guesses right gets a point and the person with the most points at the end of the game wins. If you like you can divide everyone into two teams.
54. Outdoor Twister
You might have heard of regular Twister, the game where everyone gets tangled up on a mat and tries not to fall down. Outdoor Twister takes things to the next level.
All you need are red, yellow, blue and green spray paint canisters to make circles on your lawn. To help get the circles in the right place, simply trace a circle on a piece of paper, cut it out and use the remaining template to paint your circles.
55. Giant Jenga
There’s nothing wrong with regular sized jenga but why not get the supersized version?! You can either buy, hire or make your version of this iconic game of precision.
To make things even more interesting you could write ‘truth’ or ‘dare’ on individual jenga blocks, so when someone pulls out a ‘truth’ block they have to tell a truth and when they pull out a ‘dare’ block they have to take part in a dare.
56. Ring Hunt
You can play this game by hiding a certain amount of fake rings around the engagement party venue. The person who finds the most rings wins the game.
Set a timer so your guests aren’t spending the whole duration of the party looking for the rings, and confine the search to a small area so they aren’t very difficult to find.
57. Find The Guest
This game is great for helping your guests to get to know each other. A list of sentences is written down and every guest has to find someone at the party who corresponds to that sentence.
For example, ‘has travelled to China’, ‘has a pet Pug’, ‘can play the guitar’ etc.
58. How Old Were They?
In this game, multiple pictures of either of the betrothed are displayed together on a large poster or placed on a wall. Guests then try to estimate what age they were in each photo.
The person who gets their age right the most times wins the game.
59. The ‘Who is going to do it?’ Game
This game is certainly a great way to drum up a bit of light-hearted rivalry between the engaged couple! Guests are presented with a sheet filled with daily chores and they must write down who they believe will tackle those chores.
The engaged couple will have already written down who they think will do each task, so it can be interesting to see how their answers compare to the guests.
You don’t have to be the world’s best singer to get involved in some karaoke. On the other hand, if you can sing, why not join in too? It’s a win-win really.
Everyone will be up for some fun so don’t be afraid to get stuck in. When everyone who volunteered has finished their singing, you could have a vote for the person who did the best and give them a small prize.
61. Ring Toss
Why not put a ring on it in more ways than one? Ring toss is easy to set up and simple to play. Stand back a certain distance and take turns throwing the rings onto an object like the neck of a bottle.
You could use wine bottles and decide that whoever gets a certain amount of rings onto a certain bottle gets to keep it. Just make sure the same guest doesn’t win them all…
Adding the details:
62. Photographs as Decoration
Photographs decorated around the venue help tell the story about the engaged couple’s relationship before the day of the party.
If the couple have been together for many years it can be interesting to see the changes and experiences they went through by showcasing a wide variety of photos.
63. Personalized Glasses
This a lovely little personal touch to add to the intimacy of the party. You will find lots of great options for customizable wine, champagne or cocktail glasses online.
You can get either the names of the engaged couple on the glasses or even go a step further by personalizing the glasses of each individual guest.
64. Helium Balloons
There’s just something about helium balloons that evokes a feeling of awe. If you’ve ever seen a large amount of helium balloons released into the sky, it’s hard not to gaze up in amazement.
Get some helium balloons based around your engagement party’s theme and let them loose in the venue that you have chosen. Another option could be to get confetti balloons that will release confetti when they are popped.
65. Small Candles Placed Around The Venue
Placing small candles around the venue can be a gorgeous touch, no matter what the theme is. Candles have the ability to create a really intimate atmosphere and will have a soothing effect on your guests.
Of course you will have to make sure that these candles aren’t burning for the whole night. Make sure to double-check that they are placed securely in an adequate candle holder too.
66. Personalized Party Banner
You want your engagement party to have a really personal feel. With a personalized party banner, you can really decorate the venue to suit the occasion.
You can use phrases like “she said yes” and “soon to be Mr. and Mrs.______.”
67. Song Request Basket
Everyone loves to hear their favorite music being played. Whether you have a live band or only a CD player at your engagement party you can let your guests have an input on what they hear.
Send a basket around the room and let everyone place a song request card in it.
68. Engagement Ring Ice Cubes
Why use regular ice cubes when you can get some shaped like engagement rings?
These cubes will look fantastic in your drinks all the way through the night. Amazon has a great selection of engagement ring ice cube moulds to use.
69. Get Your Pets Involved
While this engagement party idea may not suit everyone, many people love their pets so much that they might as well be engaged to them too. After all, you don’t want your furry friend to miss such a big occasion in your life.
That said, this will probably work best if you’re having a small gathering. On your invitations you could tell your guests to bring their pet along to the party.
70. Photo Booth Props
Place yourself and your guests in random scenarios with some photo booth props. Getting a wide variety of props gives you a great opportunity to get lots of cool photos and will give everyone a good laugh when they look back on them.
71. Ultimate Dessert Table
Leave your guests salivating with a fabulous display of desserts all in one place. This way, when they are finished eating the more savory options at the party, they can head straight for your glorious buffet of desserts.
72. Cocktail Vote
The majority of cocktails taste delicious so it’s often difficult to choose which one you want to drink. Why not give each of your guests a poll where they can vote to decide on a free cocktail that everyone will get.
Of course this may cost a lot, so it’s best done with a smaller group. If cocktails aren’t your thing you can always do the same with wine.
73. Ring-Shaped Cake
You want your engagement party cake to be an unforgettable one. While it might be eaten straight away, a cake that looks good will live long in the memory.
That’s why a ring-shaped cake is an ideal option. You might want something a bit more decorative for your wedding, so this could be your only chance to eat one!
74. Hanging Pom-Poms
Pom-poms are easy-to-make decorations that can add that little bit of extra color to your engagement party. This is the perfect option for a low-budget event.
All you need is some colored tissue paper, a scissors, a ruler and some floral wire. After you’ve finished making them, hang them up on the ceiling.
75. Cake and Cupcake Toppers
Cake and cupcake toppers will add some extra decoration to your food. They really are the cherry on top for your engagement party.
Try and make your toppers as unique as possible by adding your own text and images to them.
76. Signs Directing Guests
While most of your guests will probably know where your venue is and how to get there, putting up personalized signs is a superb way of directing people to your engagement party.
This will help to get them excited for the party as they make their way closer and who knows, they might actually help someone find the place.
77. Booklets With Your Proposal Story
The story doesn’t have to be overly detailed. Summing up all the important parts of the proposal will do fine.
78. Mini Champagne Bottles
Give your guests a complimentary treat by leaving some mini champagne bottles at their table. Attach a straw and the person’s name with a ribbon for extra effect.
This is a simple, yet thoughtful, engagement party idea. Your guests will be delighted with some champagne to drink and, because they are mini versions, they can easily carry them around the party.
79. Getting The Dress Code Right
The most important thing about the dress code at an engagement party is that it isn’t going to eclipse anyone’s wedding day attire.
Choose what you’ll wear depending on the occasion. If you’re going for a laid-back engagement party, chose a Sunday dress, or if it’s something fancier, try a cocktail dress.
80. Thank You Cards
After all is said and done, it’s important that you thank your guests for attending your party.
You can use this as an opportunity to express your gratitude for the contribution they made to your event.
To make them feel really appreciated, why not make your own custom engagement thank you card for them.
Now it’s time to put these ideas into practice…
Well that’s it, 80 engagement party ideas that will ensure your celebrations are the best they can possibly be.
Now that you know what they are, you can start planning which ones you are going to use.
Remember to take a step-by-step approach to ensure that you have everything in place. At an event like an engagement party, the magic is in the details so get organized, write all your ideas down and check them off as you go.
After you have everything planned, stay true to your decisions. There’s no point thinking too much about what you’ve chosen or you’ll never be happy with it.
Then make sure to do the most important thing of all, go and enjoy the engagement party that you’ve worked so hard to organize! The whole point is to celebrate this wonderful, happy time with your partner, family and friends. So, whatever you plan – have fun!
Michael Cole is a content writer at Design Wizard. He has completed a BA in English and History and an MA in Journalism, and is hopefully finished with college at this stage! Michael has extensive experience writing for both print and web and can turn his hand to any subject. From wedding dresses to football matches, Michael has written about it all. One day he hopes to write his own novel and hopes even more that people will actually read it.