Your beloved popped the question, and you said yes to spend forever with them! Take your time and savor the moment, but don’t stay dazed for too long. Start planning your engagement party, and if you don’t know how to start, were here to help.
Depending on the engagement party themes that catch your fancy, there are plenty of inspiring and fun engagement party ideas. If you are the simple kind, stay safe in the classic and minimalist ideas for engagement parties. But if you are adventurous and fun-loving, explore the most unconventional engagement parties’ ideas. Whatever your choice, we curated ten uniqueengagement party ideas for your pleasure.
Host a cinema at home
Host a cinema night by turning your home into a movie theatre. The engagement party etiquette states that you are responsible for all the classic treats that they will enjoy. Make sure that kit Kat bars, white chocolate, twizzles, candies, and the legendary popcorn and coke are available. To make the event realistic, hire a projector for your viewing pleasure.
Say cheese and some wine
If you lean towards a vintage or formal affair, host a wine and cheese party. Cheese and wine a perfect engagement gift ideas, so ask them to bring some. Decorate your venue with napkins, chinaware, flowers, and pull out the flutes. You and the guests should enjoy a night of pairing and tasting. Merge Gouda with Riesling, Brie with Beaujolais, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with cheese, and Stilton with port.
Consider a skating affair
Want to feel like a kid before you tie the knot? Rent a racetrack or skating rink and ask your guests to throw it back to the 70s with their outfits. Hire a DJ and play classic tunes while you all skate and munch on pizzas.
Opt for a cozy backyard event
The backyard is perfect for both formal and casual engagement parties regardless of the theme. Run through your backyard with string lights and streamers on trees. Fix up your tables with pictures and mini flag centerpieces. Place picnic baskets with edible treats in spaces around the backyard. In the absence of seats, unroll blankets for your guests to sit. Come correct with beer, wines, and salads.
Enjoy a beach affair
If you want relaxedengagement party ideas that are perfect for friends, host a beach bonfire. Entertain at sunset so that guests can watch the sun go down while taking beautiful pictures. Bring in the s’mores, marshmallows, beers, game of cards, and boards. Start a bonfire and dance to the rhythms of the ukulele.
Enjoy the decadence of desserts
If you love sweet treats, a dessert overflow is the perfect engagement party idea for friends. This is an opportunity for you to please all your decadent tastes. Line up your dessert bar with chocolate-dipped strawberries, truffles, cookies, chocolate bars, and macadamia-nut cheesecake. Wash down these dreamy treats with beverages and wine. You can make a selection from tea, coffee, champagne, pinot, Riesling, and sauternes.
Get lost in your disco world
Disco doesn’t always have to be noisy. Your guests can get lost in their world if they have headphones. Hand out custom headphones connected to the DJ playlist. When they have it on, it’s party time and happy boogie. Once they take off the headphones, everywhere is either quiet or the tone is calm and conversational. This way, you will not have any noise complaints against you.
Host a pool party
A unique engagement party idea for friends is the pool party. Map out areas around the pool to create a lounge and bar for relaxation. Don’t forget the food area which you’ll fill up with animals and raft-shaped foods. Evoke the tropical vibe by serving lemonade, mojitos, and Pina Coladas. Set up some music, hand out the sunscreen, towels, fans, and travel-size lotions.
If you are a stable lover, you would love the Derby-worthy hats and mint juleps. Channel them into your engagement by heading off to the races. Let your guests wear equestrian-inspired outfits, either for the elite or stable hands. Let the bourbon, crust ice, and fresh mint cocktail flow in stainless julep cups. If those are not available, use flutes instead. Place bets like you will, on horses, but this time, on what you know about your partner.
Throw a masked ball
A masked ball is one of the most creative engagement party theme ideas you can imagine. Throw an elegant and mysterious masked ball for your guests, and set the mood with gold decor. Hand out extravagant mask styles at the entrance. Finish this exotic affair by serving Venetian-inspired food and drinks by lanterns and candlelight.
Celebrating your engagement news with friends helps the reality dawn on you. You can go all out or keep it intimate with these creative engagement party ideas. Check them out and get inspired to create magic.
Author: Valeriya Istomina is a Wedding Forward expert on wedding budgets, etiquettes, ceremonies, and music. If you need tips for wedding planning, she will guide you all the way. She collects analytics and surveys, talks to experts; creates checklists, templates, and gives her take on wedding planning. Her other passions are yoga, photography, and reading.