You have said YES! You are now ENGAGED! It’s time to celebrate.
We have listed below some ideas to celebrate with your loved ones! Whether this is a traditional engagement party or thinking a little something more out of the box. Whichever you choose for your engagement party, these parties are sure to help start your engagement off with a bang!
There’s nothing quite like curling up and watching your favourite movie. Gather your friends and family for a movie night, complete with a projector, cosy seating, blankets, your and your fiancée’s favourite film, and of course, all the treats you can imagine. You could also have a special ending at the end of your chosen film; yours and your fiancée’s love story, adding in clips of your relationship throughout the months/years.
For a laidback evening full of delicious food and fun games, host a backyard BBQ. Serve your favourite foods, from burgers to hot dogs and everything in between, before challenging everyone to a (friendly) competitive game of giant Jenga or corn hole. This could later lead to a follow-on competition on your wedding day, by including this game into your day.
Cheese and Wine
Cheese and wine tasting is the perfect way to elevate a traditional engagement party. It still involves delicious food and drinks but adds an extra level of elegance. Create a giant charcuterie table for your guests to sample, along with wines that pair beautifully with the food you choose.
Host a bonfire full of drinks, games, s’mores, and campfire stories. You could tell the special story about the moment you got engaged and also highlights throughout your relationship.
Engaged at the height of summer or have an indoor swimming pool nearby; celebrate with a classic pool party. Stock up with beverages, snacks and giant pool floats. And don’t forget the feel-good playlist, too. If you got engaged on a holiday destination, why not re-create it and bring that setting to the pool party.
While you could attend Coachella or Glastonbury for your engagement party, we’re talking about creating your own music festival in your backyard or local park. Hire food trucks and local musicians or DJs to get the party started. We also strongly encourage guests to rock their best festival wear, body glitter and all.
If you and your significant other are big outdoor lovers, why not bring your family and friends with you on a weekend-long glamping getaway? Think bonfires, s’mores, games, hiking, and kayaking. And if your guests aren’t adventurers, don’t fret. The whole point of glamping is to camp in style–aka with air conditioning and bathrooms.
In a classic case of “who done it,” you and your guests can work together to solve a hypothetical crime in a fun and spooky celebration. Countless kits online have everything you need to create the perfect storyline. This is also ideal if many of your guests don’t know one another, as it gets everyone interacting, before the big day.
Let’s be honest, there are very few people who don’t love an excuse to throw on a costume for a night. From the roaring 20s to a masquerade ball, there are countless themes to choose from. Having a costume party also makes shopping for decorations that much easier. You could also theme the costume party to something which relates to both of you and your relationship, for example, if you are childhood sweethearts and met in school.
We hope we have given you some inspiration for your engagement party!
Congratulations! The excitement and planning are only just beginning.