Getting engaged to the person you love is a dream come true. It’s also the first step to your wedding and marriage. This also gives you an opportunity to spend time together as an engaged couple before your wedding planning starts. For some, this implies recording the engagement to make the moment memorable or deciding how you’ll break the news of your engagement to your loved ones.
However, most people choose to throw an engagement party for their loved ones and friends to celebrate their engagement with them. Soon after you get your diamond engagement rings and are engaged to the partner of your dreams, you need to plan your engagement party. While there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to engagement parties, you’ll likely want your party to be unique and memorable. To inspire you, here are a few creative engagement party ideas that can take your party to the next level and make it memorable:
1. A Movie Night
If you love movies, throwing an outdoor movie night party can be a perfect way to celebrate your engagement. All you need is a projector outside, beach chairs, floor cushions, and blankets for your guests to cozy up in and enjoy a romantic movie under the stars.
Provide plenty of snacks, popcorn, salad crisps, yogurt, almonds, and chocolate that you and your guests can enjoy during the movie night. You can screen your favorite movie or cinematic footage of the engagement to announce your engagement to everyone.
2. Cocktail Party
A cocktail party is a great way to celebrate your commitment to each other with close friends and family. If the weather is favorable, an outdoor, sun-filled cocktail party can be perfect for your pre-wedding party.
You can design a signature cocktail to serve your guests at the party. Hire a mixologist to help you craft a signature beverage or to teach you and your guests how to do it. You can even have a drink station with a wide range of top-shelf drinks, spices, and garnishes.
If the weather isn’t favorable for an outdoor party, reserve a private space at a lounge or bar. Have an engagement party playlist you can listen to while toasting to your engagement with creative cocktails.
3. Game Night Party
These days, games have become a popular party theme, so why not throw a game night party to celebrate your changing relationship with loved ones? The best thing about game parties is that they’re fun, and you can make them as complex or as easy as you like. They also help break the ice for family and friends who have never met. You can rent a cozy, private venue or host a game night party in your home.
Get creative by doing something simple, engaging, and unique, like creating custom coloring pages for the kids and even adults at the party. You can play campfire games around a firepit and organize a themed photo shoot.
4. Host a Brunch
Brunch is another creative party idea often reserved for celebrations. It’s a people-pleaser meal that’s easy to potluck among family and friends.
A brunch breakfast comprises guest favorites, from savory avocado toast to satisfying waffles. Everyone can indulge in a massive breakfast, including mimosa of nearly every variety, as they toast to your new engagement.
You can hold your brunch engagement party at your local or countryside brunch spot or prepare your favorites at home. After the brunch party, spend the day together horse riding or enjoying calm times, and dance the night away with your close family and friends.
5. Hold a Rooftop Party
A rooftop party is another terrific way to celebrate your new relationship as a couple with your best family and friends.
The atmosphere at the rooftop, with everything beautifully set and your friends and family around you, can bring lots of excitement. Dance the night away with live entertainment, cool drinks, potluck meals and amazing views of the massive city.
Have a Great Engagement Party
Throwing an engagement party is a perfect way to celebrate your personality and love as a couple with your best friends and family. However, a lot of work goes into planning the perfect engagement party, from choosing a host, creating a guest list, and sending out invitations to planning your theme and menu and selecting the ideal venue.
The engagement party ideas mentioned above will take the stress of deciding the perfect engagement party to throw for your guests out of you. You can also hire an event planner to help take care of the many things involved in planning an engagement.