Top 5 creative engagement party ideas
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The partner of your dreams has proposed, and you are now engaged! It’s time to celebrate with your friends and family with a wonderful party. For most couples this will be the first wedding related event to plan and it’s an opportunity to plan a fun celebration. The upside of an engagement party is that there are fewer rules and traditions to follow. This event is not restricted by rituals allowing the couple to celebrate in an enjoyable and unique way. We have the top five creative engagement party ideas that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
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The idea of a picnic immediately brings to mind relaxed fun in the outdoors. You can build on this theme and add an element of glamour with a fancy set up. This can feature floor seating with comfy cushions and beautiful rugs. Choose textiles with a luxurious and glamorous feel. Include décor elements like beautiful flower arrangements on low tables and even candles or fairy lights (if you plan to host this party into the evening). Prepare little picnic baskets for your guests and serve wine or cocktails separately. You must make sure that the menu is engagement party-worthy and could possibly include a barbeque live station. As there is an underlying theme of glamour, bring that to the forefront with stylish accessories for your guests to use during the party. These could include straw hats, lace parasols and Chinese fans, to keep them comfortable in the day time.
2.Wine and Cheese Tasting Party
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If you and your fiancé are gourmands and enjoy the finer things of life, include that into your engagement party by having a wine and cheese tasting. You could hire a wine consultant or sommelier to curate a perfect collection of wines for you and your guests to try out. Some bars also offer this as an outsourced service. Accompanying cheeses can also be featured, which will be sure to impress even the fussiest guest. You can serve charcuterie boards with cold cuts, nuts, crisps, crackers, fresh grapes and sourdough too. These will be the perfect accompaniment to the cheeses you will be serving. Include wine tasting score cards so your guests can rate the wines and get to know what they like. End the night with a round of champagne for everyone.
3.First Date Nostalgia
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What better way to celebrate your engagement than by paying homage to your very first date as a couple? Reminisce about that first outing and create a party theme around it. So, whether your first date was at a coffee shop, night club, bowling alley or maybe a movie hall, you can easily incorporate these elements into your party. You could also include a fun treasure hunt in which the clues are based on trivia facts based on your journey as a couple. Your close friends and family will compete to show off who knows the most about you both. Your engagement party invite can also inform guests about your party idea based on first date nostalgia. Considering the long way you have come as a couple, from the first meeting to committing to a life together, it’s the perfect way to celebrate your exciting journey together.
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Since you’re lucky in love, you can spread that feeling of good fortune by hosting a fun casino themed engagement party. Your party décor can feature a Las Vegas style colour palette of red, black and gold. Games of luck like roulette, black jack and poker can feature in the event flow of the party. You can use fake chips, which the guests can exchange for fun gifts like scented candles, art curios or even a spa voucher. The whole idea is to get the guests to enjoy the fun of gambling, without the actual risk. Have a ‘James Bond’ themed dress code and your party guests will really get into the whole spirit of the theme.
5.Vintage Costume Party
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Vintage themed events are majorly trending at the moment. You can also jump on the bandwagon and host an engagement party that asks guests to dress in vintage costumes. Think the glamorous 20s like in the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio. This era was all about flapper dresses, jewelled headbands, feathers and fur, for the women. Men from that era wore sharp suits with a penchant for bow ties. Decor elements could feature a black and silver colour scheme with balloons, drapes and streamers in these two tones. You could also include an uber-chic champagne glass pyramid and stylish ice sculpture for the serving tables. Your guests will have a great time planning their outfits and you will have the most stylish photographs of an engagement party.
The theme and decor of your engagement party can be as unpretentious or as creative as you’d like. The focus should be on celebrating and include everyone on your guest list in the feeling of joy that you feel. Choose a theme that most resonates with your personal idea of fun and plan a party that will help you enhance that vibe.