Getting engaged is a big milestone in life, and you should commemorate it with an appropriate engagement party.
However, so many engagement parties end up looking all the same.
You should have an event that reflects how unique you and your partner are.
An engagement party is less formal than the actual wedding.
So you have the freedom to get a lot more creative in your party theme.
You can throw an event that your friends and family will remember for a long time.
If you started planning the wedding as soon as you got engaged, you’re not alone.
60% of brides-to-be reported they started wedding planning before getting engaged!
But don’t forget about planning the engagement party!
It sets the tone for what kind of wedding you will have.
There’s a lot to think about and it can be overwhelming. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these 5 memorable engagement party ideas.
1. Oysters and Rosé
This preppy afternoon party is perfect for a spring or summer engagement.
Bonus if you have access to a beautiful patio or rooftop venue.
Make sure to tell everyone to RSVP so you know how many oysters to buy. Think at least 6 per person.
You can buy bottles of rosé or you can do something really unexpected: a rosé keg!
2. Tacos and Tequila Tasting
A wine tasting party is what everyone would expect.
Tequila tasting? That’s a memorable engagement party idea.
Make it colorful and festive with multi-colored balloons.
You can make it fancy with a sit-down tequila flight and taco pairing.
A more casual approach is to let people taste at the bar.
Then have a traditional taco stand people can line up for.
3. Sunset Harbor Cruise
There are so many options when renting out part of a cruise ship for an event.
You can do something fancy with a sit-down dinner followed by dancing.
If you and your partner are more relaxed, you can find a party boat.
Whether your guest list is 50 or 300 there’s a package available that will fit your needs and budget.
4. Tiki Time Party
It’s reported that 70% of brides-to-be have a Pinterest board. If you have one, then you’ve probably seen a lot beach themed wedding ideas.
If you want your party to feel like a vacation, take it one step further and try the new tiki trend!
Serve traditional tiki cocktails in pineapples and coconuts.
A Polynesian style buffet would be a great touch.
5. Cozy Campfire Backyard Bash
Perfect for an autumn engagement when the air is getting chilly.
Set up a fire pit with logs for seating. Put out lots of flannel blankets for people to cuddle under.
Guests can roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories.
Set up an “adult” hot chocolate bar to keep everyone warm.
Did any of these 5 memorable engagement party ideas inspire you?
Tell us what you thought of these engagement party themes in the comments!
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