While the bride’s parents traditionally host the engagement party, it is now common for couples to organize the celebration themselves. In other cases, the friends of the bride and groom volunteer and handle the planning on their own. Regardless of who hosts what, proper planning is important to ensure that everyone has a good time.
Event experts at Apres Party and Tent Rental share a few engagement celebration ideas:
An intimate dinner with a guest list consisting of select family and friends is the way to go if you want something more traditional. Make a reservation at a restaurant or set up a romantic setting at home with some candles and flowers. Rent tables, chairs, and glassware if you do not have enough seating for everyone. Serving family recipe staples are a great way to bring two families together.
Fun-Filled Cocktail Party
Rent out a club or turn your place into a trendy lounge for a fun-filled cocktail party. Make sure to have a bar stocked with wine, champagne, and other fun drinks. Setting up a dance floor with cool lighting is also a great idea. Keep great music playing so that guests have fun and enjoy the celebration.
Host a casual lunch or brunch if you want to keep the celebration simple. Rent and organize sets of small to medium tables in an outdoor setting. Don’t be afraid to add or experiment with interesting centerpieces, but make sure not to go overboard with extravagant décor. Serve an assortment of dishes and encourage guests to mingle and have fun.
Party With a Twist
Throw a truly memorable party by choosing a theme and asking guests to dress accordingly. A 1920s theme, for instance, is a great way to see visitors dressed up in waist flapper and sharp suit. Just make sure to set the right scene according to theme you choose.
Try one of these ideas to host fun-filled engagement party. Make sure to have a couple of entertainment options ready to keep guests engaged and having fun.