You’re engaged, congratulations! Now comes your first official wedding planning duty, the precursor to what will inevitably be a wonderful (yet at times, frustrating!) process — the engagement party.
If you’re looking to surprise and delight your guests with a truly memorable and creative party, we have you covered with plenty of wonderful ideas for a uinque, fun-filled time.
1. A Beautiful Brunch
Bust out the mimosas and bloody Mary’s! Brunch is a great excuse to have a sneaky drink in the morning, not to mention the pastries, baked delicacies, and fresh fruit, honestly — who doesn’t love brunch?! You could opt for a relaxed beach gathering or a more opulent, upscale affair.
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2. The Chic White Party
What could be more appropriate for a wedding than a white-themed party. This would make a great idea for a surprise engagement party. Alternatively, you could have the all-white theme focus exclusively on the décor and leave the dress code casual. After all, what’s more simple and elegant than classic white.
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3. Moroccan Spice Party
Full of bright, vibrant colours; a Moroccan themed engagement party is a visually pleasing idea. Guests can sit on cushions in true authentic style. This would be great for a bride and guests who love and appreciate the wonderful tastes of North Africa.
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4. Vintage Garden Party
The perfect idea for an outdoor soiree. You could opt for a retro 1950’s style affair with bright colours and stripes or an elegant Parisian theme. You could even set up lawn games for a few laughs and an opportunity to get people out of their seat and mingling.
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5. Marie Antoinette High Tea
Who does tea better then the queen of decadence herself! A high tea is a wonderful idea for an engagement party. It alleviates the stress of having to cater a full sized meal to a large number of guests, and gives you an opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. Prepare some scrumptious delicacies for your guests and let them eat cake!
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6. Totally Tropical Theme
This may seem a little on the tacky side for some, but an engagement party is the time to let your hair down and have a good time before the stress of wedding planning drives you insane. So chill, drink out of a coconut, down some pina coladas, and dine off a banana leaf for a true tropical vibe.
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7. Rooftop Rendezvous
Boast to the world that you are truly on cloud 9 by hosting a rooftop engagement party. This low key style affair is a great way to celebrate with some quality food and wine.
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8. Backyard Engagement Party
Celebrate your style with a good old-fashioned backyard engagement party. Whether a taco stand is you’re thing, a Mediterranean feast, or a classic barbecue, it’s time to turn on the tunes and start decorating.
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9. Food Truck Feast
Who is going to turn down a delicious food truck feast? Host your soiree in a park or even your own backyard.
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10. Taco & Tequila Party
Tacos and tequila go together like peas and carrots. Make up some margaritas and treat your guests to a Mexican-themed feast. If that’s not to everyone’s liking, keep it simple with an easy nacho spread and drinks that touch on your theme without the kitsch feel.
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