Having an engagement party is a fantastic way to announce that you’re getting married and a reason to spend time with your loved ones. An engagement celebration is like a bridal shower, except the groom gets to participate. It’s also perfect for introducing family members and friends of both parties to each other. Typically, a friend or parents of the bride will host this celebration, but the couple can throw it themselves. Whether you are having your own engagement party or are hosting in honor of the special couple, here are some decorations, food and favors you may want to include.
A large amount of the decorations you buy should be for the tables. Pretty centerpieces, table cloths and flowers can go a long way to liven up the room. You have a lot of options when creating centerpieces. We’ve seen gorgeous centerpieces made with flowers, detailed vases, candles, lanterns, vintage books and even bird cages! It is important to pick a color palette and theme prior to purchasing items to decorate the tables. Doing so will make it easier to find objects that go together. For a formal party, don’t forget the place cards!
With your theme and venue in mind, your next step is to pick out decorations to fill the space. Will the party be outside, at a house, or at a restaurant? Your venue will often determine whether you need items like streamers, banners, balloons, or drapery. Blown up pictures of the bride and groom are a nice touch, as are guest books for best wishes and words of wisdom.
Food and Favors
Everyone looks forward to the food at a party, but they may have varying tastes, so give your guests delicious options to choose from! Buffets are perfect for an engagement party because each person can eat what they like. If you are serving appetizers, think about offering a vegetarian option, too. Have fun with your meal and dessert tables! You can always add some flowers or pictures to the tables to tie them into the rest of the space. For favors, try jars or boxes full of labeled goodies! Our articles about bridal shower and wedding favors are full of sweet ideas!
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