The Party Planning Playbook: 9 Charming Ideas For An Entertaining Engagement


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If you or your partner have recently popped the question, you’ve most likely already started thinking about two things: when the engagement party is, and when the actual wedding is going to be. These days, an engagement party can really help couples savour the milestone of getting married, as you can invite more people to your engagement than to your wedding. Conversely, if you want to have a more private engagement party and a larger wedding, that’s ok, too. Whatever your circumstance, an engagement party is a great way to involve celebratory family and friends in you and your partner’s union. With the help of Life’s A Flash, we’ve put together 9 charming ideas that you can use for your engagement party.

Glamping party

For those who love the outdoors, why not take your loved ones out into nature to celebrate you and your partner’s love? Hold a glamping party, complete with teepees, open fires, lanterns and mulled wine.

Globetrotting party

With Skype, the internet and mobile phones, long distance relationships have become possible. Perhaps you and your loved one met in a far away country, or you’re both from different origins? Celebrate the diversity of your union and the hard work you’ve put in by throwing a globe-trotting engagement party. Hosted in your own backyard or in a park, decorate tables with maps, post cards and old plane tickets.

Backyard engagement

Not to be sniffed at, a backyard engagement party can be one of the most romantic options available. Light up the space with fairy lights, and fill the yard with long tables, candles, blankets and pillows.

Beach-themed party

For those who love the salt and the sand, there isn’t much that tops the images of the ocean as the backdrop for your wedding. Celebrate with the beach in mind by throwing a beach-themed engagement party, complete with an ocean color scheme and sandy accents.

Colour coded gathering

To keep an engagement party from feeling like just another summer BBQ, bring in the colors you plan to use for your wedding as a theme. Make sure to include the colour theme in your invitations, so guests can dress accordingly. This will make for perfectly coordinated photos!

Wine tasting

Get in touch with your inner sommelier and throw a wine tasting for your engagement party!  Hire a bus and head to your nearest winery for a day of education and food pairings with some of the best wine your region has to offer.

Boozy brunch

Breakfast is arguably the most enjoyable meal of the day, so why not gather all your favourite people for a bottomless brunch? Complete the experience with a waffle station and mimosa bar, and use thoughtfully detailed decor, such as lace table cloths and champagne flutes for juice.

All white everything

Let’s face it, you’re going to be donning a white dress eventually, right? There’s no need to wait until the wedding to become the angelic princess you’ve always wanted to be. Showcase your union and the engagement party with an all white theme. Add a dash of elegance by decorating with fresh floral arrangements and pops of colour with bold serviettes and table runners.

Piñata party

Maybe Mexico is one of your favourite holiday destinations, or perhaps you just love nachos! Make your engagement party a night to remember by throwing a piñata party, complete with paper mâché animals filled with candy! Have guests write congratulatory messages or wedding advice on paper to stuff in the piñata, and then break it open when the party’s coming to a close.

There’s no excuse to throw a mediocre engagement party! Give your love the proper celebration it deserves, and throw a unique and fun engagement bash.

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