Engagement Party Tips
You said yes. Now what do you do? Announce your engagement with a party, of course! The engagement party is your premiere as a soon-to-be-wed couple, so use your DIY skills to make it all about the two of you.
With a modern engagement party, anyone from your best friend to your partner’s family can be in charge. No matter who the host is, first things first: Decide on a guest list. Then send out your engagement party invitations ASAP. If you have a far-flung set of friends and family, you could throw a series of smaller events in more than one city. When it comes to parties, more is more!
Next, stock up on engagement party supplies. Your engagement party decorations should fit the venue. For an engagement party at home, consider foil heart balloons, tissue paper fans, tissue paper lanterns and a “Love” banner. A backyard bash calls for rustic engagement party ideas such as wood plaques or clay pots painted with the happy couple’s initials.
If you decide to throw your engagement party at a restaurant, country club or bar, personalize the table decorations with flowers, candles or tulle. These sorts of DIY elements dress up a room without taking too much decorating time.
Regardless of the venue, it’s always a good idea to gift your guests with fun little favors.Engagement party favors can include picture frames, scented soaps or mini mason jars filled with candy. Just don’t upstage the wedding favors!
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