Tips for an Unforgettable Engagement Party
So you’ve said yes and now you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle with your sweetie. It’s time to start dress shopping and scoping out the perfect Southern California wedding venue, as well as planning an engagement party worth falling for. Happily ever after begins with these top three engagement party ideas.
Victorian Garden Party
Had enough of this modern love? Draw some inspiration from Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet with a Victorian-inspired garden party. Break out the fancy linens and tea cakes for a timeless romance that’s nothing short of enchanting. Set the backdrop by incorporating cascading foliage, bright flowers, and colorful faerie lights throughout. Whether you’re hosting your gathering at a favorite park or your own backyard, be sure to secure table and chair rentals early to accommodate your elegant guests.
Keep It Sweet
Planning a menu for an engagement party can be a stressful ordeal, especially with the wedding planning looming on the horizon. Keep it simple and sweet by hosting your very own dessert party. Have guests bring mini cakes, donuts, cookies, and treats to share alongside fresh fruit minismoothies. Mason jars a cute way to serve beverages in keeping with the cozy theme of the day.
Cheers to Romance
Host a private wine tasting engagement party in honor of your nuptials! This is a great co-ed party idea that everyone will love. Instead of gifts, encourage your friends and family to bring a favorite bottle of wine to share. Be sure to have plenty of wine glasses on hand as well as a generous spread of food pairings. Think beyond the cheese and crackers with delectable tapas like olives, strawberries, mini croissants, hummus, pita bread, and sliced apples.