The holiday season is prime time for engagements and if you’re one of those lucky ladies who said ‘Yes!’ this season, congrats! Next comes the party planning. Today we’re sharing 7 engagement party trends for 2018 that you’re not going to want to miss out on.
Engagement Party Trend #1: DIY Drink Bars
What is better for an engagement party or wedding than a DIY drink bar? While mimosa and bloody mary bars have been around for a few years, kick this idea up a notch by letting your guests customize whatever drink they choose. Let them tap their favorite beer, add garnishes to their favorite drinks and mix in all of the mixers their heart desires!
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Engagement Party Trend #2: Rustic + Handlettered Signage
Custom signage doesn’t have to be reserved for just your wedding day – spruce up your parties with hand-lettered signs too! Create signs on rustic wood or chalkboards for every area of your party – from the entryway where guests will enter to the food table and drink area. It’ll add a fun and personalized touch to your engagement party and you can reuse them for your wedding day.
Engagement Party Trend #3: Signature Drinks
Another fun way to customize your engagement party is with signature drinks. Let your guests get to know you a little better by sharing with them your favorite things to sip one. Each of you choose your favorite drink for the bartender to make in big batches and host those as your drinks of choice at your party. You can even choose drinks to match your theme or color palette – your guests will love trying something new!
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Engagement Party Trend #4: Geometric + Gold Details
There isn’t much that is more gorgeous than geometric, art-deco inspired details for your engagement party. The geometric design and decor is going strong again in 2018 and you’ll have lots of fun playing with different shapes and patterns for your party.
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Engagement Party Trend #5: A Moody Color Palette
A moody color palette is very trendy right now, and luckily it works for any season. A color palette of jewel tones and deep greens or navy blues paired with gold is the perfect color scheme for your engagement party. Plus, it will set the tone for your wedding if you plan to use a moody color palette for that as well.
Engagement Party Trend #6: Fun Photo Backdrops
The photobooth trend has been around for a while now, but the fun has expanded from just weddings into the other parties as well, including your engagement party. Customize your photobooth backdrop with your wedding colors, your favorite flowers or some fun, fringey crepe paper. Then let your guests take selfies with a Polaroid camera for you to keep as treasures from your party. It’ll be a fun way to remember who came and how much fun you had!
Photo via: The Decorista
Engagement Party Trend #7: Super Personal Favors
What better way to send your guests off than with a personal party favor? Customized packaging around one of your favorite treats is a wonderful way for your engagement party guests to get to know you a little better. It’s the perfect way to thank them for helping you celebrate your engagement.
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No matter what trends you’ll be following in 2018, as long as your engagement party is full of love and filled with friends and family who love you, you’ll have a party to remember!