8 Dessert Ideas for Your Engagement Party

You’re finally making it official! A wedding is on the horizon and now it’s time to party with friends and family to celebrate the engagement. Unlike a wedding reception where guests are expected to sit at tables to nosh on the provided foods, engagement parties have much more of a cocktail party atmosphere. In that case, handheld foods are king. That way, guests can mingle, chat and dance without having to worry about where they’ll put their plate and fork.

While savory handheld treats are easy to come by, you may be struggling with dessert ideas. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Check out our favorite engagement party desserts you can hold with one hand. Best of all: They’re delicious.

1. Macarons

Tasty French macarons are popular for a reason. They have just the right sweetness in a bite-size package. You have your choice of flavors and colors and you can even get them personalized with your initials.

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2. Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

What if you’re having your engagement party in the summer? These mini lemon cheesecakes are bright and refreshing; perfect for the season. Make sure you have enough because guests will likely want seconds.

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3. Proposal Cookies

The engagement party is all about that proposal. While guests grill the bride and groom about details about the proposal, they can munch on these cute bended knee cookies.

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4. Handheld Apple Pies

Don’t worry, you can still provide pie to engagement party guests. Just make sure they’re handheld apple pies so they can groove on the dance floor at the same time.

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5. Engagement Ring Cookies

These engagement ring cookies come in little cellophane bags. That way, if guests are full already, they can take home these cookies as a party favor. Heck, even if they already ate one during the party, they can still take them home. No leftovers to worry about!

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6. Brownie Bites

Desserts are always better when they come on a stick. These brownie bites are the ultimate handheld treat.

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7. Pretzel S’mores

What about backyard barbecue engagement parties? These sweet and salty pretzel s’mores will fit right in.

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8. Save the Date Cookies

Already have the wedding date picked out? Kill two birds with one stone by handing out these save the date cookies. They feature the date of your wedding so guests can mark it on their calendar.

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