Whether the wait for this engagement has been a long time coming or you’re surprising those in your life with a whirlwind engagement, celebrating the fact that the bride said “yes” to the the proposal is a must. A great engagement party will bring all of your favorite and most important people in one room so everyone can toast to the upcoming wedding. Unlike the wedding, an engagement party is more relaxed with party foods and a casual atmosphere. Not sure where to start in the planning process? Don’t forget these must-haves.
1. Personalized Glassware
Be ready for a string of toasts at your engagement party. The groom’s best friend will talk about how he saw the engagement coming from a mile away. The mother of the bride will cry about her sweet baby girl. What’s missing from this picture, though? The drinks to toast with! You’ll need glassware for the champagne, wine, and non-alcoholic alternatives. Make it personal, like with these stemless wine glasses.
For a more unique couple, go with these mason jars instead. They feature “The Hunt is Over” graphic and any personalization you’d want below the the graphic. Then guests can take them home to commemorate the event.
2. Tasty Finger Foods
A great party involves good food. You’ll want bite-sized or handheld appetizers so guests can socialize while they munch. You can never go wrong with classic or gourmet? cheeseburger sliders.
Not all party food have to be heavy, greasy, or unhealthy. For instance, turn a traditional and fresh caprese salad into a handheld delight by making caprese skewers.
3. Decadent Desserts
While the star of the show, a massive tiered cake, is meant for the wedding, serve dessert that is just as eye-catching at the engagement party. Go handheld with some beautiful cupcakes. Pick a few different flavors so every guest can find something they’ll enjoy.
If you’re still going for a cake, top it with this “We’re So Engaged” topper. It can stick into all kinds of desserts–even pies.
4. Unique Party Favors
Leave your guests with something useful and unique to take home once the engagement party wraps up. If you are friends with people who love to entertain, hand out these mason jar-shaped cheese board and spreader sets.
Or, you could hand out these adorable heart-shaped measuring spoons. They are a fun gift and will remind guests of your special celebration.