Now that the holidays have wound down it will start to sink in... that you have a gorgeous and sparkly rock newly adorning your left hand ring finger! If you haven't already had one, you are probably brainstorming the perfect engagement party theme that will perfectly suit you and your soon to be spouse!
One thing to consider before picking a theme, is who is hosting? If you and your soon to be spouse are hosting, I would recommend going for something a little more low key, as planning an engagement party and wedding at the same time might cause anxiety. Although if someone else is hosting and wants to go all out, by all means let them!
Once you know exactly who is hosting and what the size/budget is of the event, you can start brainstorming engagement party theme ideas! We have created a list of our 10 favorites that will get your creative juices flowing, and hopefully you will be able to discover the perfect engagement party theme for you.
1. Wine tasting:
A wine tasting engagement party is the perfect theme for both a larger, fancier event and a low key backyard event. It is a theme that can be tailored to any bride and groom, and is very versatile.
2. Hawaiian Luau:
A Hawaiian luau is perfect for the couple that either got engaged in Hawaii, or is dreaming of a warm and sunny Hawaiian honeymoon. This event really can be held indoors or outdoors to accommodate all seasons, and is perfect if you are dreaming of beach weather!
A fiesta themed engagement party is perfect for a couple who wants a colorful and fun party. It also is a great idea if you got engaged in Mexico!
4. Valentine's Day Celebration of Love:
With Valentine's day rapidly approaching, I couldn't help myself! I mean how absolutely sweet and romantic would an engagement party be on Valentines day? With the plethora of decorations that will be available soon, it would definitely be a very romantic party!
5. Garden Party:
A garden engagement party is such a sweet idea (especially with all the warm weather we have been getting here in California)! This is the perfect engagement party idea for the elegant yet outdoorsy married couple to be!
A carnival themed engagement party is absolutely perfect for a playful and fun couple! It would really highlight the carefree nature of you and your partner!
7. A black and white party:
A black and white engagement party would be perfect for a glam couple! It is also very fitting for the wintertime and cold weather.
An international themed party (the country of your choice) would be perfect for a couple the got married abroad, or is celebrating a multicultural union!
9. Glamping inspired:
A glamping (glamour camping) inspired engagement party would be perfect for the winter! It would also be very fitting for a rustic, yet glamorous couple.
A rooftop engagement party is a great idea for the couple who absolutely loves living in the city. This is also perfect for both a low key casual event, and a fancier one.
Well what do you brides to be think? Are any of these wonderful engagement party themes the one for you? Please let us know in the comments what you plan to do for your party, we want to hear what you think!
Lauren Sinton is a recent graduate from UC Davis with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is a prolific poet and loves absolutely everything about writing and reading poetry. She has also been planning her own wedding since she was in the 2nd grade, which is now finally coming in handy since she is recently engaged.