Engagement Party Ideas You'll Fall in Love With

So technically you aren't required to throw an engagement party, but who wouldn't want to? Especially when you're still high on adrenaline and excitement of the beautiful proposal you just received or performed. There's no better way to celebrate your love than with a party! Or really, a party before the actual (wedding) party!

Traditionally, friends or family throw the engagement party. But whether you’re the lucky bride or groom-to-be or are just looking for awesome engagement party ideas for your best friend, you’ve come to the right place. Regardless of who is helming the party responsibilities, we've got you covered when it comes to engagement party themes, decorations, games, invitations, and food! It’s everything you need to throw the most epic love-bash your friends have ever seen…until, of course, your wedding.

Splitting off into your own girl and boy groups is what the bachelorette and bachelor parties are all about, but this engagement party is about bringing together friends from both sides of the aisle. This is a great time for people to meet so that no one is too shy to hit the dance floor at the wedding reception. BBQs, small intimate dinners, and low-key afternoon shindigs are great settings!

Celebrate any way you want to, just make sure that everyone invited to the engagement party will also get an invite to the big day. You don’t want to make it awkward later on when someone doesn't make your guest list. Grab your fiance and start planning! Let us know which ideas are your faves and which ones wouldn't get invited to the wedding!
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    Hand Out Popcorn Favors!

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    Send guests home with bags of popcorn! There's no better way to celebrate "popping the question!"

    Agree or disagree?
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    Put Rings Everywhere!

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    The number one question on everyone's lips is going to be, "can I see the ring?" So give the people what they want and place rings on everything! Throw a construction paper ring around a champagne glass, or deck out your dessert table with rings!

    Agree or disagree?
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    Let Instagram Keep Your Memories Safe

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    Don't hire a professional photographer that will get in the way during your engagement party. Hello, just use your friends! You know they'll be posting to Instagram anyway. Just make sure you provide them with a hashtag of your choosing.
    Agree or disagree?
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    Play Ring Toss

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    Get everyone in on the fun of "putting a ring on it" by setting up a ring toss game. 

    Agree or disagree?