Have No Fear, Engagement Party Ideas are Here

Engaged couple sitting at a table outside with their friends for an engagement party.

Engagement parties aren’t a must when you’re getting married, but they’re definitely fun! And, they really don’t have to be this huge thing, you can make your party as extravagant or low-key as you want! We’ve decided to put a list together of 5 engagement party ideas for you to consider; what we love about these ideas is that you really can put your own spin on each and every one of them!


Backyard BBQ

Table outside filled with bbq foods like hotdogs, salad, bread, etc.
Photo Courtesy of HelloFresh

If you have a decently sized back yard and a grill, this one is for you! An “I do BBQ” is a great low stress option, especially if you’re having a small party. Hire your dad (free of charge of course) to be your grill master, set up some yard games like corn hole or ladder ball, and have the chill engagement party you deserve!


Rent a Bar Truck for a Boho Picnic

Light blue bar truck parked with a couple sitting outside of it.
Photo Courtesy of Flora + Fauna

Bar trucks have become increasingly popular over the years! Whether you’re renting one for your big day or your engagement party, these trucks can be dressed up or down to your liking! Renting a truck to do a picnic is a great example of dressing it down! Find a beautiful outdoor location, whether it’s on the beach, or in your backyard, and set out some blankets and pillows for your guests to lounge on. Not only is this setup a beautiful photo op, but it can create a really fun and intimate setting for your loved ones to celebrate your engagement!


Have a Surprise Party

Surprise lesbian engagement party on a rooftop. One woman is down on one knee proposing to her partner.
Photo Courtesy of Winston Zhou

If you find the idea of popping the question in front of your closest family and friends exciting, this option is the right one for you! Have a well thought out date night with your partner, and end the night at the special location you’re proposing at. Here, your friends and family will be hiding and waiting for the big question! If it’s possible, hire a photographer to be there to capture everything!


Get an Airbnb for the Weekend

Friends hanging out in a pool.

Why not make this a weekend-long event? Rent an airbnb either close to home, or rent one somewhere warm to throw a mini vacation for you and your party guests! Look for airbnb’s with a pool or one that’s on the water; everyone loves to drink and float! Tip: Look up events happening in the area you’re staying in on Facebook for duration of your stay! This way, you can escape the airbnb for a day and have a fun outing!


Host a Brunch

Engagement party brunch foods set up on kitchen table.
Photo Courtesy of Simply Beautiful by Angela

If there’s one thing anyone can agree on, it’s brunch. Who doesn’t love brunch? There’s something for everyone! Host a brunch either at your house, or rent out a room in a restaurant! For the warmer months, try to find an outdoor location to hold your brunch. Eating outside will give off such a cute garden party vibe! To take it up a notch, get classy and include a dress code for the party.


So, what will it be? A surprise party? A brunch? A bar truck picnic? Whatever you choose, we hope you celebrate your engagement to your heart’s content! Getting engaged is a HUGE step in a relationship, so you should treat it like one! This is a celebration so you better party!

Happy Wedding Planning!


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