Bridal Club Magazine
Your Engagement Party - Here’s Some Ideas For Themes
Some engagement parties can really go over the top in formality.
Ever been to one of those, where you are scared to say boo? On the
other hand, some are so casual such as the participants swarming to
a bar on a Friday night, that you wouldn't be any the wiser of it's
cause if you were an onlooker. But, if you really like the idea of
a catered affair, complete with printed invitations and waiters
catering to your every whim; you are completely within your
Just like anything else related to a wedding, you are best to go
with what works with you. But in case your imagination needs a
little prompting, we're offering a few suggestions.
Cocktail parties are much less work than a
party, and usually a lot more fun if you're going to have more
than 15 people. For a memorable cocktail party, play some great
music to keep the party lively, make sure you will not run out of
drinks before the end of the night, and choose to serve liquor over
beer or wine. You could even make up a drink and name it for the
newly betrothed couple. Remember: offer some delicious virgin
concoctions for those who don't drink, and keep the appetisers
simple and hearty (to absorb the booze).
Outdoor Picnics are rather romantic (though
somewhat risky) notion to celebrate an upcoming wedding. If you've
got your undying faith in Mother Nature, choose a beautiful spot in
a local park or garden, ask 20-30 of your closest friends and
relatives to show up at sundown, spread blankets out, watch the
sunset, and make a toast to the new-found joy of your friends.
Serve simple fruit, pastries, cheese and crackers. Then break out
the wine for a lovely and romantic summer evening.
Theme Party - If the happy couple has a
particular passion, consider
centring the party around that and make it your theme. If they
Archaeologists - throw an Engagement "Dig!" The options are
endless and have the potential to be endlessly fun.
Dance Party - If movin' and groovin' would be a
popular activity among your party guests, centre the party around
it. You can really mix it up by having someone lead everyone in a
little square dance or line dance. You'd be amazed at how easy it
is to pick those moves up. They're fun, and they're a great way to
get guests to mingle.
Honeymoon Destination - If you've got the
inside scoop as to where the couple might be headed on their
honeymoon, then capitalise on that information! Headed to Hawaii?
Throw a lauau. The Caribbean? A reggae party with jerk chicken and
tropical drinks would be a blast! And if appropriate, ask guests to
come dressed for the occasion.