35 Easy and Affordable Engagement Party Decoration Ideas

Here's how to congratulate the happy couple in style.
Easy and affordable engagement party decorations
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Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
Samantha Iacia
  • Samantha writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in wedding decor, trends, and fashion
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Samantha was a features and weddings contributor for The Baltimore Sun
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Updated Feb 07, 2024
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Whether you're the engaged couple or a loved one who's offered to handle the hosting duties, choosing engagement party decorations for your celebratory bash is one of the most fun tasks on your party-planning to-do list. The decor can be as elaborate or simple as you like—let the venue and formality help you decide. No matter your engagement party theme or setting, a few cute decorations always will come in handy. If you're ready to start decorating for your engagement party, we've hand-picked 35 ideas that you can shop right now, from simple centerpieces and banners to photo-worthy balloon kits and welcome signs.

In this article:

Engagement Party Table Decorations

From centerpieces to confetti, these cute engagement party table decorations will add a little extra something to the cocktail bar, gift table or dessert table.

1. Personalized Paper Coasters

Personalized paper coasters for your wedding engagement party
Photo: The Knot Shop

If you're hosting the party at home, protect your furniture with the help of these cute paper drink coasters. The personalized coasters come in dozens of different colors and designs depending on your style.

2. Personalized Engagement Confetti

Personalized engagement confetti party decoration idea
Photo: PaperDecord

Scatter confetti across the dessert table or drink station to boost the celebratory vibe. It will look even more festive with custom confetti displaying the couple's names, as well as cute little heart shapes. A wide variety of color options are available to suit any party theme.

3. Vintage-Style Glass Bud Vases

Vintage-style glass bud vases engagement party decoration idea
Photo: GlamorousGatherings1

Minimalist bud vases like this trio can be grouped together or spread around your engagement party venue as table decor. Fill them with one or two flowers each for a simple centerpiece idea.

4. Confetti Shakers

Confetti shakers engagement party decoration idea
Photo: TURPartySupplies

Welcome the happy couple to the engagement party with a showering of confetti or send them off in style at the end of night by using these confetti poppers. Either way, the photos and videos of the moment are bound to be amazing.

5. Bubbly Cocktail Napkins

Champagne-themed cocktail napkins for your engagement party
Photo: Sur La Table

Napkins will always be needed at parties, so why not use them to celebrate the happy occasion? These adorable paper napkins featuring champagne bottles and flutes come in convenient packs of 20.

6. Engagement Party Guest Book

Engagement Party guest book in white and gold
Photo: SunnyHomeStudio

A guest book is a super-sweet memento of this special occasion. Customize it with various sizes and colors, along with the couple's names and engagement date. Display it near the gift table to remind guests to add their well wishes.

7. Velvet Table Runner

Velvet gold table runner for your engagement party
Photo: The Knot Shop

If you're trying to upgrade your engagement party table decorations, a chic velvet runner is a simple solution. This luxe gold color works for every season and party theme—just add flowers and other details depending on your desired look.

8. Trivia Cocktail Napkins

Trivia cocktail napkins, personalized decor for your engagement party
Photo: MemorableWedding

Help your guests learn a little bit more about the happy couple by printing fun facts on handy cocktail napkins.

9. Geometric Centerpieces

Geometric engagement pieces for your engagement party
Photo: The Knot Shop

These contemporary gold centerpieces are ideal for both flowers and candles. Want to take things up a notch? Hang these from the ceiling (or a tree, if you're having a party outside) for a modern twist.

Engagement Party Backdrops

Transform your party space with a decorative engagement party backdrop. These options range from simple foil curtains to fully customizable designs.

10. Floral Engagement Party Backdrop

Personalized floral engagement party backdrop
Photo: BlushingDrops

An engagement party backdrop can be used for so many things, like fun photos or drawing guests' attention to a buffet or gift area. Featuring a pretty floral wreath motif, this one can be customized with the couple's names.

11. Gold Party Backdrop

Gold glittery party backdrop for your engagement party
Photo: Target

Quickly cover up an unsightly or plain wall with the help of this gold fringe backdrop. It's a great way to decorate the space behind a dessert table, welcome table or even a doorway to the party.

12. Photo Clip String Lights

Photo clip string lights for your engagement party
Photo: Amazon

String lights are great for setting the mood, but this LED set takes the idea to a new level. The strands feature tiny clips that you can use to display personal photos, which is a sweet way to show off special moments from your relationship.

13. Rose Gold Sequin Photo Backdrop

Rose gold sequin glittery engagement party backdrop
Photo: The Knot Shop

Use a sequin backdrop to set up a photo booth (check out fun photo booth props here) or simply add shimmer to your engagement party decor.

14. White and Gold Heart Garland

White and gold heart garland, engagement party bunting and streamers
Photo: Amazon

Drape these heart-shaped garlands around a doorway, behind the dessert table or suspended from the ceiling for an on-theme addition to your party space.

15. Paper Lanterns Kit

Pastel and gold paper lanterns for your engagement party
Photo: Amazon

Hang these colorful paper lanterns against the wall, along a fence or from the ceiling depending on where the party is taking place. We love how they look clustered together for a more impactful effect, but you can also spread them out. The kit includes 15 lanterns in various sizes and colors.

Engagement Party Balloons

Whether you go with simple round balloons or an oversized balloon installation, these engagement party balloons will make the venue feel even more festive and celebratory.

16. Jumbo Confetti Balloons with Tassel Tail

Jumbo confetti balloons with tassel tails for your engagement party
Photo: GlamfettiCo

Upgrade from basic party balloons with these fun oversized options instead. Each jumbo balloon is filled with colorful confetti, with the option to add a matching tassel tail for even more whimsy. Don't be surprised if you see guests snapping selfies next to them.

17. Yay Foil Balloon Kit

YAY foil balloons for your engagement party
Photo: Target

These engagement party balloons convey a simple message to celebrate the happy occasion. The kit includes a string to display the balloons, so all you need to do is inflate them and hang them up.

18. Diamond Ring Balloons

Diamond ring balloons for your engagement party
Photo: Amazon

If an engagement ring (or two) was involved in the proposal, these giant ring-shaped balloons are a fitting choice. Use them to decorate the party entrance or other important space, like the dessert table.

19. Champagne Bottle Balloon Kit

Champagne bottle balloon kit engagement party decoration idea
Photo: NashloretteParty

This champagne-inspired balloon arrangement is ideal for taking sweet couple photos together. (But your guests will love it too.)

20. Happy Engagement Balloon

Happy Engagement polka-dot balloon for your engagement party
Photo: The Knot Shop

Tie this engagement party balloon to a bottle of the couple's favorite wine or bubbly and present it as a gift.

21. Fall in Love Balloon Garland Kit

Fall in love balloon garland kit for engagement parties
Photo: CherCanDoIt

Throwing a fall engagement party? Lean into the seasonal theme with this cute "fall in love" balloon banner.

Engagement Party Banners

From basic congratulatory messages to personalized options, these engagement party banners are perfect for hanging above a welcome table or other noteworthy area of the party space.

22. Engagement Ring Banner

Engagement ring banner, garland for your party
Photo: Target

Measuring 5 feet long, this engagement ring banner is perfect for decorating an empty wall, fireplace mantel or staircase bannister.

23. Engagement Banner with Names

Personalized engagement banner with couple's names
Photo: ShowPonyPartyShop

Customize this engagement party banner with the couple's names and display it against a blank wall for the best readability. It's so cute that they'll want to snap a ton of photos.

24. Glitter Engaged Banner

Glittery engaged banner for your big party
Photo: PrettyPartyCompany

Looking for no-frills engagement party decor? This glittery banner comes in 12 different color options with a simple message to mark the occasion.

25. Congrats Party Banner

Congrats gold party banner for your engagement party
Photo: Target

Congratulate the to-be-weds with the help of this straightforward banner. The metallic gold hue feels celebratory and festive, but it's easy to match with any party theme.

Engagement Party Signs

Greet guests with a welcome message or display menu options with the help of these engagement party signs.

26. Peg Letter Board

Peg letter board for your engagement party snack table
Photo: hooraydays

A peg letter board is great for displaying important engagement party info, like the bar menu, the party hashtag or a simple welcome message. This white and gold design feels modern and chic.

27. Classic Engagement Party Sign

Classic engagement party sign in calligraphy
Photo: Zazzle

Greet your guests with this engagement party welcome sign, which can be customized with the couple's names and a date. It's available in several different sizes and is printed on foam board for easy display on the wall or with a stand.

28. Laser-Cut Engagement Party Sign

Laser-cut engagement party sign
Photo: Time4Wedding

This engagement party sign features the couple's names that are laser-cut from wood for stylish yet sturdy construction. Choose from more than 20 different finishes and three sizes.

29. Open Bar Sign

Open bar sign with calligraphy for your engagement party
Photo: Zazzle

Splurging on an open bar for the engagement party? Cap it off with this cheeky engagement sign displayed near the drinks.

30. Engagement Party Welcome Sign

Engagement party welcome sign decoration idea
Photo: TitNTatPressShoppe

This printable welcome sign is an affordable way to elevate your engagement party decorations and leave a good first impression. Depending on the size you want, you can print it out at home or head to a nearby print shop.

Engagement Party Cake & Cupcake Decorations

No party is complete without cake—or these engagement party cake decorations. From cupcake toppers to cute paper plates, here are a few essentials for serving dessert.

31. Engagement Party Cake Topper

Engagement party cake topper in glittery gold
Photo: Amazon

This gold acrylic cake topper is a perfect reminder that celebrating the engagement is just the start of all the exciting wedding-related events.

32. Hot Pink Foil Heart Plates

Hot pink foil heart plates for your engagement party
Photo: xo, Fetti

Whether you're serving cupcakes or crudités, cute plates are an essential when it comes to the engagement party decor. We love these paper heart-shaped plates in a fun hot pink color.

33. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Toppers

Heart-shaped cupcake toppers for your engagement party
Photo: Target

These glitter heart toppers add a little extra "something" to basic cupcakes (either homemade or store-bought—we won't tell). Alternatively, you could use the picks for a charcuterie board or hors d'oeuvres.

34. Pedestal Cake Stand

Pedestal cake stand engagement party decoration idea
Photo: Target

A simple cake stand can make your dessert table look even better. This versatile option comes in four different colors: blue, white, pink, and yellow. It's bound to become a go-to piece for hosting even after the engagement party is over.

35. Custom Cupcake Toppers

Customized cupcake toppers with couple's initials for your engagement party
Photo: shoppaperandparties

Showcase the couple's initials side-by-side with these decorative cupcake toppers, which are available in 14 glitter color options.

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