25 Easy and Unique Engagement Party Decoration Ideas

Ready to throw an awesome engagement party? Check out our favorite engagement decorations, fit for every style and budget.
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by Emma Lawler
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Emma Lawler
The Knot Contributor
  • Emma creates e-commerce content for The Knot.
  • In her role as content writer, she writes descriptions for The Knot Worldwide's wedding vendors.
  • Emma has a Master of Arts in Literature and Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Updated Sep 30, 2020
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Choosing engagement party decorations for your celebratory bash is one of the most fun tasks on your party-planning to-do list. Your engagement party decor can be as elaborate or simple as you like—let the venue and formality help you decide. Whether it's an I Do BBQ, an elegant tea party or another fun theme, get creative with your engagement party decorations to make them say something about your (or the couple's) relationship. But coming up with engagement party decoration ideas can leave you a little overwhelmed—so many options, so little time. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Confetti Balloon

balloon filled with colorful confetti

First, somebody popped the question. Then, you popped the champagne. Now, pop this cool confetti-filled balloon for a rainbow-filled photo with your new fiancé at your engagement party.

Glamfetti jumbo confetti balloon with tassel tail, from $13, Etsy.com

2. Modern Centerpieces

geometric planter

These contemporary gold centerpieces are ideal for both flowers and candles, and the geometric shape is right on trend. 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.

The Knot Shop tall gold geometric candle or flower centerpiece, $20 for a set of 2, TheKnotShop.com

3. Rustic Lighting

fairy lights with burlap shades

You can't get much more romantic (or rustic) than fairy lights with sweet burlap shades. Arrange them artfully on a table or hang them from the walls—they're battery-operated so you can use them anywhere. You can even reuse them for the wedding decor!

The Knot Shop LED string lights with burlap shade, from $19 each, TheKnotShop.com

4. Glittery Banner

glittery engaged banner

You're sure to find a color that suits your theme with this banner's shade range. It's such an easy engagement party decoration idea.

Pretty Party Company Engaged banner, from $20, Etsy.com

5. Elegant Table Runner

velvet table runner

If you're trying to up your engagement party's table decorations, a chic velvet runner is a simple solution. This option comes in several chic colors, including champagne, red and navy.

The Knot Shop velvet table runner, $12, TheKnotShop.com

6. Personalized Napkins

personalized napkins

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

PoshPaperCo Fun Facts eucalyptus foliage personalized napkins, $39 for a set of 50, Zazzle.com

7. Autumnal Accents

fall balloon arrangement

If you want to lean into a fall theme, balloons in seasonal colors are an eye-catching option. The cute "fall in love" message is an added bonus.

Cher Can Do It Fall in Love balloon garland kit, from $30, Etsy.com

8. Photo Backdrop

custom engagement backdrop

An engagement party backdrop can be used for so many things, like fun photos or drawing guests' attention to a buffet. We especially love the floral garland on this banner.

Blushing Drops rustic engagement backdrop, from $76, Etsy.com

9. Paper Lanterns

paper lanterns

These paper lanterns will add a touch of whimsy to your engagement party. Plus, they're a creative way to display flowers as decor.

The Knot Shop hot air balloon paper lantern set, from $12 for a set of 3, TheKnotShop.com

10. Eye-Catching Confetti

love table confetti

Scatter confetti across each table for a celebratory vibe. This geometric "love" decor is thematic and trendy for easy engagement decorations.

Burlap and Bling Studio Love table confetti, $18, Etsy.com

11. Vintage-Look Lantern

distressed white vintage lantern

Use a classic lantern as an elegant engagement party centerpiece. There's also a metal handle, if you'd prefer to hang it in your space.

Kate Aspen vintage white distressed lantern, $8, MyWeddingFavors.com

12. Warm Welcome Sign

engagement welcome sign

This printable welcome sign is an affordable way to elevate your engagement party's decorations and leave a good first impression.

We Are Engaged printable engagement party welcome sign, $8, Etsy.com

13. Love Balloons

love balloon

Balloons are a fun way to accent every space. Plus, younger guests will love playing with them when the party winds down!

Sweet Escapes by Debbie Love gold script balloon, $14, Etsy.com

14. Glamorous Background

sequin backdrop

Use a sequin backdrop as a background for photo booths or to add some texture to the rest of your engagement party decor.

The Knot Shop sequin photo backdrop, $60, TheKnotShop.com

15. Ring Sign

ring backdrop accent

This sweet ring-themed engagement party sign is available in different sizes to suit whatever space you're celebrating in.

Lavender Dots Design engagement party sign, from $50, Etsy.com

16. Charming Letter Board

felt letter board flowers

Set up a rustic letter board by your guest book or the bar to display any important information, or as a creative welcome sign for your engagement party. Add some felt flowers to make it feel suitably special!

Blue Without You Kids felt flowers for letter board, $23, Etsy.com

17. Modern Planters

modern geometric planters

These contemporary planters can be both centerpieces and favors for your engagement party guests. All you have to do is add the succulents for trendy engagement party table decorations.

My Wedding Favors modern garden geometric white planters, $9 for a set of 4, MyWeddingFavors.com

18. Confetti Pops

colorful confetti pop

Scatter these innovative confetti pops around your party for your guests to use. The best part? The petal confetti is biodegradable, so you can celebrate sustainably!

Shropshire Petals engagement confetti pops, from $4, Etsy.com

19. Customized Napkins

we're so engaged napkins

Napkins will always be needed at parties, so why not go ahead and turn yours into a piece of decor that celebrates your engagement?

The Knot Shop personalized foil printed paper napkins, from $15 for a set of 50, TheKnotShop.com

20. Champagne You Shouldn't Pop

champagne balloon

Back to balloons for a moment… This champagne-inspired arrangement is ideal for taking sweet couple photos together. (But your guests will love it too.)

Oriental Trading Champagne Pour balloon kit, $32, OrientalTrading.com

21. Seasonal Cake Topper

snow in love cake topper

On the search for winter engagement party decorations? Honor the wintry weather of a holiday engagement with a sparkly silver cake topper with a punny message. Or, if you prefer cupcakes, use snowflake picks!

My Painted Designs Snow in Love cake topper, from $10, Etsy.com

22. Sustainable Dinnerware

sustainable dinnerware

These biodegradable plates and cutlery made from palm leaves don't just look cool, they're also super eco-friendly. Only fallen leaves are used, so no leaf gets cut from the tree. They can even be used in the microwave, oven and refrigerator—perfect for any leftovers!

Eco Elegant Tableware biodegradable palm leaf plates and cutlery, from $9, Etsy.com

23. Glass Bud Vases

glass bud vases

Minimalist bud vases like this trio can be grouped together or spread around your engagement party venue as table decor. Talk about an easy centerpiece idea.

Oriental Trading vintage glass bud vases, $15 for a set of 3, OrientalTrading.com

24. Unique Guest Book

creative guest book

A guest book is a super-sweet memento of a special occasion. With this option, it doubles as a creative engagement party decoration. Once your guests have signed the picture, frame it to show off at home.

Katie Doodle creative engagement party guest book, $13, Amazon.com

25. Photo Twinkle Lights

string lights with photos

Upgrade traditional fairy lights by using a string that displays photos too. Show off different moments from your relationship while you add some ambiance to the party.

Urban Outfitters mod clips string lights, $20, UrbanOutfitters.com

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