Need an out-of-the-box idea for an engagement party? These creative engagement party ideas inspired by movies, television and pop culture are sure to delight.
After the Final Rose
As any Bachelor superfan knows, an engagement on the show is followed by a final rose. Give the couple of honor their own After the Final Rose special with a Bachelor-inspired engagement party. Roses are a must, as well as flutes of champagne for cocktail hour. (Psst: Etsy has plenty of Bachelor decor, from thematic candles to cupcake toppers with classic show one-liners.)
Celebrating a Bravo-lover? Host an engagement party inspired by the beloved reality TV network. From Housewives franchises to spin off shows likeVanderpump Rules and Below Deck, there's no shortage of inspiration for a Bravo-themed engagement party. Whoop it up with cocktail napkins, wall banners and party favors inspired by unforgettable show moments.
Fuel nostalgia with a carnival-themed engagement party. Rent popcorn machines and cotton candy spinners to give guests a taste of their childhood memories spent at a summertime neighborhood fair. Classic games like ring toss and prize wheels will delight guests. (And if you feel like being bold, rent out a dunk tank to take the theme up a notch.)
Donut Mind if "I Do"
If it feels like you see a donut wall at every wedding related-event you attend, you're not imagining it. Equal parts delicious and Instagram-worthy, donut-themed celebrations are a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. Give a nod to the soon-to-be weds with this inventive engagement party idea.
For the Feyoncés
They put a ring on it, so celebrate the feyoncés as Beyoncé would. A playlist featuring the singer's best hits is a must, as well as decorations inspired by iconic song lyrics. (This "Drunk In Love" banner is an absolute must, as well as thematic photobooth props and Beyoncé confetti.) If one thing's for sure, this party will be flawless.
Ice Cream'd ‘Yes’
Ice cream social, anyone? Stock up on a variety of sweet flavors to mark the moment the engaged couple said (or screamed) "Yes!" There couldn't be a sweeter way to recognize the special experience.
Love at First Swipe
There's a change the recently engaged couple met on a dating app. If that's the case, honor their digital beginning with a "Love at First Swipe"-themed engagement party. If they matched on Bumble, incorporate a bee theme. For Tinder users, red decorations would be perfectly suitable. Even Hinge has an online shop filled with goodies like branded marshmallows and piñatas.
Love is Sweet
Satisfy your sweet tooth by arranging a mouth-watering dessert table (or candy bar) at your engagement party. From towering cupcake and cookie displays to rows of colorful candy (along with customizable take-home bags), guests will love indulging in a few treats. Because after all, love is pretty sweet.
Love You a Latte
Prefer coffee over champagne? No problem. Instead of a cocktail engagement party theme, provide guests with a variety of espresso beverages instead. Attendees can raise lattes, macchiatos, mochas and cappuccinos in honor of the couple of the hour.
Meant to Bee
This engagement was meant to be, so party in style with a witty theme. Weave in a bumble bee motif with buzzy wall hangings, banners, balloon arches and table accents. Guests won't bee-lieve how cute the party is.
Nacho Average Engagement Party
Ideal for the couple who loves Taco Tuesday almost as much as they love each other, a nacho-themed engagement party will make them as happy as can be. Build a menu with dishes like nachos, tacos, quesadillas and chips and guac, and offer a build-your-own margarita bar to entertain guests. Or, take it to the next level by organizing a taco truck for late-night snacking needs.
Give your favorite TV series a nod with an engagement party that encourages couples to come dressed as their favorite characters from a Netflix original show. Follow a theme inspired by the couple's favorite binge-worthy show, or invite guests to come dressed as a character from their own favorite series.
Life is full of perfect pairs: peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, chips and salsa, and the newly engaged couple of course! Throw an engagement party with a menu designed in honor of the best culinary duos—perfect for the latest pair that found their perfect match.
Bon Voyage, Single Life
Honor the couple sailing into married life with a nautical engagement party. Whether you rent out a boat or keep the festivities on land, toast to the happy news with this theme—you'll have a whale of a good time.
This engagement party idea is cheesy in the best way possible. Instead of a dessert table, offer up an impressive charcuterie spread for the couple who prefers savory treats over sweet. Set up a photobooth for guests to show off their cheesy smiles, and use their photos as a guest book to reminisce on the memorable evening.
Snow in Love
Snow bunnies unite. If a winter wonderland is more appealing than a tropical beach, host an engagement party inspired by the cold winter months. Deck out the space with deep-colored winter florals and warm string lights, and serve a hearty winter menu accompanied with warm drinks like mulled wine or sangria. The engaged duo is snow in love, after all, making this theme a great fit.
It's never too early to get in the wedding spirit, so why not host a "Something Blue"-inspired engagement party? Stay on theme with blue décor, blue drinks and desserts topped with blue icing and decorations. Bonus points if guests come dressed in blue attire!
Stuck Together Forever
Celebrating dedicated plant parents? Give a nod to their green thumbs with an engagement party theme inspired by succulents. Not only will plants serve as great décor, guests can take them home as a unique party favor.
They Said "Oui"
Avid travelers and francophiles will appreciate this imaginative theme. Bring the romance of Paris to your own event space with a French-inspired menu (cheese and baguettes, s'il vous plaît).
A Trip Around the World
Grab a passport-themed invitation suite and invite guests to celebrate an engagement with global flair. Perfect for the couple who's always looking for their next trip, a travel-themed engagement party will fuel their wanderlust alongside their closest friends and family. Elevate the theme with globally-inspired dishes and thoughtful decorations like Passport-inspired stickers and a travel-inspired guest book.
Two Less Fish in the Sea
Get inspired by the ocean, because an engagement means there are officially two less fish in the sea. Stay on-theme with delicious snacks (blue drinks and Swedish fish, anyone?) and give the venue a blue makeover to give it underwater vibes.
Written in the Stars
Download the Co-Star app and let the stars inspire this fresh engagement party idea. A great idea for the couple who can list off their sun, moon and risings signs (along with their element and house signs), all you'll need is a black and gold color palette accented with Instagram-worthy decor pieces like a moon phase banner and a metallic star garland.
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