Engagement parties should be filled with fun memories and excitement. While some couples opt for formal affairs, most find that an evening filled with excitement is the best way to go. If you want to add some pizzazz to your engagement party, consider arranging things just a bit differently.
A Festive Engagement
An engagement party is meant to celebrate your upcoming marriage vows. With that in mind, a traditional party with a modern twist is an appealing theme. Then again, creating the perfect mix of old and new is not always simple to do.
The trick to pulling off this type of exciting party is to keep some time-honored traditions, while injecting splashes of fun. In many ways, planning your engagement evening will be similar to planning your wedding day.
Close family members and friends will meet for the first time, distant relatives will be introduced to your partner for the very first time, and you will get a taste of what it feels like to be the center of attention. Who do you invite? What sort of food should you serve? Who should throw the party?
Let’s begin with the guest list. You should invite only those people that will attend your wedding to your engagement party. However, this does not mean that you have to invite your entire wedding day guest list. Try and invite only close friends and family members…unless you plan on renting a large space.
This brings us to the next question: where should your engagement party be held? That depends on whether you and your partner have a special place that means a lot to the two of you. If not, consider the home of a close friend, family member, or even your own house.
Once you have decided upon the location, you can then figure out how to add some true elements of fun to the party atmosphere. If you have your heart set on a traditional scene, but you still want to add some spark, consider a festive animal print. You can easily combine classic colors, such as white, black, pink, or gold, with some small splashes of animal inspired designs.
Whether you want your dominant engagement party color to be bright blue, pink, or lime green, a great zebra print will really show off your happy spirit. Start by sending out wild invitations that incorporate a basic color with a few zebra stripes.
From the start, your guests will know that your party will be a joyful experience. While you will have plenty of time for formality later on, there’s lots of room for upbeat celebration during your engagement soiree.
Traditional is nice, but so is a bit of “animalesque” spice. Don’t get bogged down with the same old engagement party decor. Instead, choose a party atmosphere that really jumps with joy – after all, your engagement is the perfect excuse for lively celebration.