Who doesn’t love to celebrate at an engagement party? It’s a fun time to honour the ones you love who are in love! Here are a few simple ideas to an amazing engagement party for future bride and groom as well as the guests.
One idea for a classy but fun evening is a wine tasting to celebrate the upcoming nuptials! You can host the party by providing the wine and glasses, and encourage each guest to bring their favourite bottle of wine and exchange it at the end of the party as a parting gift! Add to the ambiance by renting out a room at a local wine bar or vineyard, and have a sommelier explain the wines. And don’t forget to add background music to add to the ambiance and elevate the engagement among your guest.
Another great way to celebrate is by cooking! Call a local cooking school or restaurant and set up a time to have the chef teach a cooking class. It doesn’t have to be full 4-course gourmet meal. Beautiful appetizers can be paired with wine and can be the focal point off the night. If the engaged couple come from different international backgrounds, feature cultural dishes to give it a familial touch.
Another very fun engagement party alternative is a Mexican fiesta! You can go all out with panchos and sombreros, or simply capitalize on the fabulous food and music (not to mention, tequila!). Set up a taco bar and serve signature margaritas. You can also serve bite size quesadillas, emapanadas and nachos. Our DJs can turn up la muisca and play hits with a Mexican flair to add to the party. La Bamba by Ritchie Valens, Santana’s Oye Como Va, and Mexico by James Taylor are just a few song ideas.
Brunch is a nice affair to host from home and can be a perfect pairing for a couple looking to keep things simple. Bellinis, juices and little quiches are perfect menu options, and you can even consider taking the gathering outside. If the venue permits, set up tents in the backyard with small heaters for guests as they enjoy music and drinks in the great outdoors.
A fish fry or clambake makes for another great engagement party idea. Find a beach club and recreate a beach feel. Large bonfires for warmth and atmosphere are nice touches. You could feature buckets of drinks, local beers, and mini bottle of wine – always appreciated and easy for guests to serve themselves. The fires will keep every one warm and be ready for roasting marshmallows and dancing to your favourite tunes in the evening provided by Pez Productions.