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Planning the Perfect Engagement Party


Becoming engaged is a special moment in your life and you are so excited that you want to share your good news with everyone. Engagement party etiquette has changed over the years. Traditionally, the engage party was given by the bride’s parents. Today, there are no set rules; anyone can give an engagement party. You can give the engagement party yourself.

Engagement parties are meant to be fun and a way for everyone from both sides of the families to get to know each other. You want to set the right tone and make sure everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves. You want to make the party fun and something everyone will always remember.

Party Decorations

You will want to make sure you decorate according to the theme you have chosen, such as a beach theme. One thing to remember is to decorate outside by your driveway. You can tie balloons to your mailbox or put a sign in your yard. This way people who haven’t been to your home, until now, will know they have found the right place.

You can use whimsical party decorations such as a huge inflated or plastic engagement ring. A humorous decoration is a plastic ball and chain. You also want to have a collage or picture album that represents the couple.

You can contact members of both sides of the family and get pictures from their childhood up to the present and make a decorative scrapbook that will become a cherished keepsake. You can also make a collage that can be placed on the wall.

Party Favors

You will want to have party favors for all your guests to remember this happy occasion. They don’t have to be expensive; it is the thought that counts. You can also give out party favors that have been personalized with the happy couple’s image. You can get their image put on things such as key rings, coasters and magnets.

The favors can be anything that you want to give your guests as they leave, so they will always remember this happy occasion. You can give small gifts such as candles, chocolates or bath soaps. There are an endless number of choices to fit the theme of your engagement party and your budget.

Party Games

Party games are a great icebreaker and will help your guests relax and get to know one another. There are many games that can be played. These games usually involve asking questions about the bride and groom and seeing who answers the most questions correctly. If you search online you will find plenty of games to be enjoyed at your engagement party.

You can hand out prizes to the winners of your games. They don’t have to be expensive and can relate to your party theme. Items such as candles and picture frames are excellent for prizes for the winners. Just use your imagination and you will find the perfect item to buy.

No matter who gives the engagement party, it is a time to celebrate the happy couple and their new lives together as a couple.

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