Creativity is key when decorating an engagement party venue. Brainstorm engagement party decoration ideas, present them to the couple and always honor their preferences. For example, inquire whether the couple prefers formal or informal. Contemporary or classic is another option. All of the time and effort spent planning the engagement party decorations will pay off, as the room décor will help to define the atmosphere and set the mood of the party.
Engagement party decorating ideas include:
- Centerpieces: Purchase decorative glass bowls and fill them with water. For nighttime engagement party centerpieces, place colored LEDs at the bottom of the bowls to add vibrant color. White LED lights are neutral. Use colored LEDs to create a certain effect. For example, blue LED lights are perfect for a tropical or vacation resort theme, as it will resemble ocean water. For daytime engagement parties, add food coloring or dye to make the water a colorful shade. The, place floating candles in the water and ccatter votive candles around the glass bowls.
- Balloons: Select a color theme for the party, then purchase the same color balloons at your local party store. Choose a mixture of two colors; one as the base color and one as an accent color. Blow up the balloons with helium at the party store. Tie a group of three balloons to each chair around the tables. Two balloons will be the base color, and one will be the accent color. Multiple floating balloons in the air are an eye catching decoration. For those with a limited budget, tie a larger group of balloons only to the chairs of the bride and groom.
- Place Cards: For engagement parties with a theme, keep it consistent by incorporating the theme into the place cards. For example, if the theme revolves around vacation resorts, write, “Max and Hanna’s Beach Resort.” Instead of table numbers, label each table as a tropical destination, such as Bermuda, Turks and Cacaos or Riviera Maya. Purchase palm tree place card holders to add to the effect.
- The Couple: Decorate the couple by embellishing their attire with engagement décor. Use your best judgment on how far to go based on whether the event is formal or informal. If the event is informal, such as at a bar, go all out and have some fun. For example, place a “Bride-to-Be” sash on the future Mrs., wrap a boa around her neck and place a crown on her head. Pin a “Groom-to-Be” pin on the future husband’s shirt. If the party is formal, keep the décor to a minimum. For example, stick with the sash, and skip the boa and crown.
You'll be amazed at how some simple engagement party decorations can set the tone for the entire event. Even if you incorporate just a few of these ideas, it will really make a big statement and create a memorable engagement party for all in attendance - especially the happy couple!