Choosing a location for your engagement party is a very important decision. You can think of a unique venue such as one of Australia’s renowned wineries with picturesque surroundings, great food and superb wine. It can even be a daytime wine tasting event if you don’t want to organise a party. A ‘boat party’ is also a wonderful idea, especially for summer engagements, but you can also pick a location that is meaningful to you as a couple. It can be the bar where you first met, your favourite romantic restaurant, theme park you once visited, or a picnic spot you both love.
The theme for your engagement party can be as creative as you like, so use your imagination and think of a quirky idea your guests will love. Go beyond trendy themes such as the roaring twenties and find inspiration in your favourite films and books, or pick a culture that you both love. From dress code and party decorations to food and entertainment, there are many ways to implement a theme in your event. If you think asking your friends to come dressed in costumes is too much, a few special touches such as themed canapés and cocktails, or party decorations influenced by the theme you selected, will be just enough. To find the pefect decorations to match your theme visit Weddingstar; with over 3 thousand products you are sure to find what you need!
Bite-size food is perfect for parties, but rather than serving classical canapés and party nibbles, you can think of something a little more interesting like focusing on a specific cuisine. For example, if you love Chinese food, why not serve miniature takeaway-style meals and adorn the venue with Chinese traditional paper lanterns. You can also opt for food stations where your guests can mix up their own dish with provided ingredients, and it can be anything from Mexican tacos to pancakes or ice cream. A backyard barbecue is a very popular way to celebrate engagements, but you can give this tradition a unique twist and make it elegant with scrumptious sliders served on stylish trays and using candles and fairy lights to add romantic flair to your garden.
While live music, karaoke and a DJ are great options if you want to celebrate your engagements in a club, couples that have decided to turn their private lounge or garden into a party venue can opt for soft background music. Old record players can be a lovely addition to a vintage-themed party, while a musical quartet is a wonderful option for an elegant garden event. Whether you are planning to surprise your guests with the happy news or not, it is important to choose the right moment to announce your news in style with champagne, speeches and maybe even fireworks, but also don’t forget to prepare fun favours to thank your guests for coming.
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