Congratulations on the big news!
We know you have a lot on your plate. From deciding the venue to choosing a gorgeous outfit for your engagement party, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
We are here to shoo your worries away.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to host an engagement party that the guests remember forever. There’s absolutely no need to book a country club or a 7-star hotel when you can totally celebrate this exciting news in your outdoor area!
Yes, you read it right! Backyard or outdoor room parties are fun and warm. They present the opportunity for an experience that’s uniquely laid-back and chic. Not sure how you’ll pull that off?
Enlisted below are some tips that can help you throw the perfect engagement party.
Create A Checklist
Since you have a lot on your plate, it’s easy to miss something or the other during the hectic schedule. That’s why it is better to curate a checklist.
From sending invitations to deciding amongst the best bands of live wedding music, create a list of everything that needs to be done before the party.
This way, you can keep track of all the things and ensure you get an engagement party that you have always dreamt about.
Don’t forget to curate a guest list.
Pick A Theme
Engagement parties are more fun with a theme, but beyond that, picking a theme makes the planning process easier, like streamlining the decoration and choosing the menu.
Since this party is to celebrate the love between you and your partner, pick a theme that’s close to you as a couple.
Note: Don’t forget to mention it on the invitation cards.
Send Invitation Cards
You don’t have to spend lavishly on designing and sending out invitations for your engagement party.
If you are tight on a budget, you should consider sending e-invites. You can send invites via email or online messaging apps. This will not only help you save money but also save a lot of trees from being cut.
Best part? It also makes it easier for guests to RSVP quickly.
Make sure that the invitation you design has all the relevant information. It helps the guests to know what to expect from the event.
Decide The Menu
The one thing that guests remember most from parties is the food. So when choosing the menu, you will have to keep everyone’s preferences in mind. But that doesn’t mean sacrificing your choice. It’s your party; you should definitely include your favorite cuisine.
Make sure you plan the menu and book the caterers well in advance because you may have to pay high for arranging everything last-minute.
If you are serving alcohol, keep it simple. You can also consider an open bar or BYOB arrangement.
Decorate The Outdoor Area
This is the most exciting part! Decoration doesn’t have to be a budget-buster.
If you are hosting your engagement party at night; up your outdoor lighting game, purchase flower arrangements for the entrance, install a photo booth, and throw some decor items on the tables. But don’t overdo it.
Use string lights, lanterns, candles, pathway lamps to illuminate your outdoor room.
Hire Event Entertainers
No celebration is complete without music, so don’t forget to browse the web for “party bands for hire.”
You can also look out for the best entertainment companies in your area. They can arrange everything from Jazz trios, piano players, bands, magicians, bagpipers, and comedians for your engagement party.
When it comes to hosting an engagement party, there’s no better way to host your friends and family in the comfort of your own home.
That’s why, in this post, we discussed 6 tips for throwing the ultimate engagement party in your outdoor room.