Hot New Trends for Engagement Parties

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Hot New Trends for Engagement Parties

While engagement parties may seem like a thing of the past, hot new trends in party ideas have them making a comeback for today’s newly betrothed. No longer needing to be an overly formal event, engagement parties can be fun, themed occasions, as large or as small as you prefer. Check out some of these great party planning ideas to celebrate your engagement!

Candy Bar

Candy bars have become a popular party must! You can set up a creative display, and find candy that matches your colour scheme, or go all out and make it as colourful as you want. A candy bar can also double as party favours, and there are so many options for cute containers or bags that your guests can fill up to take home. Make sure you include clear labels to address allergies, and add in a “Love Is Sweet” sign if you want to be cute! 

Photo Booth

Another popular party must, photo booths can bring lots of silly fun to any event! You can add in props that go along with the overall theme, or are specific to the couple and the occasion. You can even create a photo frame with the couple’s names on it. Print out enough copies of each picture strip to add one into your own album for a special keepsake!


Balloons have come a long way from your standard coloured latex, and can be a great way to add a festive look to your event. Add in some gold or silver word balloons at your cake or dessert table for an elegant touch. Confetti balloons or light up balloons can add some fun and whimsy. Another popular new trend is to have helium balloons done in your colour scheme & use clothes pegs to attach pictures of the happy couple to the ribbons. 

Social Media

If you really want to make your event stand out, consider creating your own SnapChat filter for your guests to use as they post about your special day. Another way to commemorate your event on social media is to create a hashtag that can be used throughout your engagement, shower, and wedding festivities that will make it easy for you and your fiancé to find posts from your family and friends. Once you have created a fun and unique hashtag, add table cards and signage around your event to share the hashtag and ensure your guests are using it. You can also include it in all of your invitations along the way.  

Engagement parties are a great way to celebrate your exciting news, as well as giving your families and friends a chance to get better acquainted as you kick off all of the upcoming wedding festivities. Our functions team can help you create a fun and unique party that your guests won’t soon forget! With plenty of space to cater to parties of all sizes and a function menu that can cater for everything from a cocktail setting to three course meals. Get in contact with us today to tour our venue.