Looking for great ideas for engagement party decorations? From games to decor and even food, we have 10 ideas to get you started.

farm engagement party ideas
Photo: Taryn Baxter & C.M. Elle Studios

Farm Details

Engagement parties are often really casual affairs. When looking for engagement party decorations for your farm event, seek out fun details like a "beer barrow" or flower arrangements in vintage cans. These inventive decor items can be found cheaply, particularly at local estate sales.

rustic cheese board for engagement party appetizer
Photo: Half Baked Harvest

Serve Up Modern Rustic

Part of your decor is how your food and wine is displayed. This tasty charcuterie platter features seasonal ingredients arranged on a gorgeous wooden cutting board. Condiments and veggies are placed in various mismatched containers like tin measuring cups and glass jars. Even though they are all different, together they create a modern-rustic vibe.

DIY version of Twister spraypainted on lawn
Photo: You + Me

Playful Lawn Games

One of the most popular engagement party themes is a simple backyard barbeque. Take yours up a notch with cool versions of classic games. You can find DIY tutorials to create oversized Yahtzee, Jenga, and even a spraypainted version of Twister on your lawn.

make your own prosecco bar
Photo: M & J Photography

Make Your Own Bubbly

This prosecco bar isn't just delicious, it also adds pops of bright color to the party. This country-themed event used canning jars to hold fruit, but you can find decorations to fit any style decor. Use hobnail milk glass dishes for a vintage theme or wicker containers for a retro version.

make your own trail mix bar for kids
Photo: Lemonberry Moon

A Corner for the Kids

When family is invited to the engagement party, chances are you might have some little guests. Make a food station just for the wee ones that they will find not only mouthwatering, but also really dynamic to look at. This party at a local park featured a trail mix bar (above) where the kiddos (and the adults, tbh) made up takeout boxes filled with pretzels, nuts, granola, and gummy bears.

DIY mini pinatas to create decor at a fiesta party
Photo: Oh Happy Day

Fiesta Fun

Pinatas are a staple of any fiesta-themed event. However, if you don't feel like hanging just one to be batted around in a candy free-for-all later, DIY a few miniaturized version and hang them against a white wall or from a patio trellis to add a burst of color to your party.

DIY photo backdrops for outdoor events
Photo: Shannon Collins & Paper Flora

Say Cheese!

All wedding events have one thing in common: lots of pictures. Make a cute DIY photo backdrop to remember the event. Either in a adorable oversized Polaroid "frame" (above, left) or with paper flowers and a chalkboard painted sheet of plywood (above, right), these props will add so much flair to your engagement party decorations.

picnic blanket surrounded by colorful balloons
Photo: The House That Lars Built

Small Party Decor

Having a really intimate engagement party? Use balloons and a patterned blanket to create a festive picnic area. Make a centerpiece using inflated water balloons and affix them together in a pile. Serve yummy desserts and fun snacks for a very whimsical good time!

colorful outdoor bunting
Photo: Marie Claire Maison & Domestic Fashionista

The Easiest Decoration Ever

Bunting, garland, and string lights are all among the quickest and simplest ways to decorate an outdoor space. From rooftops to backyards, hang strings of light and bunting in your theme for instant atmosphere. Use papel picado and paper lanterns for a boho-meets-fiesta bash (above, left) or charming floral fabrics for traditional decor (above, right).

sentimental and nostalgic engagement party details
Photo: Blueberry Photography & Halbert Photographers

Nostalgic Details

Most often an engagement party guest list is composed of family and the couple's very closest friends. And you can imagine all the memories and story-telling goes around the room. Help start conversation by hanging childhood photos of the couple or giving guests an excuse to show off how well they know the bride and groom with trivia contests and word games.

Credits: Taryn Baxter | C.M. Elle Studios | Half Baked Harvest | You + Me | M&J Photography | Lemonberry Moon | Oh Happy Day | Shannon Collins | Paper Flora | The House That Lars Built | Marie Claire Maison | Domestic Fashionista | Blueberry Photography | Halbert Photographers