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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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