20 Alternative Engagement Party Themes
Just engaged? Congrats! It’s now time to start planning the all important Engagement Party. Having a great theme will make your engagement more memorable - so here are 20 Party Ideas that are a break from the norm. And don't forget to get your FREE Online Engagement Party Invites.
1. Beachy Engagement Party
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If you and your partner are beach lovers, and have the luxury of living near a beach - then this is the perfect engagement party for you. Reserve a bungalow or plant a marquee and set up lanterns and watch the sunset as you celebrate with friends.
2. Cooking Class Engagement Party
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This theme is perfect for the foodie couple. Gather up your close friends and family and set off on a night of exotic cuisine and laughter.
3. Travelling Bug Engagement Party
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If you and your partner are globetrotting adventurers, then a travel themed engagement party is for you. Decorate with items from places you have already travelled to and your next chosen destination and take it one step further by choosing themed food to match.
4. Champagne & Sweets Engagement Party
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This simple yet chic theme is easy to set up and is sure to impress your guests. Set up an array of sweets, chocolates, and small pastries along with champagne & prosecco for you and your guests’ enjoyment.
5. Glamping Engagement Party
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Glamping is the newest trend in engagement themes! Set up a rustic chic tent with some comfy pillows and throws and don’t forget the glamping essentials of s’mores, champagne & prosecco, and a bonfire to warm up the party.
6. Backyard Engagement Party
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This theme is perfect for the low-key couple. A backyard engagement party is simple and perfect for a smaller celebration. Fire up the grill and set up drinks and fun games for a casual and close celebration.
7. Parisian Dinner Engagement Party
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Are you and your significant other obsessed with Paris? Why not set up a chic Parisian themed engagement. Set up the French favourites of bread, cheese, pastries, and some good wines and celebrate with the city of love as your inspiration.
8. Candlelit Cocktails Engagement Party
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This is a simple twist on the classic cocktail party. Set up mood lighting with candlelight to give a close and intimate vibe.
9. Engagement on the Sea
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This theme is great for large engagement parties. Party boats are definitely on trend and can accommodate you and all of your guests. Enjoy the sunset and the sea as you celebrate your engagement with your loved ones.
10. Rooftop Engagement PartyCelebration
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If you have access to a large rooftop space, then it makes for the perfect spot to celebrate your engagement. Add chic signature cocktails and perhaps even some live music for a chic city vibe.
11. Food Truck Engagement Party
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If you and your partner are foodies, hire a few food trucks for your event and spend the evening trying out different food creations – washed down with beers and bubbles for a relaxed engagement party vibe.
12. Musical Engagement Party
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Are you and your partner lovers of theatre? If so, a musical themed engagement is perfect! Many theatres allow you to rent out a space for events, which will give you and your guests the opportunity to enjoy some musical theatre as well as cocktails & canapes.
13. Barbecue Engagement Party
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This is another casual celebration that’s perfect for the low-key couple. Whether it’s held in your own backyard, or you’ve reserved a spot in a local park, this celebration is perfect for a close knit Engagement Party.
14. Nature Lovers Engagement Party
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If you and your partner love being outdoors and want to share it with your family & friends, then this theme is perfect for you. Celebrate outdoors in a woodsy park and organise a simple hike and then a green friendly meal to end the party.
15. Throwback Engagement Party
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This throwback theme is perfect to retrace your favourite moments from your relationship. Do you and your partner have a special spot where you met? Or do you have a favourite movie that connected you? Create your own theme to show others the beginning of your special journey together.
16. Classic & Glam Engagement Party
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A classic banquet engagement party will never go out of style. Whether it is black tie or a cocktail event, this theme is perfect for those who want to keep it classic and sophisticated.
17. Rustic Elegance Engagement Party
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If you arse lovers of all thing rustic, then an elegant rustic party is for you. Create your own DIY décor using wooden accents, fairy lights and burlap & lace to showcase this ever popular theme.
18. Book Lovers Engagement Party
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Are you and your partner bookworms? A book lovers theme is easy to set up. Whether you incorporate your favourite books into your centrepieces or pay homage to your favourite literary couple, this is the perfect way to celebrate your good news.
19. Sports Engagement Party Bash
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If you and your partner are football fanatics, why not celebrate with your favourite sports team? Whether you buy tickets for you and your guests or rent out a VIP box for the event, this theme will be a hit with all of the sports fanatics.
20. Cafe Chic Engagement Party
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This theme is the perfect casual and chic theme. Many artisan cafes offer the option of renting out their space for events. Offer your guests a signature coffee creation as well as afternoon tea favourites like muffins, cupcakes and sandwiches – giving you the perfect way to celebrate.
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