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2016 Engagement Party Ideas

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One new trend among modern couples is having a fun engagement party to celebrate their pending nuptials. Engagement parties are all the rage and they’re also an easy-going way to let all your friends and family get in on the fun too. Furthermore, these make for a great opportunity to meet lots of people on your partner’s side of the wedding party.

Check out these engagement party theme ideas we’ve found. They should make planning your celebration a lot easier! Searching for the best Raleigh wedding catering services? Continue reading to see why Catering by Design should be your number one choice!

Fun Engagement Party Ideas for 2016

Valentine’s Day – Since this romantic day is right around the corner, why not use this to celebrate your love and engagement? You’ll have no problem finding inexpensive decorations, they’ll be practically everywhere you go. Have a valentine station so your friends and family can make one for their special someone and have lots of candy dishes filled with all of your favorites. You can also set up a chocolate fondue dessert station and have lots of fresh cut fruit. Champagne on ice makes for a great compliment.

Springtime Backyard BBQ – For the spring season, nothing says southern charm like an old fashioned BBQ. This is a great idea when you want to keep things light and super casual. Spread out red gingham tablecloths on the ground and have picnic spots for the kids while the adults get to spend time at the big tables catching up. Corn on the cob, burgers, black bean burgers, and hot dogs make for inexpensive menu options and all pair well with craft beers. You can even ask your guests to bring a side or dessert to save money.

Summer Beach Theme – Summers in NC are a big deal. Lots of people from all over the state hit the beaches to soak up the sun and play in the surf. Since many take summer vacations on the coast, why not try to plan a group vacation to celebrate your engagement? You’ll be able to save a lot of money if you get a group together to rent a beach house and you can even make the celebration last for several days and plan lots of fun activities.

Autumn Bonfire with S’mores – North Carolina is beautiful during the fall season, so if you’re getting engaged during autumn these tips might just what you’ve been looking for. Host a bonfire and marshmallow roast. Have a swanky s’more station with different types of chocolate and you can even opt for fancy marshmallows to add a special element. You can even take advantage of the cool weather and plan a weekend campout at one of the many local state parks.

Winter Wine Tasting – As winter rolls back around, there is no better way I can think of to keep warm than by hosting a wine tasting party. Having a wine themed engagement party is hip and unique and allows you to have fun in an inexpensive way. Ask all of your guests to bring a bottle or two of their favorite wines and offer a selection of your own as well. Have a table of appetizers that pair well with different wines, such as different types of cheeses, crackers, and fruits. Print out a few posters that explain the proper technique for tasting wine, like tilting, swirling, smelling and sipping.

We hope these engagement party tips will give you great ideas for celebrating your big day.

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