Searching for engagement party themes is the first step in the exciting process of wedding planning. Whether you’re only starting to suspect your engagement is coming soon or your significant other has just popped the question, it’s never too early to start brainstorming your party theme.
From your wedding shower and welcome party, PartySlate is here to help with every special event surrounding your wedding. Keep reading to find 16 of the best engagement party themes to celebrate your love.
How To Choose An Engagement Party Theme
The theme you choose will help tie your engagement party together and make it as special and beautiful as possible. You can take inspiration that you love for your engagement party theme from wedding themes and wedding shower themes. Consider colors, seasons, and even trends to help guide the theme of your celebration. Some themes we love fall under the categories of:
Make sure your venue is conducive to your theme. For example, if your party theme wouldn’t be the same without a large décor installation, account for the space needed when choosing your venue. Find more engagement party ideas on PartySlate, and remember that when you choose a theme that reflects your love, you can’t go wrong.
16 Creative Engagement Party Themes & Styles
1. Plan a Destination Party – Without the Travel
If you and your fiancé have a destination that holds meaning in your relationship, consider theming your engagement party with its influence. Maybe you have momentos from your trips together that can be on display or worked into the décor.
Use décor, florals, and lighting reminiscent of that country or place to exude the feeling you two get when you travel there. Your venue can also play a part in this. Choosing a venue with a similar regional style or architecture as this special destination will help transport your celebration to another world.
2. Bring the Beach to You
If the beach is your happy place, you don’t need to book a flight to replicate that feeling for your engagement party. Dress your tables in tropical florals and greenery to bring the beach to you. Find inspiration for the tropical party of your dreams and don’t forget about the centerpieces.
Make a Pop Culture Reference
Some of your favorite shows, movies, or celebrities can offer great inspiration for your party theme. See how we have gathered inspiration from some of our favorite TV shows with party themes to match.
3. Accept the Rose
Now that you’ve said “yes” to your one and only, it’s time to throw a final rose party. Take inspiration from these events that perfectly showcase a Bachelor-themed engagement, complete with plenty of rose petals and even Chris Harrison himself.
4. Get Lost In Wonderland
An Alice In Wonderland theme allows you to get whimsical with your party décor and details. Host an outdoor garden party featuring creative motifs from the book or movie, including one of our favorite party trends: a tea station.
5. Discover A Whole New World
An Aladdin-themed engagement party gives you room to play with bold colors. Purples, reds, and golds are going to make an impact with your design and décor. You can make this theme as subtle or obvious as you would like. Include stunning ornate rugs and regalia, or go all-in with your color scheme.
Keep it Seasonal
Throwing a seasonal engagement party is all about the color scheme. Incorporate the natural hues of your favorite season into your décor.
6. Embrace More Than Just Winter Whites
Winter is for more than white – don’t be afraid of bold winter colors. Work red into your winter engagement party. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Red signifies the color of love and passion, plus we love the stunning contrast between a bold red and a delicate matrimonial white.
Find floral inspiration with these winter centerpieces.
7. Take Advantage of Spring Florals
Spring is all about the florals. Bring in bright fresh florals for spring centerpieces, arches, and installations to make an impact. Browse through stunning floral design ideas from real events and hire a top florist to bring your vision to life.
8. Beat the Summer Heat
Depending on where you are hosting your engagement party, it may be hard to escape the summer heat. Host your celebration at night in order to stay out of the sun – this also gives you an excuse to incorporate twinkling lights and candles that add a romantic atmosphere to your party. Another option is to choose an outdoor or poolside venue to take advantage of the summertime sunshine.
Find summer centerpieces that will inspire your floral design, color scheme, and tablescapes.
9. Fall in Love With the Warm Tones of Autumn
If autumn is your favorite season, the sight of trees turning every shade of orange, red, and yellow probably brings you endless joy. Bring those warm-toned colors into your engagement party with fall centerpieces and décor. Consider hosting an outdoor tented celebration so you can enjoy the fall foliage from within your party.
Go With a Stylized Theme
Sometimes your celebrations don’t always have to have an overt theme. Consider going with an engagement party style. If you have a certain style in mind, keep reading to find more inspiration.
10. You Can’t Go Wrong with Boho
One of our favorite themes at PartySlate is a boho theme. Include all of the fringe, pampas grass, and flower crowns as your bohemian heart desires. This chic bohemian engagement party uses bright colors, fringe, and even a neon sign to accomplish that unconventional, artistic look.
11. Make it Country-Chic
A country-chic theme is brought to life with plenty of greenery, wildflowers, and wood accents. A rustic outdoor venue can also help enhance this style by brining the outdoors in. Find more inspiration to elevate this country-chic style.
12. Keep it Sleek & Modern
Including exciting entertainment, like a modern jazz band, will take your party up a notch. Modern décor, such as floral entrances and balloon installations, are the perfect timeless design elements to make your celebration stand out.
13. Go All Out With Ultra-Glam
14. Yes, Rustic Glam is a Thing
Just because your venue might be a chic, rustic barn doesn’t mean you can’t make it glamorous. Add glam elements with sparkling chandeliers and extravagant catering and cocktails.
15. Host A Groovy Disco
Party like it’s 1970 with a groovy disco engagement party theme. Complete with roller skates and bellbottom jeans, your disco party is sure to be the talk of the town.
16. Romanticize Everything
Your engagement party should be a romantic endeavor. With your wedding approaching, it’s time that you start romanticizing everything, including your engagement party. No detail is too small. Find endless romantic inspiration with these 10 ideas for your fairytale celebration.
People Also Ask…
What are engagement party themes?
An engagement party theme can arise from anywhere. Something as simple and small as an item you cherish can be turned into a party theme. Base your theme around your favorite flower, color, or season – you can find inspiration in anything, and especially on PartySlate.
Take these wedding styles and turn them into your engagement party theme. Who knows, maybe you’ve also found your wedding theme.
Browse through inspiration to find your favorite engagement party theme early – when the time comes, you’ll be ready with décor, floral, and lighting inspo in your IdeaSlate. Click a heart on any image, venue, or vendor to create a “slate” of your favorites. Create an IdeaSlate gathering all of your top choices and share it with your loved ones to keep everyone on the same page.
What do you do for an engagement party?
Whether it’s a surprise party or not, an engagement party is a great way to celebrate the love of a newly-engaged couple. With excitement around a new ring, potential new last name, and new life partner, find subtle ways to incorporate the couple’s monogram or initials into the party to make for the perfect décor – and keepsake. Embroider cloth napkins, engrave glass dishes, and personalize desserts. The more tailored an engagement party is to the couple you’re celebrating, the better. Remember, this is only the beginning of wedding-related parties that are to be thrown in the coming months.