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10 Cute Engagement Party Ideas for the Low-Key Couple

By Megan Price

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in life! You become obsessed with bridal magazines and you start Pinteresting in your sleep. Cure that party planning itch and celebrate your engagement with your closest friends and family! We have 10 cute engagement party ideas for you to peruse. And bonus, they don’t take a ton of effort!

On a personal note, I recently got engaged! So I completely understand the obsession with all things “love.” However, I’m also pretty low-key. They say to write what you know, so I’m sharing my favorite cute engagement party ideas for other low-key couples like me and the beau!

The Invitation

My fiancee and I love to laugh, so when I saw this invitation idea from Superdazzle, I knew it was perfect! Remember your invitation sets the tone for your party, so keep that in mind when you’re choosing one. Whether you’re looking for super glam or totally casual, an invitation company can help you create the perfect invite.

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This invitation is just my speed too; it’s simple, elegant, and to the point. Especially if your family has been hounding you for months about when he’s going to pop the question!

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The Decor

I’ve always thought balloon decor was the way to go with parties. They’re classic and beautiful. Just add a little sparkle with string lights and you’re set! My engagement ring is rose gold, so I’m a little obsessed with that color right now. And what better inspiration for your engagement party palette?

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Show off your engagement photos with balloon decor, too! My favorite thing about these cute engagement party ideas is that they’re all super simple. Haven’t taken your pictures yet? Check out this post on adorable engagement photo ideas. Oh, and this one for ideas on how to dress for your photos!

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The Menu

Of course, the easiest way to go is to hire a caterer! If I had my way, I’d be serving tacos out of a food truck. If you’re expecting a crowd and cooking everything yourself, a buffet is always a great option for an engagement party. Whether it’s trays of barbecue or a build-your-own-burger bar, just line it up and let your guests serve themselves!

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My absolute favorite of all the cute ideas for an engagement party is a s’mores bar! I’ve always wanted to have one of those. They’re adorable and everyone loves them! You can set it up yourself or have a dessert buffet company help out instead.

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Don’t forget the sign for the table! This handmade sign from Etsy shop, SipandSign, is perfect. If you’re feeling crafty, you can probably even make this yourself!

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The Games

I’m not a huge fan of cheesy games at engagement (or any other) parties, but I do love a good Mad Libs! Get your guests involved in these cute engagement party ideas with some funny storytelling at your celebration.

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If you have a mixture of friends and family who may not know each other, this game may help! Encourage them to ask their neighbor for help to really break the ice.

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The Entertainment

Hey, it’s a party, so don’t forget the music! If you love live music, a singing guitarist can set the mood with your favorite songs. Since I know you’re dying to know, my engagement party playlist will consist mostly of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran covers. And some Paul Simon for the fiancee!

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