The question is hanging in the air? You know your significant other will definitely say “YES”! Maybe you’ve already popped the question and want to surprise your newly-made fiancé with a fabulous party with all your loved ones! So in secret, you’re planning a surprise! You’ll need special engagement invitation cards, with a customised wording for your invitees to keep the news on the down-low! It may even be your loved ones who want to throw a surprise party for the newly engaged couple - that's you guys! Who knows! We’ve put together some ideas to plan a surprise engagement do!
Types of Surprise Engagement Parties
Sometimes, it’s great to add an activity to a party to help with the flow of conversation and merriment. You could be looking at a cocktail party, a wine tasting, or any form of party that calls for celebration and toasting! A photobooth is always fun, and hiring a photographer would be a good idea (for a proposal plus engagement party package – secret photographers for proposals are just great!).
The Engagement Invitations
When you’re doing up the party, be it for your significant other or you are planning it for the couple’s closest group of friends, you will need engagement invitation ideas to put together a card to send to their family and circle of friends. Since it IS a secret party, make sure to loop the invitees in to not spill the beans, something along the lines of “hush hush, it’s a surprise so keep it on the down low” as the invite wording if it’s a casual/fun engagement party or something more formal with “It’s a Surprise Engagement Party for Ann & Ryan”. Look for some great engagement invites online and customise them to your liking with the assistance of a helpful engagement invites shop.
The Food & Drinks
Often you can tie in the festive theme with food and beverages, for example if you’re thinking of a “fiesta” you can have food to go with it such as taco, or if the theme is “let’s all eat cake!” then you can have a cake tasting bar with a large variety of cakes for your guests to try (and maybe even vote in favour of).
Engagements are all about romance, but there’s no rule against some good fun. Add whimsy and personality into the decor with fairy lights, themed decors styles, even featuring pictures of the couple over the years (such as clipping them to a line or making a table runner of out the pictures, to even sticking them with poppers into the table centrepieces).
Popular engagement parties include outdoor events, with fairy lights and candles for that romantic look, but more often than not, it’s at a sentimental venue or even at home. With popular colours being red (hearts galore), gold & silver (engagement ring cut-outs) or pastels (because you can never go wrong with them), you are spoilt for choice and inspiration. Plan for a great time with a bunch of great people! Send out those surprise engagement invites stat, whether they are for a proposal + party or just the engagement party!