Congratulations! You are engaged! Your engagement can set off a series of amazing celebrations of the new life you and your fiance are embarking on. What better way to start off than by having a lovely engagement party in the months before your wedding?
Today’s engagement parties are much different than they were in the past. While more formal “mini-weddings” have been all the rage in the past, the newest trends focus on casual, intimate affairs. This trend allows family and friends to mingle and get to know each other before the more formal wedding itself.
These more casual affairs can include a myriad of different types of parties. If you are hosting a warm weather engagement party, then a backyard barbeque or beach clambake can be a lot of fun. Encourage everyone to get to know each other with a friendly game of volleyball or bocce. Another great option is hosting an engagement brunch. From omelet stations to a variety of muffins and breakfast meats, a brunch can be a relaxing way to sit and enjoy each other’s company. A surprise party is another way to celebrate the engagement of the bride and groom. Plan well ahead and make sure that everyone knows it is a secret! Hosting the party at a local favorite restaurant is a wonderful way to share in the fun.
If family is a central theme to a wedding, then a family dinner can be the perfect way to spend with the couple. A lush dinner, served family style, of the favorite family dishes, but also of personalities. For a busy crowd, consider a casual dessert party. Tables filled with cakes, pie and flavored whipped cream, an ice cream sundae bar and a selection of homemade cookies can make for a fun evening. Consider a coffee bar to balance the sweetness of all of the desserts.
As you can see, there are so many trends in engagement parties. The only guideline is to make sure that it is fun and gives everyone a chance to get to know each other. For more information on engagement parties and innovative menus, contact Special Moments Catering today!