If you've recently become engaged, congratulations! This is a time for celebration and basking in the well-wishes of your friends and family. Chances are, more than a few people close to you are eager to share their joy with you - so why not give them a chance to do so by throwing an engagement party? This is a great opportunity to bring everyone together and enjoy one another's company on this joyous occasion. Putting one together doesn't have to be that difficult, either. Here are a few ideas to help get you thinking on the right track.
Naturally, a toast is in order, and you can make sure that everyone is ready to go by handing out personalized stemless wine glasses as everyone enters. They'll love seeing their name on the glass, and it may soon become a beloved part of their collection. One fun idea is to give out personalized love notes notepads and encourage everyone to write a little blurb about what you mean to them as a couple.
As far as the rest of the party goes, keep things light! There's no need for a strictly regimented list of activities - instead, just hand out drinks and finger foods and let your friends and family mingle and enjoy each other's company. This is supposed to be a lighthearted and simple party, so don't worry too much about keeping everyone engaged (no pun intended) the whole time.
When your guests leave, send them home with goodie bags filled with awesome favors, like heart-shaped measuring spoons and open heart wine bottle stoppers. After all, the theme of the party is two people coming together as a couple, so don't be afraid to get a little bit corny. Chances are, your guests will smile and appreciate the sentiment. You can even hand out custom caricature mint tins for a bit of humorous flair.
An engagement is a joyous time, and your friends and family naturally are going to want to spend time with you. Try not to sweat the small stuff and everything will go just fine.