Just engaged and wondering what's next? Plan an engagement party to share your happy news with your nearest and dearest. Just be sure to plan some activities to help break the ice among your guests (after all, many of them will be meeting each other for the very first time!). Check out these six clever ideas to get guests mixing, mingling, and laughing, stat.
Your Love Story (above): Tell your guests the entire tale of how you two met and fell in love with a relationship timeline handwritten on a chalkboard sign — display it at the drinks table or buffet station for all to see.
Photo Display: Decorate your party space with a whimsical backdrop of pretty helium-filled balloons anchored with favorite photos of you and your groom-to-be.
Wedding Song Requests: Invite your engagement-party guests to make song requests for the DJ or band to play at the wedding reception.
Ring Toss: If you're having a casual backyard engagement bash, be sure to have lawn games for everyone to enjoy, like ring toss (so apropos!).
Wedding Trivia: Since many of your engagement-party guests will be meeting each other for the first time, help break the ice with an interactive bride-and-groom trivia game.
Wedding Date Cookie Favors: If you've chosen a wedding date, send guests home with an edible party favor that will help them remember to mark their calendar!