If your favorite soon-to-be-married couple tasked you with throwing an engagement party, or if you and your partner are planning your own engagement celebration, you're likely at a loss for where to start, decor wise. Because, obvi, this party needs corresponding decorations to differentiate this shindig from every other Friday night get-together with your posse. Picking the engagement party venue is just one piece of the puzzle (their favorite bar? Restaurant? A parent's house? Bowling alley??), but then factor in deciding the type of balloons (what color? How many? What shape? Do they even like balloons???), decorative plates and utensils, dessert, dress code, etc., and you probably have way more on your plate than you bargained for/are starting to regret stepping up to this task.
Fear not, engagement party planner. We come bearing 13 engagement party decorations that will liven up any venue, with not an overused engagement ring-shaped balloon in sight (trust us, leave that one in your Amazon shopping cart). It can be hard to find a fine line between cool and cliché in terms of engagement decor, but any couple is bound to love these photo displays, cake topper (because cake is a given), drink stirrers, and more. Once you've covered the engagement party invites and decorations, you can divert your attention to more important matters, like attempting to prevent any Bridesmaids-esque speech-offs once the main event rolls around.