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, décor wise. Because, obvi, your bash needs corresponding engagement party 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 (Favorite bar? A parent's house? Bowling alley?), but then factor in deciding on the type of balloons (What color? How many? 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. You might even be starting to regret stepping up to this task.
Fear not, engagement party planner. We come bearing 16 engagement party decorations that will liven up any venue. It can be hard to toe the thin line between cool and cliché in terms of engagement décor, but any couple is bound to love these photo displays, cake topper (because cake is a given), banners, 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...
Tropical Leaf and Gold "We're Engaged" Welcome Sign
Set the stage for an engagement bash with a custom sign at the front of the venue to let guests know they're in for a good time.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $22
"You + Me" Wooden Sign
A simple equation, but so meaningful, this wooden sign can serve as wall décor or make for great photo props.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $26.56
Engagement Party Tapestry
Hang a large, pretty tapestry on a bare wall to give guests a stunning spot for all their Instagram photos.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $72
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Leave one of these instant cameras on a table nearby, so guests will have memorable snapshots to take home.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $59 from $69
Bleeker Drink Dispenser
Whether for cucumber water or a batch of signature cocktails, this gold-hued beverage dispenser will look gorgeous and serve a useful purpose.
SHOP NOW: Pottery Barn, $149
"We're Engaged" Personalized Napkins
These on-theme napkins are a sweet, personal touch guests won't soon forget.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $44 for 25
Advice and Well Wishes Printable Cards
Print out a stack of these cards and hand them out to guests to jot down their advice for the two of you as you begin your journey to the altar.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $5 for PDF download
These gold foil balloons state your new status, loud and proud.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $10.95
Engaged AF Cake Topper
This cheeky cake topper will look totally Insta-worthy on top of any engagement party desserts.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $7.95
Make Your Own Neon Sign Kit
Why settle? This neon sign kit from Urban Outfitters lets you spell out anything your heart desires.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $18 from $20
Diamond Ring Piñata
It's a party, after all. Get guests in the festive spirit with a piñata in the shape of your new bling. Everyone will love it—especially kids, if you have any in attendance.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $14.98
"He Popped the Question" Popcorn Bags
Send your guests off with a fun treat in these popcorn favor bags.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $6 for 10 bags
"Till Death Do Us Party" Banner
You'll be together forever—and want the party to last just as long. Hang this glittery banner to set the festive mood.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $13.09
"He Said Yes" Letter Balloons
Calling all same-sex couples or brides who proposed to their grooms, these balloons are for you.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $22.50
Pressed Glass Frames
Just add photos of you and your soon-to-be spouse, or even your parents' wedding photos to show the joy to come.
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $12