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, 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 (their favorite bar? restaurant? a parent's house? bowling alley??), but then factor in deciding on 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 17 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 decor, 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 your engagement bash with a custom sign at the front of your venue to let guests know they're in for a good time.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $18
You and Me Wood Sign
A simple equation, but so meaningful, this wooden sign can serve as wall decor or photo props.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, was $46.95, now $37.56
Engagement Party Tapestry
Hang a large, pretty tapestry on a bare wall to give guests a stunning spot for all their Instagrams.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $69
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, $69
American Atelier Metallic Beverage 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: Nordstrom, was $95, now $69.90
We're Engaged Personalized Napkins
These on-theme napkins are a sweet, personal touch guests won't soon forget.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $42 for 50
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 being 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, $25.50
Engaged AF Cake Topper
This cheeky cake topper will look totally Insta-worthy on top of any of your engagement party desserts.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $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, $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 attendance.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $14.95
He Popped the Question Popcorn Bags
Send your guests off with a fun treat with 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 that long, too! Hang this glittery banner to set the festive mood.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $15
He Said Yes Letter Balloons
Calling same-sex couples or brides who proposed to their grooms, these balloons are for you.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $22.50