If you have just popped the big question to your girlfriend or if you are the girlfriend that has just said ‘yes’ to your boyfriend when he asked you to marry him, isn’t it time to plan the engagement party? You bet! The key to having the ideal engagement party is to have the right theme idea and the appropriate menu. You have to plan your party with these things in mind, along with other pertinent choices. Let’s look at some of the theme ideas that you could consider. You may need a little help so we are going to oblige you.
You could have your invited guests bring with them a bottle of wine to the engagement party. This would allow you to save money on purchasing the wine for the tasting. You would provide wine glasses for the tasting, so that everyone gets a taste of each bottle of wine, if possible. Make sure you have enough food choices because wine goes nicely with food. You should only consider finger foods such as cheese and crackers or a fruit cup. You could hire a wine sommelier to help guide the wine tasting or use a local winery for a private wine tasting gathering.
You could consider having a cooking class and choose a host from a restaurant or local culinary school. You could also hire the teaching services of a chef and have the cooking class in your home. You would have to make the menu selection beforehand. Choose a starter meal, entrée and then dessert. You could begin with your favorite dish and have the chef, school or restaurant make recommendations. For the dessert, if you love to eat sweets, you may want to consider party favors. Most guests will love to see this added to the dessert tray. Once the food is ready, serve buffet style and at the end of the cooking class, give the guests recipe cards to take home with them.
Champagne and Chocolate
For your engagement party, you could plan to have champagne and chocolate. These go well together too, especially when you are celebrating such a momentous occasion. You could also include party favors, truffles, chocolate chip cookies, and/or fondue station dripping with chocolate. You can add more flavors other than chocolate because you may have some of the guests who don’t like chocolate. When the night ends, plan to have party favor bags for the leftover treats so your guests can take home.
Brunch It Is
For your engagement party, you can plan a Sunday brunch or any other day of the week, for that matter, but choose a date and time that is flexible for the invitees. You could have a cocktail brunch with small bites of food and party favors. You could plan a French theme for your brunch with small bottles of champagne, quiche and party favors. The sky is the limit to what you can do in choosing the right theme for your engagement party, but don’t leave out the party favors. Most people have a sweet tooth – no matter what time of the day it is.
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