Every big event deserves a big party.
Sure, your engagement might not be the Big Day itself, but don’t let that stop you. An engagement party can make those early stages of marriage more memorable — and hosting a party in your own backyard means you can invite all your friends.
So let’s take a look at five spectacular backyard engagement party ideas to kick things off.
1. Backyard BBQ
A backyard BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate an engagement. Guests can enjoy delicious grilled food and cold drinks while spending time outdoors in the sun.
A BBQ makes the perfect casual occasion — it doesn’t place too many expectations on guests, and they can turn up or leave as they like. It’s also great for socializing, with plenty of time for talk, and not too hard to set up, either.
2. Pool Party
If your backyard engagement party is set for the summer months, then a pool party may be the perfect option. Guests can cool off in the pool or enjoy snacks and drinks at poolside. Perhaps best of all, this one’s kid-friendly, giving those little menaces something to keep them occupied while the adults talk about stuff the kids don’t understand.
Don’t forget to set up some pool toys like floats and noodles for guests to use, and make sure to include plenty of sunscreen in your party planning.
3. Outdoor Bar
If you want to create a backyard party that feels like a special event, consider setting up an outdoor bar, perhaps with some dance music and backyard decorations to create a vibe. This is the perfect way to keep your guests entertained and allows them to mix and mingle while enjoying their favorite drinks. Be sure to have plenty of snacks around so guests don’t go hungry.
This is the kind of engagement party that can go on long into the night, so best to arrange this one for a weekend.
4. Movie Night Under the Stars
If you’re looking for entertainment ideas, then what could be more romantic than watching a movie under the stars with your fiance and friends? Gather some blankets and pillows, set up a projector, and pop some popcorn for a backyard movie night your guests will never forget. Need some big sound for your big screen? Check out Alphasonik to get what you need.
This raises the question of which movie to watch, of course. Something light or romantic is the sensible choice, so you can all feel the buzz of happiness by the end of it.
5. Lawn Games
Lawn games are a great way to keep guests entertained while outdoors. Set up a few classic games like croquet or horseshoes, or get creative with giant Jenga or life-sized chess. Whatever games you choose, there’s sure to be enough chaos, competition, and laughs to keep guests engaged for hours.
Backyard Engagement Party Ideas for a Memorable Time
This should be enough backyard engagement party ideas to get you started. Be sure to personalize your party to fit your own unique style and taste, perhaps even mixing and matching some of the above ideas.
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