Post # 1
My Fiance and I are hosting our own engagment party this weekend. I am so nervous that our families and friends won’t mix well, so I need some type of ice – breaker. What do people usually do at engagment parties? Is it okay to play games to help soften the mood?
Any feedback would be great
Post # 3
My parents threw us one. They just set out tons of food and drinks and people mingled, like at a cocktail party. But we didn’t have anyone there who didn’t know someone else who came separately – it was all either family or longtime friends..
Post # 4
My mother threw us an engagement party and I was super nervous too. My Maid/Matron of Honor arranged a lot of games to keep everyone busy and distracted. First, she filled a jar full of fake jewels of various sizes in our wedding colors and had everyone guess the amount in the jar. The winner won a framed picture of Fiance and I. She also put out pens and paper at each table and asked each guest to give Fiance and I advice going forward. Before the party, she asked me and Fiance to answer 15 questions about us (where we had date first date, what’s our anniversary,etc) and split guests up into teams. She read out each question out loud, each team wrote out their answers on a peice of card stock and held it up. Fiance and I would hold up our answers after everyone was done. Some questions were worth more points. The winning team each got a 5 dollar giftcard for coffee. We also did door prizes for the couple that’s been married the longest, and the shortest.
I got so many compliments on the games and everyone had a great time including Fiance and me. I think you’ll have a blast. Games or no games I think everyone will enjoy themselves.
Post # 5
At our engagement party, I made name tags for each person that included some cool tidbits about them for conversation starters. For example “Hi, My name is Miss Meowerson. Ask me about growing up in Australia, my latest winter cabin trip, or my crazy addiction to cheese”
They were a huge hit!