LGBTQ+ Engagement Party Ideas

When it comes to planning an LGBTQ+ engagement party, there are many lively and inclusive options to consider. For some couples, having a joint party is the right fit... And for others, it makes sense to celebrate independently of one another. Here are a few ideas to help get you started!

    • Host a cocktail party: A cocktail party is a great option for a relaxed and casual celebration. You can keep it simple, or add to the festivities as you like:

      *Choose a specific theme (Casino... Masquerade Ball... Marvel Comics... Seasonal... Travel... Drag...)
      *Hire a Private Chef, Caterer and/or Beverage Company (Food trucks are also a unique option!)
      *Decorate simply or hire a decor professional (add to your theme with florals, balloons, lighting, etc)
      *Add party games, board games or a couple's trivia game
      *Hire a guitarist for live background music
    • Plan a group experience: Consider organizing a group outing, such as a wine tasting tour, day at the art museum, a hike in the mountains, spa day, attend a concert, get silly at the bowling alley or roller rink, go camping together, an at-home makeover party, paint & sip celebration, or a trip to a local amusement park or casino. This can be a great way to bond with your friends and create some unforgettable memories.
    • Traditional Bachelor/ette Party Parties: Celebrate together or separately... And PARTY til dawn!

    • Rent a private facility:  Bar, Restaurant, Small Event Space, Rooftop Garden... If you prefer a more formal celebration, gathering at a private venue provides endless options. The vibe can be a pre-cursor to that of your wedding reception, or completely different!

    • Have a picnic in the park or backyard BBQ: If you're looking for a budget-friendly option, a picnic or BBQ either in the park or in your own backyard (or a friend's backyard) can be a great way to celebrate your engagement with your tribe. And if you want to stretch your budget even further, ask guests to pack their own picnic and bring a dish to share:  They'll be happy to help you save some cash for the wedding!  And don't forget the lawn games!
    • Include virtually everyone! If some of your loved ones are unable to attend in person, consider holding a virtual celebration via video chat. You can still share your excitement with your friends and family, no matter where they are in the world.

    • Party Bus: Arrive at your chosen destination in style... and already jazzed up on FUN!  Don't forget, you can customize your Party Bus experience...

      *Let guests know it's a Theme Party: plan apparel, games and music based on this central theme
      *Solve a Mystery Game: It doesn't have to be a Murder Mystery... Keep it romantic, such as a "Someone Stole the Wedding Ring" WhoDunnit!
      *Dance-Off Competition! And karaoke!
      *Decorate your Party Bus
      *License plate scavenger hunt
      *Coloring, Board Games, Couple's Trivia or Charades


Remember, the most important thing is to celebrate your love and excitement with the people you care about most. Choose an option that feels authentic and meaningful to you as a couple.... and then RELAX & ENJOY!



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