Whether you want to throw a large event or host a more laid-back and intimate affair, your engagement party is a fun way to get all your friends and family together ahead of your big day. Not sure where to start? From outdoor lighting to self-serve stations, here’s how to throw a stylish and stress-free engagement party.
Understand the Landscape
Popular venue options for an engagement party include backyards and parks. So, when it comes to planning an outdoor gathering, a wet weather plan is essential. If your home doesn’t have enough space to serve as a plan B, hiring a marquee can provide a dry and comfortable area for your guests.
At GC Event Hire, our clear marquees are a stunning option for couples looking to create an aesthetically pleasing and dreamy space for an engagement party. From marquees through to cocktail bars and linens, our team can assist in bringing together all the elements to create a unique and secure venue.
Opt for Finger Food
Save the sit-down meal for the wedding and opt for finger food instead. With so much to celebrate and only a few hours to do so, finger food provides guests with the freedom to move around and mingle as they enjoy delicious food and social interaction. From finger sandwiches to bite-sized desserts, finger food is a hassle-free and convenient way to serve a variety of canapes to guests. Our wide range of serving platters are fantastic for displaying food of any size.
Big Batch Cocktails
To make it less stressful, try to get as much as you can done before the party! Big-batch cocktails are a super easy and fun way to get the party started. This self-serve method allows you to ditch the bartender role and get out and mingle. From fruity mojitos to a fizzy pineapple punch, guests can go back for as many refills as they want.
At GC Event Hire, we can help you create the perfect drink station with our range of punchbowls, glassware and serving tools.
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Set the Scene
To really set the scene for a stellar event, don’t forget about the lighting! Fairy lights are a quick and affordable way to add a touch of magic. If your event is outdoors, create a romantic glow by decorating trees and bushes with strings of fairy lights. Alternatively, fairy lights can be used as a table centrepiece– simply string them down the centre to add the perfect finishing touch to your table décor.
Are you planning an engagement party? Make sure you have everything you need for the ultimate engagement party with the help from the Toowoomba party hire specialists at GC Event Hire. Click here to request a free hire quote from our team. Click here to request a free hire quote from our team.