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A Holiday Engagement Party at Home: Make it Simple + Modern!

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Eggnog martini via The Knot

Planning a holiday engagement party at home? Imagine one set in dazzling gold details, but with chic and simple elements in mind! That’s our inspiration for putting together a decidedly modern-looking affair during the holidays. Think confetti, balloons, and sparklers that are definite must-have decorations, while serve up a delicious menu that goes mini all the way! You will see what we mean!

Entertaining Ideas for a Holiday Engagement Party

Send out dazzling engagement party invitations (6) in a modern black and gold design! The confetti on the invitation sets the tone for this contemporary affair!

Plan a cocktail bar cart (2) decorated with a whimsical cutout sign saying “falalalala” and a geometric reindeer—so hip and trendy!

Keep up the festive mood with white and gold holiday balloons (4) bearing gold lettering, of course! Hang them by mantel together with another trendy element of a reindeer with golden antlers as the centerpiece with neon-colored Christmas crackers.

Greet guests to an easy holiday martini (1) with a 5-minute eggnog martini recipe using vanilla vodka and rum, including a graham cracker garnish. How simple is that! Make it look glamorous by serving the martinis on a geometric, silver bar tray in keeping with the modern style of the event.

Think mini food recipes (5) for your engagement party holiday menu! Serve it up a family-style on a long table with simple place settings. Consider asparagus soup, mini cheese plates, and mini gingerbread desserts! For more yumminess, serve up some gingerbread beignets and spiced hot cocoa (7).

Finally, a party without cake is just a meeting, as Julia Child would say! So, complete the occasion with a sparkler-topped cake (3). Opt for simple cake in a flavor like salted caramel, red velvet, or Tiramisu, and create a rustic look with cinnamon sticks, powdered sugar, and cranberries! Complete it with a champagne toast for the newly engaged couple.

Hip Entertaining Ideas for a Holiday Engagement Party | The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza

Picture credits:

1 – Eggnog martini via The Knot

2 – Cocktail bar cart via Classic Bride Blog

3 – Cake as seen on the blog of Tamera Beardsley

4 – Balloons via Little Miss Party Planner

5 – Mini food recipes as seen on Crate and Barrel

6 – Invitations via Elli

7 – Gingerbread beignets and spiced hot cocoa via Half Baked Harvest

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