News of your engagement is just too exciting to keep to yourselves. You’ve got to throw a party! Yes, even in this no-social-gatherings situation, you can still share the love via an at-home engagement party. That’s entirely online!
This approach is quite the trend now, so there’s tons of inspiration and ideas out there to help you pull this off. But since you’ll be making or assembling all the elements yourselves, here is our Virtual Engagement Cocktail Party guide—covering food and drink choices, to decorations, to fun online party activities and even favor ideas. So, get ready to celebrate together, even while apart! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Virtual Engagement Party Appetizer and Cocktail Pairings
It may be just the two of you at "home base" for this occasion. But we chose simple recipes that you can share ahead with your engagement party guests. So they can make these wherever they are, then enjoy them along with you come party time!
For easy finger foods, choose from creamy Salmon Spread (1) from Rada Cutlery to top on crackers; Buffalo Chicken Wings (2) from Prairie Farms, served with cottage cheese ranch dip; or Sweet and Sour Shrimp Puffs (3) from Pillsbury, wrapped in flaky crescent dinner rolls.
Pair them with your choice of cocktails to toast to your engagement! How about this festive Sparkling Berry Champagne Cocktail (4) from The Love Nerds, this elegant Tiffany Blue Sparkler drink (5) from Restless Chipotle, or this tangy Pineapple Mint Prosecco Punch (6) from Bread Booze Bacon?
And for easy desserts that include the celebratory bubbly, order a box of Champagne Chocolate Covered Strawberries (7) via PWA Berries.com. Luscious fresh berries dipped in champagne-infused white and pink chocolate with sparkly sugar! Or how about a super simple strawberries and ice cream dessert (8) via Bellenza.
Virtual Engagement Party Decorations, Games & Favors
Simulate the feeling of having your guests partying right there with you, even if they may be miles or even an ocean away!
Dress up the space that will be visible on-screen—remember, you will be recording everything via video and screen-grab pics. So be sure the background is extra special.
1 – DIY Rose Gold Balloons Garland Kit (70pcs) – available on Amazon
This kit includes latex balloons, confetti balloons, foil balloons to form a party arch, garland, or banner (note: foliage and vines not included).
2 – 52Ft Rose Gold Diamonds & Hearts Hanging Banner – available on Amazon
Then, plan fun virtual activities to keep everyone engaged (no pun intended)!
Hold up this Our Love Story Chalkboard Sign (3), available on Amazon, for guests to see on-screen. Then have them guess the details (date, place) for each "blank" on the sign—so you can fill them in and create a sweet couple keepsake.
Send fun party accessories ahead to your guests, like these Ginger Ray White & Gold Foiled Photo Booth Props (4), available on Amazon. So they can pose for online pics or record video greetings and wishes for you.
For engagement party favors, be just as creative in working around celebrating apart.
Choose a virtual engagement party background, available from Minted, to use as a backdrop for screen-grab "thank you cards" you can then send to each guest.
Or select something mail-able and sure to be appreciated, like Starbucks Gift Cards (Multi-pack of 8) available from Amazon.
Celebrating your engagement with those dearest—though not nearest—to you is still possible. Thanks to a virtual engagement cocktail party like this one!