Engagement parties are fun. It allows everyone to celebrate with the soon-to-be husband and wife before their big day.
After the news of an engagement, everyone is usually in good spirits, and this mood can be transcended even to the party. Besides the music, dance, food, and drinks, lots of excitement can be added to an engagement party to make it colorful and memorable.
There are plenty of hilarious activities to try out at an engagement party. These fun activities could help the guests bond well and connect with the celebrating couple. Moreso, there is a wedding to plan and what better way to get your guests acquainted ahead of your big day?
As such, we’ve compiled a scintillating list of the best engagement party games that’d keep your guests thrilled and looking forward to the wedding!
1. Do You Know the Couple?
This game assesses the guests’ knowledge of the couple and how acquainted they are with their lives. You could ask questions like, “Where did the bride school?” or “What’s the groom’s favorite color?”
It is usually hilarious and engaging as most people would give funny responses as to what they think they know about the lovebirds in this game.
2. How Many Words?
Each guest is given a card where the couple’s names are written at the top. Guests are then asked to form as many words as possible from the couple’s names. You’re sure to get a lot of hilarious words!
3. Shoes-up Game
This is my favorite game at engagement events. The game is for the soon-to-be husband and wife. It is meant to test their knowledge of each other and their relationship. To play it, both the groom and bride will hold a pair of their shoes and one of their partner’s shoes while sitting with their backs facing each other.
When the host asks a question, the couple will raise one of the shoes in response to the question. You could ask questions like, “Who is more romantic?” or “Who is big on apologies?” The fun thing about this game is that the couple can’t see each other’s answers, but every other person in the audience can.
4. What Do You Remember?
Each guest will be given a small card to write their fondest memory of the couple or one of them, depending on who they are more familiar with. When everyone is done writing, the cards will be shuffled, and the couple will read out the memories for guests to guess who wrote what. It is a beautiful way to reminisce about fond memories.
5. Picture Match
If you are inviting couples, ask them for a picture of both of them in advance. Cut the photo in halves and put them in an envelope. Give them out as the guests arrive at the party, and later, ask them to find their missing halves.
6. Truth and False Game
In this game, ask each guest to write something true and false on a small card they will be given. They can have three true statements or four and then finish it with a lie. Take back the cards and then shuffle them. After this, ask the guests to figure out which is a lie.
7. How Old?
To play this game, get old pictures of the couple, especially from childhood, and ask guests to guess how old they were in the photos. This is an excellent game to revive lovely memories. Whoever has the highest correct guesses wins the game.
8. Complete the Lyrics
This game involves both the guests and the couple at the party. Play a few minutes of any romantic song and ask the couple to complete the lyrics. You can also push it to the guests and see how familiar people are with love songs.
9. Ring Hunt
This is a superb outdoor game to have your guests engage in. You can have plastic rings scattered all over the venue and even in the most unlikely places and then ask guests to look for them. Whoever finds the most rings wins a prize.
10. Wedding Playlist
Start to plan your big day right from your engagement party. Give out a small card to your guests and ask them to write down what songs they would like to hear at your wedding. This game is more fun because it helps you know the exact songs your guests like.
11. Find the Guest
Ahead of the party, get your guestlist and compile a list of interesting facts about your guests. Hand out a copy to each guest on arrival and have them go round, finding who is who. This game is interesting because it allows the guests to mingle.
12. Wedding Advice
Have guests pen what advice they would like to give the lovebirds as they embark on the beautiful journey to forever.
13. Guess Who?
Here, the guests are asked questions about the couple and are asked to write down who they think does it better. For example, “Who is the better singer?” or “Who is the better cook?”
14. Picture Booth
Pictures are one of the ways we store and relive memories. Some of your guests might be picture lovers. To help them have maximum fun at your party, you can set up a picture booth with fun props like sunglasses or flowers.
15. The Married Game
In this game, the couples are assumed to be married and asked serious questions about their partners. You could ask questions like “What’s the first thing your partner grabs on waking up?” or “What’s the one thing that’s always in their bag?”
16. Engagement Themed Quiz
Since engagement parties are all about celebrating among their closest pals, you can have a compilation of trivia games around the couple’s lifestyle—for example, their choice of music, dream house, our dream wedding.
17. The Three-legged Race
Break the party into groups of two and use a fun rope to tie their legs together, and then ask them to race to a finish line that you have set up. Whichever group gets to the finish line first wins the game. This is a perfect outdoor game, and it is sure to elicit a lot of laughs!
18. Wedding Wishes
Like the wedding advice game, get colorful notes and ask guests to pen their wedding wishes and blessings for the couple. The couple can choose to open it after their wedding or at any time.
19. Fix the Puzzle
Get customized puzzles about the couple scattered over the tables and divide the guests into groups. Get each team to complete the puzzle, and whichever team finishes first is declared the winner.
20. Party Karaoke
In advance, ask the couple to compile a list of their favorite songs. Divide the guests into groups and have them perform the songs. The group with the best performance wins the game.
21. Find Your Match
This is a fun-to-play game that has party attendees finding another guest they share something in common with. It can be something as simple as the same zodiac sign or diet habits.
22. Guest Bingo
This is similar to the find your match game; the only difference is that you don’t look for someone with whom you have something in common. Each attendee will be given a card and asked to find which guest fits the description on the card. When you get five correctly, you shout bingo and win the game.
23. Wedding Traditions
Here, the guests will be asked to talk about wedding traditions they know and what significance they hold for the couple. Beautiful wishes, as well as prayers of fertility and prosperity, usually accompany traditions like this.
There you have it, folks! A fantastic list of engagement party games to keep your guests entertained and engaged. These parties are all about spending time with the people you love and making profound connections. So, ensure that you give it your best. Good luck!