Gifts are not always given at an engagement party, but they are generally accepted if given. Engagement gifts do not have to be elaborate. For example, a simple congratulatory card or a box of chocolates are both accepta... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

Traditional gifts for celebrating a friend or relative's engagement are flowers and bottles of wine or champagne; however, jewelry, food and other items could also be well-received. Some other gift ideas include token co... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

Engagement party guests generally opt for simple, inexpensive gifts such as cookbooks, picture frames or wine, explains Emily Post. For informal parties, guests may arrive with wine or flowers, according to Martha Stewar... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

An engagement party is a celebration of a couple’s decision to get married. During the party, family and friends have the opportunity to congratulate the couple. The bride’s family usually throws the party. More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

A beautiful quote for an engagement party toast is, "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." Most famous for writing "The Little Prince," Antoine de Saint-Exupery or... More »

Fun engagement party games include bride and groom bingo, trivia questions about the couple and plant the kiss on the groom or bride, an engagement party version of pin the tail on the donkey. Specific games for engageme... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

Traditionally, the bride's parents are responsible for hosting and paying for the engagement party. However, this tradition is no longer locked in place, and the party may be hosted by the newly engaged couple or any com... More »