Engagement Party Games?
Find Out What The Best, Easiest Games Are And How To Run Them.

Engagement party games must be added if you want your party to be memorable. Keep reading to learn tips and advice on which games to run and how to run them.

First things first...

Unlike a bridal shower, where the focus is solely on the bride to be. The engagement party is for both the bride and groom to be, and so the engagement party games should be geared to both male and female guests.

Engagement Party Games Often the couple will organize the engagement party, however, if you are a friend or family member who is organizing the party, then consult with the happy couple first.

Discuss ideas on what they would like, and in particular, not like to have included. The number of guests and age range of the guest should also be known as part of the planning process.

The engagement party games should be tailored to suit the guests, no point running a fun marriage advice game if the guest are mostly single.

Keep the games tasteful, as you really don't want to offend anyone, it is an engagement party not a bachelor party after all.

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The Engagement party could take the form of an afternoon tea which would normally lasts 2-3 hours. Light refreshments is usually provided by the hostess. Some couples like to have an evening party which may be held at a venue and would involve some form of entertainment, a band or DJ maybe. Whichever the couple decide on, you can easily slot in a couple of fun engagement party games.

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The engagement party traditionally was a surprise party where the family would announce the engagement of the couple and celebrate the prospective union. Since it was a surprise, gift giving was not customary, however times have changed, and these days an engagement party tends to be announced in advance and gift expected. However the gifts would be less formal and less expensive than the gifts that would be provided for the actually wedding.

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Engagement Party Games

Remember, you only have to select a few party games to include. There are other activities such as eating yummy food and opening gifts that will take up some time.

Getting to Know You - Pin Game

This is a great ice breaker game for an engagement party, especially when the guests don't know each other. It gets everyone talking.

You will need: A safety pin for everyone, a small prize.

Object of the game: Apart from getting to know each other, the aim is to collect as many clothes pegs from the other guests as possible.


  • Hand out a safety pin to all the guests on arrival.
  • Ask them to attach the pin to their upper clothes.
  • Tell the guests to mix and mingle around the room asking and answering questions with each other.
  • They are not allowed to use the words bride, groom or wedding or any variation of these words.
  • If anyone uses the forbidden words, they must hand over their pin to the other person.
  • The winner is the person with all the pins at the end of a set time or end of the engagement party.

  • Engagement Trivia Contest

    You will need: A list of questions about the engaged couple. For example, how did they meet? When are their birthdays? Where will the honeymoon be? What are their occupations? How did he propose? Favorite restaurant? Favorite food etc. List question based on what you already know about the couple and that they are happy to share. Pens and paper. A Scoreboard.

    Object of the game:For the guests to learn more about the engaged couple. Points are scored for correct answers. Each team must give an answer even if they don't know the true answer. Points can be scored for creative answers as judged by the couple themselves. Small prize, (Chocolates).


  • If there are many people you could group them into teams, alternatively individual or pairs will suffice.
  • Explain the objective of the game.
  • Ask the question and have each team/person write their answer down
  • Once all the questions have been asked, go round the room and have each team/person read out their answers
  • Award points accordingly, the team/person with the highest score wins

  • Some Like It Hot Spicy Food Trivia

    This is a fun trivia game that you can easily print off, ideal for engagement parties and BBQ's.

    The Doughnut and the Carrot

    As mentioned earlier, do check the appropriateness of this games with the couple first. This is a fun game which all the couples could play, but always start with the bride to be and her future groom.

    You will need: Packet of ring doughnuts, a carrot, a chair, a blindfold.

    Object of the game:For the bride to be to get her doughnut onto the groom to be's carrot.


  • Sit the groom to be, on a chair, holding his carrot.
  • Blindfold the bride to be, and give her one of the doughnuts.
  • The groom to be must direct his bride to be, towards him. He must then guide her to get her doughnut onto his carrot

  • Ninja Love Quiz!

    A game of fun facts about love with a Ninja twist, simply print and play, too easy!

    Valentine Party Games Pack

    22 printable games all about couples and love. A fun mix of games and activities to choose from.

    Ice Ring Making

    The engagement ring will be on show during the party, so why not use the ring and create a game around it. This one is fun and gets everyone's creative ideas flowing.

    You will need: Ice cubes for each guest. A basic cutlery knife for each guest.

    Object of the game:To create a replica of the bride to be's engagement ring in a set time.


  • Hand each guest an ice cube and a knife.
  • Explain the objective and rules of the game.
  • Set the timer for 5 minuets and say "Go".
  • Each guest has 10 mins to complete their engagement ring.
  • The couple will judge the best ring.

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    "Thank you Katherine, love your site. I used your suggestions for my 4 year olds birthday party last week. 15 Kindergarden kids! My sister does face painting so we did that. I had a pass the parcel using nursery rhyme music I had a candy between each wrapping of paper which worked well. Finally I did some balloon games. They loved it. I especially liked your idea of having a story time at the end of the party, it worked well, my sister read the stories and I organized the parents as they arrived to pick up their kids. My little girl loved her special day and I think it was the games that made it work so well. Planning my sons 7th Birthday for next month now"

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    Just a quick note to let you know that I followed your instructions for running party games at my sons birthday party and it went really well. I did 3 games and the most popular was the obstacle course. I had 10 boys ages 6-10 and once they had played with the course I had set out they then started to create their own ideas for obstacles and rearranged the course making it harder and harder. This 1 game kept them entertained for over an hour.

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    I had a housewarming last week and we played your game know your suburb. it was very entertaining and we learnt so much just in preparing for the game, great idea thanks.

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