Engagement parties bring together the newly engaged couple to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their family and friends. In some cases, the engagement party will be the first time the couple's families meet, so guests will appreciate some party games to break the ice. These games can feature the happy couple or get guests involved so that they can get to know each other and have a little fun all at once.
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Quiz the engaged couple to see how well they know each other. Before the party, ask both the bride-to-be and groom-to-be questions about each other, and record their answers. Some sample questions for the groom include, "What is your favourite meal that she cooks?" "What do you do that annoys her the most?" and "Who said I love you first?" Ask the bride questions like "Who is his favourite athlete?" "Who made the first move?" and "How many kids does he want to have?" Guests will enjoy learning more about the couple, and the bride and groom might even surprise each other with their answers. Plus, a couple that gets all of their answers right will show that they are ready to get hitched.
Get guests involved in the games by preparing a few simple quizzes for them to play. Test guests to see how well they know the bride and groom---type a list of questions that include "What month was the bride born in?" "What year did the couple meet? and "What are their pets names?" Give guests two to three minutes to take the quiz, and give the guest that answers the most questions correctly---or first, if there is a tie---a small prize, such as a candle or £3 gift token. Another quiz can get guests in the mood for love by testing their knowledge of famous couples. Find pictures of famous couples past and present, print them and attach them to a poster board. Give the guests 20 seconds to look at the poster board, and then take it down. Have them write as many couples' names down as they can remember. The guest with the most famous couples listed wins.
Family Tree Game
Even if the bride and groom's parents and siblings have met, the engagement party might be the first time the extended families meet. Create a blank family tree that the families can fill out---this is a good icebreaker, as guests can introduce each other as they add their names to the family tree. Ask each guest to bring a picture of herself, and create a family tree for the bride and groom with the correct blank spaces. Have family members take turns adding their photos and names to the family tree. This game is a good way for the families to get to know each other in a creative way.
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