The Kitchen

12 At-Home Engagement Party Menu Ideas

Mariam Youssef
8/3/22, 10:30 AM

Since you’re preparing your engagement party, we just want to start off by saying congratulations! You’re going to make a gorgeous bride. If you decide that your engagement party is going to be at home, there are plenty of things you need to stay on top of, such as decorations, making your home ready and clean to receive guests, and, most importantly, food. You have to figure out whether you’ll bring a caterer or, with the help of your family, prepare and cook some delicious dishes for your guests. No matter what option you choose, we’ve got you covered. From finger food to appetizers to main dishes, we’ll list some tasty ideas for your engagement party menu that will blow your guests’ minds.

Mini Meatballs

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To prepare some starters or appetizers, you need something that’s easy to eat while standing. You can’t expect everyone to find seats when it’s buffet time. That’s why mini meatballs are an excellent choice. Don’t forget to serve toothpicks and napkins with the meatballs so your guests can eat easily. Moreover, you don’t need to drizzle the meatballs in sauce. You can simply add a spoonful of salsa or any sauce of your choice on top of them.

Fried Chicken

We probably speak for everyone when we say that fried chicken is one of the best dishes in the world. This is the type of food that no one will say no to. So, choose whichever recipe that you like and present this yumminess as a main dish. One of the most-loved dishes is fried chicken wings. They’re wonderful bites that taste amazing and are appropriate for your party.

Fried Shrimp

The heavenly taste of fried shrimp is irresistible. Make this as a side dish and your guests will go crazy over it. If you want to elevate the usual fried shrimp, you can make konafa shrimp and some salsa for dipping. We promise that everyone will adore this dish.


All you need for this recipe is your oven, some skewers, and your choice of vegetables and protein. This is so easy to make, yet super delicious and practical at parties. Moreover, if your event is taking place in your backyard, you can also grill kebabs there and make everyone go crazy with the divine smell of grilling.


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We dare say that pizza is everyone’s favorite and it is super easy to make, so including it in your engagement party menu is a win-win. The size of the pizza is up to you; either go for mini pizzas or prepare large ones in which everyone can grab a slice or two. Choose toppings that most people prefer; don’t go for weird combos, otherwise, people can leave your pizza in the air to dry out.

Mini Tacos

Bring some Mexican deliciousness to your party and go for mini tacos that many of your guests will appreciate and love. Tacos are already small, so if you want to go for the regular size and fill them with all the goodies like minced meat, corn, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, onions, avocado, and a squeeze of lime on top, you’re making the right choice.

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Popcorn is not only suitable for cinema halls and movie nights. A popcorn bar can be a unique addition to your engagement party as a snack that will be appreciated by both kids and adults. Add different kinds of seasonings and flavors, such as caramel, chocolate, cheese, and salt.

Salad Bar

A variety of salad dishes is also something that your guests will like a lot. Try to go for non traditional salads that will wow your guests. We suggest macaroni salad, watermelon small slices, chicken salad, cheese slaw, and fruit salad.

Sautéed Veggies

You want your menu to be collective and versatile, so it is important to include some healthy options for those who won’t nibble on fried or greasy food. Sautéed vegetables are excellent for engagement parties as they’re delicious and easy to make.

Cheese Cake

You’ve got to give your guests something sweet to satisfy their cravings. Cheese cakes are simple yet delicious desserts that most people like. You may also add pound, chocolate, or biscuit cakes to the menu to ensure that everyone gets enough dessert.

Hot dog Sandwiches

There is nothing easier than stuffing bread with hot dog and some delicious toppings. Everyone loves this dish no matter what the occasion is. To make your hot dog sandwiches stand out, go for unique toppings other than ketchup and mustard.

Two-Bite Burgers and French Fries

Mini burgers are a must in any house party because they’re small, easy to make, and yummy. Since burgers and French fries are best friends, it is best to include them both in the menu.



Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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