If your partner has recently popped the question and you have accepted, it is definitely a big milestone in your life and a reason to celebrate. You can choose how you would like to celebrate the occasion depending on the type of person that you are and the type of person that your husband to be is. If you are both outgoing people with a lot of friends and you love a good party, you can choose to host a nice party for all your friends or you could even choose to host a quiet intimate party for your closest friends and family at home to tell them the good news if you are a quieter person.
Start planning quickly
The thing with engagement parties unlike wedding parties is that you will not have much time to plan because it is something that happens unexpectedly and it would be expected that you have your party, if you are planning on having one, soon after the engagement. It would not make much sense to have a big party to make the announcement after everyone has already found out. You can start looking for engagement party venues if you are planning on having a big party. You will need a venue that can host the number of guests that you plan on having but is not too expensive at the same time because you will need to save as much money as you possibly can for the wedding itself.
You will get function venues for varying prices depending on the size of them and the best facilities to offer and therefore, you will need to decide just how big your party is going to be and just how fancy it is going to be. Alternatively, you can choose to save your money for your wedding and have a small gathering at your own home instead to celebrate your engagement which will cost you a fraction of the price.
You can invite only those that are closest to you and try to keep your guest list to about a dozen people. The food you serve could be delicious home cooked meals and a lovely home baked cake which will both not cost you much money at all. If you do not know how to bake, you can ask a friend or a relative to do it for you instead. Alternatively, you can buy your favourite store bought cake off the counter and decorate it a little. A party like this will be a lot of fun but will not cost you a lot.