It's not within etiquette to throw a party to honour yourselves. Engagement parties are usually planned and hosted by someone close to the couple. Is someone doing this for you? If not and you just want a meet and greet type thing then plan that but I wouldn't call it an engagement party.
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That is somewhat true, however celebrating yourselves is totally acceptable. What if you don’t have parents or others that are able to do it for you? Enjoy yourself and make Love special anyway you see fit!🥰
We have been engaged since April and did not plan on having an engagement party. To me, it’s just another expense but it is important to some people. I’ve since thought about it, and I’d like for us to celebrate in some way. Our anniversary is at the end of the month, and we were thinking about inviting our nearest and dearest out for pizza and beer. Nothing too spectacular. Just a super casual time with our loved ones. I’d say if you plan on having a formal engagement party, don’t wait for more than a couple of months.