Throwing an Anniversary Party to be Remembered

Written by John Lenaghan

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There are many other ways in which you can incorporate these colors intorepparttar party. Just be sure not to overdo it since this may actually have a night club-ish tacky sort of look to it. Add plenty of white to balance it out.

Favors to Remember

Many couples will want to send their guests away with a little something to rememberrepparttar 144017 night by and as a thank you for attending. One ofrepparttar 144018 best favors ideas is a small picture frame ofrepparttar 144019 couple. You can use pictures from their wedding day or a more recent photo. If you can find picture frames that hold two photos a nice idea is to add both a picture of their wedding day and a recent one. Friends and family ofrepparttar 144020 couple will love taking this beautiful keepsake home.

Another great idea is a CD of songs formrepparttar 144021 era thatrepparttar 144022 couple met and was married. This will bring back great memories for many of their family and friends and is probably one ofrepparttar 144023 most useful favor possibilities. Be sure to check with local copyright laws to determine what type of fees apply to creating and giving away a music compilation. Make sure that allrepparttar 144024 music onrepparttar 144025 CD gets played throughoutrepparttar 144026 night to really give guests something to remember.

A Night of Nostalgia

A great idea for any anniversary party, big or small, is a slide show. Startrepparttar 144027 show of with pictures ofrepparttar 144028 couple when they first met and progress throughrepparttar 144029 years of children and grandchildren. Donít be surprised to see a few eyes get misty duringrepparttar 144030 show. Add some memorable quotes throughoutrepparttar 144031 show, and play some touching music that reminds them of certain times in their lives.

If you wantrepparttar 144032 slide show to be a surprise, you can ask family and friends for their favorite pictures to add torepparttar 144033 show. Youíll probably end up with more pictures than youíll know what to do with so donít worry if you canít get any ofrepparttar 144034 coupleís picture albums.

As you can see, planning an anniversary party can take a lot of time, so start planning as soon as possible. Since you could be inviting well over 100 people, starting a year in advance isnít too soon. Donít try and take this task on by yourself, youíll probably have plenty of offers from friends and family to give you a hand; definitely take them up on their offer. This will be a night for everyone to cherish and remember, andrepparttar 144035 happy anniversary couple will be on cloud nine after seeing how much they mean to everyone in their lives.

John Lenaghan writes about party planning and other tips for the Party Ideas 4u website, where he provides valuable tips and advice about anniversary party ideas, birthday party ideas and other party planning topics.

How to Throw an Unforgettable Kids Birthday Party

Written by John Lenaghan

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Favors are one ofrepparttar highlights for children at a birthday party. They love getting little gifts of their own to take home with them. You donít need to get too extravagant when it comes to party favors. Try and get some favors to go along with your theme. If you are having a princess theme giverepparttar 144015 girls tiaras as they arrive and a bag full of beauty items. Hairbrushes, hair clips, nail polish, and lip gloss are all fun and inexpensive ideas. More general favor ideas include pencil and eraser sets, notepads, and candies.

Food for Thought

Party food is a key component to any great birthday party. Depending on how longrepparttar 144016 party is, youíll probably want to offer a lunch or dinner as well as snack and treats throughoutrepparttar 144017 day. Most kids donít have discriminating tastes so you donít need to go overboard with a gourmet meal. Simple is usually better when it comes to kids.

Keep your snacks standard. Candy, chips, and pop will suffice, there is no need to add any fancy appetizers torepparttar 144018 mix since they will probably get ignored. However, adding a veggie and fruit plate is a good idea since even kids can get sick ofrepparttar 144019 sweet stuff. Be sure to have plenty of beverages on hand, and to save your sanity try and avoid caffeinated pops. Juice and water should be on hand as well. You can also make a fun colorful fruit punch forrepparttar 144020 kids to enjoy.

As for food, stick with simple dishes such as pizza, burgers, and hotdogs. These items are simple to prepare (or order) and will be a hit withrepparttar 144021 kids. Before planning your menu check to see if any ofrepparttar 144022 children have food allergies or special dietary needs. Most parents whose kids have serious allergies such as peanuts will probably let you know as soon asrepparttar 144023 invitation is accepted. However, if youíve got a little vegetarian inrepparttar 144024 grouprepparttar 144025 last thing you want to do is serve them a hamburger or hotdog. The birthday cake isrepparttar 144026 piece de resistance ofrepparttar 144027 party. Everyone loves to see what type of delightful cake will be presented and how many candlesrepparttar 144028 birthday boy or girl can blow out. If your baking skills consists of adding eggs and water to a package mix, fear not. While a package cake will still be a hit withrepparttar 144029 kids, there are plenty of cake shops and bakeries that can create any cake you desire. For instance, if youíre going with a baseball sports theme, you can get a delicious cake of any type shaped like a baseball. The kids will love it, and it saves you time and frustration as well. Make sure you knowrepparttar 144030 birthday boy or girlís favorite flavor before you order.

While planning a birthday party can be a difficult and time consuming task, allrepparttar 144031 work will be worth it when you see how much fun allrepparttar 144032 kids have. Birthday parties are monumental occasion for kids, andrepparttar 144033 more special you can make itrepparttar 144034 better.

John Lenaghan writes about party planning and other tips for the Party Ideas 4u website, where he provides valuable tips and advice about Halloween party ideas, birthday party ideas and other party planning topics.

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