Throwing an Anniversary Party to be Remembered

Written by John Lenaghan

Throwing an Anniversary Party to be Remembered

Anniversary parties are a wonderful way to celebrate two people who have been together for a number of years. The most common anniversary parties are for 25 years and 50 years. There are many things you can do to make this day special for not onlyrepparttar couple, but all of their family and friends as well. Many people have shared inrepparttar 144017 joys and sorrows ofrepparttar 144018 anniversary couple and they help to make this a special day as well. Planning an anniversary party is a huge undertaking, sometimes almost as big as a wedding.

Silver or Gold?

An anniversary party theme is fairly simple to determine. Unlessrepparttar 144019 couple or their immediate family has requested a particular theme (this is unlikely), you should plan a fairly traditional party. A 25th wedding anniversary is traditionally silver, while a 50th anniversary is gold. Use this to planrepparttar 144020 majority of your party, everything from invitations to decorations.

Who to Invite

An anniversary party can be as big as a wedding. While many people opt for a small get together consisting of family and close friends only, others look forward to a huge celebration with everyone who has touched their lives in past years. 25th anniversary parties tend to be ofrepparttar 144021 smaller more intimate variety, whereas 50 years together definitely deserves more of a to-do.

If youíre planning a huge bash, it may take quite a bit of time to come up with a guest list. Ifrepparttar 144022 happy couple knows aboutrepparttar 144023 partyrepparttar 144024 easiest thing to do is ask them who should be invited. Family members and close friends are fairly obvious, but in addition you may want to invite old coworkers, church members, old neighbors, andrepparttar 144025 list can go on. If you are planning a surprise party forrepparttar 144026 couple, this can be a little tricky. Rather than gettingrepparttar 144027 input of just one family member, send a tentative guest list to several family members and ask each for additions and deletions. This will help make sure no one gets missed.

The Invitations

If youíre throwing a huge anniversary party, sending out invitations can be quiterepparttar 144028 task. Ifrepparttar 144029 party budget allows for it, get them custom made. You can orderrepparttar 144030 invitations online and get everything shipped to you and ready to go. This will save an enormous amount of time. Ifrepparttar 144031 party budget is tight and that money would better go to use elsewhere, making your own invitations can actually be quite simple. All you need is a computer and a printer. You can download some great invitations templates that are simple enough to put together. All you need to do is add allrepparttar 144032 party information and perhaps a beautiful quote onrepparttar 144033 front and voila your invitations are ready to go.

Settingrepparttar 144034 Scene

Decorations forrepparttar 144035 party donít have to be hugely extravagant, but by adding some special touches you will help makerepparttar 144036 night even more special forrepparttar 144037 happy couple. Userepparttar 144038 anniversary color almost exclusively; this will help make a great effect. Some ways to use either silver or gold are: - Use gold or silver pen or ink for place cards, menu, and any other written items - Gold or silver balloons make a beautiful yet inexpensive decoration - Add gold or silver placemats or doilies at each place setting - Gold or silver candles and or candle holders make a great centerpiece - Dinnerware and barware should have gold or silver accents

How to Throw an Unforgettable Kids Birthday Party

Written by John Lenaghan

How to Throw an Unforgettable Kids Birthday Party

Kids take their birthdays very seriously, and are extremely disappointed if their birthday parties are anything short of spectacular. Throwing an unforgettable kids birthday party can sometimes seem like a task better suited for a professional event planner. But withrepparttar proper party supplies, a little know how and a lot of imagination, you can throw a birthday party thatrepparttar 144015 kids will be talking about all year.

Before you let your inner party planner take over, make sure that throughoutrepparttar 144016 process you consult withrepparttar 144017 birthday boy or girl, unless of courserepparttar 144018 party is a surprise. Kids have their own ideas of what makes a party fun, and ifrepparttar 144019 kids donít have a good timerepparttar 144020 party is a bust. Discuss possible theme ideas, party games, food, and favors with them to ensure everything is kid friendly. If you are planning a surprise party you can ask siblings or friends for ideas and opinions.

Theme Party Ideas

A successful kids birthday party starts off with a great theme. There are many great party themes you can choose from, everything from your childís favorite toy to their favorite movie genre. The possibilities are endless and a good theme can really help pull your entire party together.

Some possible themes include: - Western (complete with cowboy hats) - Princess (tiaras for allrepparttar 144021 girls) - Cartoon characters - Disney - Carnival (clowns and plenty of games) - Toys (Bratz, Barbie, Hot Wheels, etc)

Once you have your theme chosen, planning out a kids birthday party becomes much easier. Try and get everything fromrepparttar 144022 decorations torepparttar 144023 food to tie intorepparttar 144024 theme. For instance, if you are throwing a Western theme party get cowboy birthday banners and serve up barbequed burgers, chili, and hot dogs. As party favors you can give each little guests their own cowboy or cowgirl hat to wear. Make surerepparttar 144025 birthday boy or girlís hat is extra special.

Fun and Games

Games are an important part of any kids birthday party. Games should be fun and get everyone involved. Offering some small prizes torepparttar 144026 winner of each game is also a great idea forrepparttar 144027 kids. Have a variety of games, some that requirerepparttar 144028 kids to get active and some that requires them to use their heads. This will give everyone an opportunity to win a prize.

Some fun kidís games include: - Musical chairs - Pinrepparttar 144029 tail onrepparttar 144030 donkey (this can be tied into your party theme, for example if your theme is Disney you could have pinrepparttar 144031 ears onrepparttar 144032 mouse) - Relay races (you can get really creative with this one and getrepparttar 144033 kids to do everything from run a course with a balloon stuck between their legs to three legged races) - Memory games (showrepparttar 144034 kids a selection of items and see who can rememberrepparttar 144035 most once you have taken them away)

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