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 only couple, but all of their family and friends as well. Many people have shared in joys and sorrows of 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. Unless 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 plan 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 of 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. If happy couple knows about party 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, and list can go on. If you are planning a surprise party for couple, this can be a little tricky. Rather than getting 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.
If youíre throwing a huge anniversary party, sending out invitations can be quite task. If party budget allows for it, get them custom made. You can order invitations online and get everything shipped to you and ready to go. This will save an enormous amount of time. If 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 all party information and perhaps a beautiful quote on front and voila your invitations are ready to go.
Decorations for party donít have to be hugely extravagant, but by adding some special touches you will help make night even more special for happy couple. Use 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