Making it to the silver wedding anniversary is no small feat, so help your loved ones celebrate this milestone by considering one of these 25th wedding anniversary party ideas. Look to the couple's tastes, personality and interests to determine which party idea will fit them the best.
What better excuse is there for a formal dinner party than a 25th wedding anniversary? Celebrate the couple's commitment in style by reserving space at their favorite formal restaurant or ritzy banquet hall. Encourage the happy couple—and all their guests—to get completely decked out for the event. Make sure there's room for plenty of dancing after the meal has been served and don't forget to make sure the band has the couple's first dance song at the ready. The extravagance of the party will be another night that you loved ones will never forget!
Just because you don't have budget to send your loved ones back to Hawaii for a real second honeymoon, doesn't mean that you can't bring the islands to them. The key to this party is incorporating all the elements that made their honeymoon destination unique. Do they always tell the story of how they sipped mai tais on the beach? Well make sure you have plenty of the cocktail available, complete with a pineapple wedge and tiny umbrella.
If the couple has never had a vow renewal ceremony, consider hosting one to celebrate their silver anniversary. Chances are both parties will be much less nervous than they were the first time around and will be able to enjoy the event even more. The bride and groom may even want to recite personal vows this time around, so they can say exactly how much their marriage has meant. For an extra special touch, try to locate that performed the original wedding ceremony to officiate the vow renewal as well.