Celebrating a golden anniversary is an exciting moment, and some fun and creative ideas will make your celebration extra special. Fifty years of marriage is a remarkable achievement in terms of both longevity and fidelity. Making a golden anniversary party for a couple most likely in their seventies or eighties requires as much sensitivity to their generational opinions and preferences as it does to their status as heads of the family. The guest list should include all generations down to the grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as any close friends of the couple who can share their wonderful memories. Here you will get insights on how to create and execute a great fiftieth anniversary party.
The first thing is to pick the date and the venue for the party. It is best to make it on or close to their actual anniversary because that date holds sentimental significance. With that information in hand, design an invitation that is not only personal but which will be a keepsake for all the family members and guests. A tried and true method is to get and reproduce the couple's wedding picture on the face of the invitation. The party can be held at a home, a banquet hall or a restaurant. In any case, you'll want to use an experienced caterer so that you and all the guests can just arrive and focus on celebrating the wonderful occasion. Select menu choices that you know will please family members and guests and make sure to put special effort into the designing of the cake. After all it will elicit memories of their wedding when they came up for the traditional cake cutting. In fact that can be replicated at the golden anniversary party.
Decorating the event can be imaginative and fun. Golden touches should be everywhere along with floral displays and photos, memorabilia and other nostalgic touches that take the couple through their wonderful years together. Toasts throughout the night can be reminiscences of time and adventures shared with family members and friends. If the couple is disposed to do so, a renewal of wedding vows will be unforgettable. Foods from fifty years ago can supplement the main menu and recipes can be found in cookbooks from that era.
The nostalgic theme should be carried over to the music for the event. Any band hired should be able to supplement contemporary music with hits from that era as well. Online research will uncover lists of the hit songs from the year they were married and those CDs and MP3s can be secured and given over to a DJ if the budget or circumstances do not allow for a live band.
Put the couple's wedding album out for guests to look through and create your own scrapbook of highlights of the past fifty years. If possible take old films of their wedding and photos of their marriage along with a video record of the party and put together a DVD as a keepsake for them. Of course, this DVD can be replicated and given to the guests as well.
A group gift can be a wonderful expression of love and respect. Giving the couple a resort vacation will allow them to relive their honeymoon. This is a very special occasion, so just bring love and affection to the planning to create a wonderful event!