The 50th wedding anniversary is a milestone that every couple should celebrate. Half a century of love, laughter and tears is meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. However, many elderly couples are too shy to throw a lavish party on such a special occasion. Fortunately, throwing a surprise anniversary celebration is very simple and can be planned by children or grandchildren. The reason is that, over the years, books and books have been filled with memories that can be used as party inspiration.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to throw a surprise party that evokes cherished memories and creates unforgettable new ones.
- Start with a gift delivered at midnight
As an important couple of the day has no idea that a party is planned to celebrate their 50th birthday, the best strategy is to throw them off even more. The advice is to order online or a small gift and have it delivered to your home by 12 am. The happy couple will be delighted with the gift and think it’s the end of the celebration because a midnight delivery is special enough. This will ensure that you have no problem making sure the couple doesn’t spoil the surprise before the party starts.
- Skip to the lavish invitations:
The next step after an online cake or an online gift is to plan the invitations. A small gathering that includes only the closest of friends and family, or a lavish event, both call for creative invitations because the event is remarkable. Some simple ideas are:
Printing of the favorite photo of the bride and groom on the card
Using the same theme as the party decorations.
Inspired by the sanctity and integrity of marriage
Deciding on the theme of the party:
Once the invitations have been designed, printed, and posted, think about the concept of the holiday. Traditionally, the theme of a 50th wedding celebration is gold, and the flowers it represents are violets. Thus, the ideal is that the idea of the party is gold and purple. You can use both colors to decorate the venue and even on cards sent to guests. For gifts to the couple of the day, you can use a gold watch or cufflinks for the man and gold jewelry for the woman.
For a more modern approach, you can choose a different theme. An example would be an old song or movie that the couple has always loved. Or you can just create a timeline of your 50 years together. Use images and videos from the past to create a walk down memory lane.
- Choice of the evening menu:
A delicious cake with excellent food and fluid drinks are the three tricks for an extraordinary party. Start by carefully choosing a 50th birthday celebration cake. A good online cake order will help you select the most suitable design. The ideal design would be a picture cake that has a photograph of the couple. If you want to stick to a theme, use the same color icing on the cake as the decorations.
When it comes to food, why not really surprise the people of the moment by including all their favorite dishes? Create a menu that has all the mouth-watering delicacies. The food and beverage menu should be all about indulgence at a 50th wedding party.
- Refresh some old memories:
A golden wedding anniversary is mostly about reliving the years that have passed. It brings back the joy of yesteryear along with a feeling of contentment. Some ideas that can be incorporated into the day are:
A vow renewal ceremony that is an exact copy of the first. May include exchange of rings and garlands.
A slideshow that has photos and videos of all the milestones of a life together. Images can be a mix of color and black and white. They can show the wedding, have children and then grandchildren.
A playlist that has all the old songs, especially those that are loved by the couple and have memories attached to them.
- End with entertainment:
A party is as much about the guests as it is about the core members. Friends and family should feel included in the celebration. A key way to do this is to ask them to prepare toasts that talk about old memories related to the couple. Music is also essential when it comes to entertainment. Save it as a background at the start of the event, and then you can ask people to get down on the dance floor.
Some additional tips
As long as one follows the ideas discussed above, it will be easy to prepare a sensational party. But a few extra tips never hurt anyone.
Create custom napkins by printing them with initials and 50.
A photo booth is always a good idea.
Give souvenirs of the day to personalized guests.