Celebrate your relationship with an anniversary party
February 25, 2010
"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day." - Author Gene Perret
Because staying married often takes as much effort, or more, than getting married in the first place, couples can acknowledge their relationship mile markers by throwing themselves a fabulous anniversary party.
Anniversaries are occasions that should be celebrated, but are all too often are allowed to slide by unnoticed. Though it might be tempting to forgo party planning to have a quiet night at home with your significant other, throwing an anniversary party allows you to spend time with the friends and family members who enrich your lives together.
Not only will you get to express your appreciation for your spouse, but you'll be able to let your mutual pals know how important they are in your lives.
Make it a night to remember
During the wedding planning process, couples often spend a lot of time fretting about the details planning out a menu that all of their guests will enjoy is an exercise in frustration for some pairs, and women often worry over their choice of wedding dresses and flowers.
Though many people cite their wedding as one of the happiest and most exciting days of their lives, there are bound to be a few party planning decisions that they might regret.
Happily, throwing a formal anniversary party allows you to right those wrongs without all of the pressure! If you accidentally sat your beloved aunt at a distant table on the big day, or served a dish that no one seemed to like, this is an opportunity to do it over the right way!
If you have a big anniversary approaching, start your party planning now!
Don't procrastinate if you want a big bash get your anniversary party invitations in the mail as soon as possible.
Next, stock up on anniversary decorations like elegant plates and glasses, anniversary balloons, custom door banners and streamers.
If you'd like to pick a theme, consult friends and family to see if they have any big ideas.
25th anniversary party ideas
For your silver anniversary, go all out with silver anniversary decorations. Look for silver balloons, silver streamers and silver table linen. String up sparkling white lights and invite guests to your place for a formal fete.
Serve appetizers on silver trays and make a playlist of songs that are relevant to your relationship for background music.
50th anniversary party ideas
On your golden anniversary, insist that someone else plan the party for you! You and your spouse have obviously done a lot of hard work to get where you are, so just request gold anniversary party supplies and have friends and loved ones worry about the details!
Suggest a favorite restaurant or venue for the celebration, and make sure that all of your loved ones are invited to share in this momentous occasion. Then, sit back and relax.