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Celebrate 25 Years of Marraige with these Party Ideas from Windy City Novelties!

With divorce rates climbing higher every year, finding couples who have stayed together through the long haul is a rare occurrence.  Finding a married couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary is even rarer!  So whether it’s you and your spouse who have made it through twenty-five years of wedded bliss, your parents, or close friends, throwing a 25th anniversary party to celebrate their achievement is the perfect way to share the love with friends and family. 

The 25th anniversary is called the silver anniversary.  When planning your 25th anniversary party, choosing 25th anniversary party supplies makes it easy to pull together a cohesive party plan that is appealing to the eye, fun to plan, and easy to coordinate!  With a little creativity and a few well chosen supplies, your 25th anniversary party will come together and wow your guests! 

The first thing to do when planning a 25th anniversary party is to decide if you want an elegant or informal party.  For a casual get together, a backyard barbeque is a fun way to celebrate that can still be something special for the anniversary couple.  Instead of the usual red and white checked table cloths, drape your table in silver metallic fringe table skirts instead.  With a silver star centerpiece for each table, your silver anniversary theme will be on full display for your back yard barbeque! 

For a simple barbeque anniversary party, keep the foods easy to prepare and serve.  To make it even easier, you can choose to have the party catered.  Call a local barbeque restaurant and order some ribs, barbeque chicken, and hot dogs.  Or, you can go all out and have a catered pig roast!  If you want to prepare the main course yourself to save money, or simply because you enjoy cooking, burgers on the grill are always a popular choice.  Traditional picnic sides like potato salad, chips and dip, deviled eggs, corn on the cob, and fruit salad will go well with either menu and are easy to prepare ahead of time, meaning you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying time with your guests! 

If you’re looking for a more elegant atmosphere for your 25th anniversary party, you might consider having your party at a more upscale venue.  If you still live in the same area where you were married, why not see if the venue where you had your wedding reception 25 years ago is still open?  Many banquet halls and hotels have stood the test of time and are still going strong all these years later.  Even if the venue has been updated, and let’s face it, if it hasn’t been you probably won’t want to book it anyway, wouldn’t it be fun to have your 25th anniversary party there?  Having your party at another venue take a lot of the party planning stress off of your shoulders as you won’t have to worry about the set-up, cooking, or clean up.  You simply need to arrive, enjoy your party, and pay the bill at the end of the night! 

You can still add personal touches for you party though.  Order a personalized 25th anniversary banner for the  banner with the happy couple’s names and original wedding date.  Create balloon bouquets for the tables with a combination of silver and white balloons and use silver top hat balloon weights  or silver star balloon weights.  Set up a table at the front of the room with photos of the anniversary couple that celebrate their marriage over the last twenty-five years.  Be sure to display the photos in silver frames to keep in line with your silver anniversary theme!  Add a scrapbook where guests can sign their names and invite them to share their favorite memories of the happy couple.  Not only will everyone love having the chance to offer their best wishes, but the anniversary couple will love being able to flip through the pages and reminisce about the memories their friends have shared.  Or, instead of having guests sign a guest book or scrapbook, have them sign a silver stars custom banner that the anniversary couple can then take home and keep for years to come!  What a fun keepsake of their 25th anniversary party. 

Whether you decide to host a casual silver anniversary party in your own backyard or a more elegant soiree at an upscale venue, with the right anniversary party supplies your party will be a guaranteed hit!  As long as the happy couple is surrounded by friends and family as they celebrate their love and the strength of their marriage, the details won’t matter as much as the memories they will make over their next twenty-five years together. 

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