How to plan a surprise anniversary party that starts with gift-giving at midnight
The 50th wedding anniversary is a milestone that all couples must 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, hosting 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 keepsakes that can be used as party inspiration.
Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to throw a surprise party that brings back cherished memories and creates new and unforgettable ones.
- Start with a gift delivered at midnight
Since an important couple of the day has no idea that a party is planned to celebrate their 50 years, the best strategy is to divert them 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 present and will believe that it is the end of the celebration because a midnight delivery is already quite special. This will ensure that you don’t bother making sure the couple doesn’t spoil the surprise before the party starts.
- Move on to the splendid invitations:
The next step after an online cake or online gift is planning the invitations. A small gathering that includes only the closest friends and family, or a lavish adventure, both call for creative invitations because the event is remarkable. Some simple ideas are:
Printing the couple’s favorite photo on the card
Using the same theme as the party decoration
Drawing inspiration from the sanctity and integrity of marriage
Decide on the theme of the party:
Once the invitations have been designed, printed and published, think about the concept of the holiday. Traditionally, the theme of a 50th wedding celebration is gold, and the flowers they represent are violet. Therefore, ideally, the idea of the party should be gold and purple. You can use the two colors to decorate the place and even in the cards that are sent to the guests. For the 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 have always loved. Or you can just create a timeline of your 50 years together. Use pictures and videos from the past to create a walk down memory lane.
- Choice of the evening menu:
A delicious cake with great food and smooth drinks are the three tricks for an extraordinary party. Begin by carefully choosing a 50th celebration cake. A good online cake will help you select the most appropriate design. The ideal design would be a picture cake that has a photograph of the couple. If you want to stick to one theme, use the same colored frosting on the cake as the decoration.
When it comes to food, why not surprise the crowd by including all of their favorite dishes? Write a menu that has all the delicacies that make them salivate. The food and drink menu should be focused on indulgence at a 50th wedding party.
- Refresh some old memories:
A golden wedding anniversary is primarily about reliving the years that have passed. Bring back the joy of yesteryear along with a feeling of satisfaction. Some ideas that can be incorporated into the day are:
A vow renewal ceremony that is an exact copy of the first one. May include exchange of rings and garlands.
A slideshow that has photos and videos of all the milestones of a lifetime we spent together. Images can be a mixture 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 loved by the couple and that have memories attached.
- End with entertainment:
A party is as much about the guests as it is about the main 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 beginning of the event, and then you can ask people to come down on the dance floor.
Some additional tips
As long as one follows the ideas discussed above, a great party will be easy to put together. But a few additional suggestions never hurt anyone.
Create custom napkins by printing them with the initials and 50.
A photo booth is always a good idea.
Give your guests memories of the day that are personalized.