When a couple has been married for 50 years or longer, they usually throw a wedding anniversary party. Some people celebrate their 10th, 15th, or 20th anniversaries with celebrations. If you’re going to throw an anniversary party, do it right. When planning the party, keep the following in mind.
50th Anniversary Party Ideas
Hopefully, you’ve started thinking about the anniversary party a long time ago. It’s a good idea to start thinking about planning things approximately two months before the event to ensure a stress-free experience.
But don’t worry if you’ve left things a little later! You can still use this guidance to arrange your anniversary party; you’ll simply have to sort things out a little faster.
Let’s get started on preparing an awesome wedding anniversary party now that you know what needs to be done!
To keep spending within control, I start by preparing a budget, just like you would for any other occasion. Other areas of planning, including the venue and guest list, are influenced by the budget. It’s possible that you’ll have to make concessions in order to stay inside your budget.
From the start, decide how much you’re willing to spend on your anniversary celebration. Don’t worry if you’re on a budget; we’ll go over plenty of methods to throw a wonderful party without breaking the bank.
You’ll need to keep track of your expenditures once you’ve agreed on a budget.
You may either be old-fashioned and write everything down by hand, or you can use a computer. We prefer to keep track of everything on an excel sheet because it’s easier to keep track of and has algorithms that will compute exactly how much money you’ve spent and how much you have left. As a result, it’s extremely difficult to get carried away and overspend!
These get-togethers are usually attended by intimate friends and family. Consider the wedding guests and friends who have known the couple for a long time. Decide whether or not to include children in the invitation, as this has an impact on the budget, planning, and details needed.
An anniversary celebration is typically held on the anniversary date or the weekend before or following. However, due to scheduling conflicts, it may be necessary to postpone the celebration until later in the year. I always try to avoid throwing a party on a holiday because it raises costs and makes it difficult for some guests to attend.
A small informal celebration could be held in the couple’s or a family member’s house. Rental of an event venue, restaurant, or other site may be required for a larger or more formal event. Make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure you get the date you choose.
To make planning easier, the venue may recommend other vendors such as a caterer, DJ, band, or photographer.
Setting a theme streamlines the overall planning process because it provides a strong beginning point for everything from the menu to the décor. Barbeques, luaus, a certain decade (maybe the decade in which the couple married), or a fiesta are all popular themes. Choosing a topic that the couple like, such as a favorite destination or pastime, also works.
You might utilize the colors or flowers associated with that anniversary year, or you can just use the colors from your couple’s wedding and a recreation of my wedding cake. The lists of presents, colors, and gems linked with anniversaries are available in both modern and traditional forms. You can choose from a few different alternatives.
Decorate to match the theme if the venue allows it. Photographs of the couple taken during the course of their marriage could be included. If the budget allows, favors are a wonderful addition, especially if a large number of guests will be traveling to the anniversary party.
You should photograph the happy couple’s anniversary celebration. Make sure you have a videographer or photographer on hand to capture the action. Setting up a shared hashtag for visitors to use when posting makes it easier to collect good photos for the couple to use as a souvenir.
Sending online invitations or calling folks to invite them to an informal event is a good idea. Print and mail invites if the event is more formal. Take note of whether the invitation is for children or guests, if there is a dress code, and the couple’s gift desires. You can ask people not to bring gifts, or you can ask them to donate to charity instead. Invitations should be sent out at least a few weeks ahead of time.
Make these template that we give to you for free if you want an easy and quick way to send your invitations.
These invitations prepared with Microsoft software such as Powerpoint or Office can also be mailed. Canva is a great tool for quickly creating professional-looking invitations. It’s a website that lets you use ready-made templates to create a variety of graphic design media.
How to Download
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.
Anniversary Cake Ideas
Celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary with a personalized celebration cake is definitely something you’d want to do.
Here are some ideas for golden wedding anniversary cakes. You can choose from traditional floral arrangements to more sophisticated motifs with gold brush strokes, there is something for everyone.
To add on top of the cake, you can also make fondant cartoon figures of the golden couple enjoying their special anniversary.
If you’re throwing a huge party, you can transform your cake into a two-tier showpiece! Or make a cupcake tower as your centerpiece.