Celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary is always a grand event. It is one of those milestones in one's life where you once again become an adult and have to make some important decisions in life. For most, this anniversary involves a party to which all family members are invited. There are many ways to celebrate this fabulous occasion, but one idea that has been growing in popularity is a dinner party at the home of the spouse to be.
When planning a celebration of this magnitude, you firstly need to think about who will be attending. In most cases, the wedding party will consist of the husband, wife, or both. If there is more than two people in your marriage that you would like to invite to the party, there are a few things to consider when you are planning the party. For instance, will you have a sit down dinner, or do you want them to play cards or something similar? Also, if you are having a sit down meal, how many people do you want to invite to the party so that it can be cost effective?
Once you have decided on a menu, the next step is to decide on what the theme of the party should be. In most cases, couples will have a common theme to start out with. However, if you are having a black and white affair, then that would not be a bad idea. If your wedding party is mostly white, then maybe a themed party would be better.
After deciding on the theme of the party, the next thing that you need to decide on is the location. In most cases, couples will plan a location for their parties around their homes. If you are planning on having a party in another location, such as a resort, then you will need to determine if you want to hire a caterer, or if you are going to plan the food and beverage on your own. If you plan on doing the food and beverages on your own, then you will need to figure out how many people you will be serving.
Once you have determined your budget, you will need to determine the type of entertainment that you will be hiring for your parties. Some couples choose to have DJs to play music while others like to have karaoke. If you are having an open bar, then you will need to determine if you want to provide drink tickets, or you will need to have a bartending service provided. Other entertainment options include wedding videos and photos, and even video games for the guests to play. Just like any other celebration, there is a wide variety of entertainment choices for anniversary parties.
Finally, one last thing that you will need to consider is decorations. A lot of couples like to put up flowers at the beginning of the party, and then decorate for the rest of the evening. Some other ideas for decorating include hanging posters with the names of the bride and groom, purchasing a cake that the bride and groom can eat, and purchase champagne for the party.