Anniversary parties are a great way to honor a friend or loved one whose marriage has stood the test of time. Oftentimes children or family of the couple will host the party, while other times the couple will throw a party themselves. With proper anniversary party etiquette and planning, anyone can throw a memorable party commemorating the anniversary of a loved one.
Anniversary Party Traditions
While any anniversary is a true cause for celebration, anniversary parties are often thrown to celebrate big milestones, such as the 10th, 25th and 50th anniversaries. Each anniversary year is associated with a traditional gift and flower. The 25th wedding anniversary, for example, is denoted with silver and iris. This is something worth looking into when it comes to buying the perfect milestone anniversary gift. It is also worth considering if you plan on throwing an anniversary party so you can coordinate with the proper colors and floral arrangements associated with that milestone.
Oftentimes when you’re invited to an anniversary party, the invitation will signify if gifts are being accepted by the couple. If they are, browse DaySpring Milestones online store of memorable and personalized anniversary gifts. We offer anniversary gifts for all milestones with a variety of customizable pieces sure to make your gift stand out from the crowd. Our 30th Wedding Anniversary 4x6 Photo Frame is a great way to honor any couple. With the ability to hold two 4x6 photos and engraved with a lovely one-of-a-kind verse, this special keepsake will be cherished for years to come. For those celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, our 10th Anniversary Wood Cross will make the perfect decorative piece in any room of their home.
Planning An Anniversary Party
Your anniversary party invitations are one of the most critical components to planning a successful party. Once you have made the decision to host the special anniversary gathering, there are a few things you will want to include in the party invitations.
The date of the party - Just because your anniversary is on a specific date, doesn’t mean your party has to be. If your anniversary falls on a Monday, why not host the anniversary party the weekend before? Your guests will appreciate that you scheduled your party on a weekend so they don’t have to wake up bright and early for work the next morning.
The location of the party - When it comes to deciding on a location to host your anniversary party, make sure you consider what is convenient for your guests. While the event doesn’t have to be across the street from your Uncle Joe’s house, it should be hosted at a reasonable location within reach of everyone. Your anniversary party invitations should reflect the personalities of the couple being celebrated. For example, if Joan and Ron have been in a bowling league their entire 35 years of marriage, consider throwing a bowling-themed party in honor of their shared hobby. Invitations should be sent out three to six weeks in advance, but if guests are traveling from out of town or the weekend coincides with a holiday, consider sending your invitations earlier.
Party Theme & Decor
While most anniversary parties will stick to their traditional gift and flower for a theme, don’t be afraid to think outside the box to make your party extra special. Some interesting anniversary party themes include:
Whether you’re celebrating a couple who got married in the 50’s, 80’s or 90’s, a decade-themed anniversary party can add a delightful touch of nostalgia to any celebratory event. Easily match your decorations and music to that time period to bring the couple and their party guests back a few decades.
Luau & Island Theme
If you’re throwing a party for a laid back couple, a luau and island theme may be a great idea! Coordinate your invitations, drinks and party decor for a streamlined theme and encourage guests to come in costume. At DaySpring Milestones, we’re proud to offer a large selection of personalized anniversary gifts and more online. Whether you’re looking for a customized photo frame or a personalized wall plaque, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind anniversary gift from our online store. Find the perfect anniversary gift and wedding gift from DaySpring Milestones today!