Congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone in your marriage, and now that 25 years have passed, you’re looking for new ways to surprise your better half. You want to pull out all the stops and throw an amazing anniversary party for you and your spouse, but you’re not sure where to begin.
With so many ideas running through your mind, you’re finding it hard to settle on just one. Instead of overwhelming yourself with all the little details, why don’t you start things out right by picking the perfect theme for the two of you? Having a theme will help guide your decisions on what to wear, what to serve, where to have the party, how many people to invite, and what kind of invitations to send.
A great theme will not only make party planning fun, but it will create a whole new world of memories for you and your lifelong soul mate.
A Blast from the Past
Why not throw a bash centered on your yesteryears? Focus on the time period where the two of you first met. Introduce elements of that era by remembering how you dressed, how you walked, how you talked, who you ran around with, the kind of music that you listened to, the make and model of the car you used to drive, and your favorite date spots. Use these tidbits of information to go back in time. Create a living movie reel of your life. Don’t leave out any important details.
Decorations from Your Love Era
Set the tone for your party by blowing up life size pictures of you and your spouse at the age you met, and hang them around the room. Hire a band or pay a DJ to play the songs that you remember most. Borrow or rent the same kind of car that you drove back then. Find an outfit to wear that is reminiscent of that decade. Dress and act the part. You’re only young once!
Invitations of Nostalgic Romance
Select stationery that is uniquely you. Don’t be afraid if it has an old-fashioned feel to it. When it comes to celebrating a landmark anniversary like this one, it pays to be sentimental. Send your wedding invitations out as far in advance as possible, minimally six weeks before the party date. You want to give out of town guests an opportunity to plan ahead. If your party coincides with holidays, then consider sending out “save the date” cards six months in advance so that your guests can plan accordingly.
Make sure that you take lots of pictures at your 25th anniversary. Hire a videographer to chronicle the party for you. Copies of the footage will be cherished by your children and grandchildren for generations to come. In addition, you can use these videos and photos at your 50th anniversary party!