In today’s world filled with uncertainty 50 years being married to the same person is almost as rare as gold. Marriage is not always a smooth-flowing arrangement, but is full of ups and downs and challenges for the couple to get through together. Accomplishing this successfully for 50 years is worthy of a special anniversary celebration. After all, this is the golden anniversary, so if you are the party planner for the anniversary couple plan the party around a setting of gold. Here are a few golden 50th anniversary ideas to add to things you’ve probably already thought of that should help you make the event extra memorable for everyone.
Make the golden color the main motif of the setting. You can use gold glitter for the invitations, balloons, centerpieces, congratulations banners and flowers. Get golden table clothes for your party table. If you don’t have gold-trimmed crystals and china, you can rent them. You can also decorate the venue with votive candles or you can put the flowers in gold vases.
Why not also include gold in special gifts to the couple? For example create a CD of the songs that your couple loves and use a gold colored CD. Also, make up a poem written in gold ink and have it framed. Compile pictures of all family members, friends, relatives, and special occasions that took place during their 50 years together and put it in a gold colored album. Another golden idea is to design a wish tree that is gold colored where the wishes of all the family members, close friends, and relatives hang on the branches. A gift idea for the couple is to give them a golden heart-shaped pendant with the their photo in it.
Bouquet of Violets – The ideal flower to be placed at a golden anniversary celebration is the violet. Purchase several bouquets and you can scatter the petals on the tables while placing the remainder at elegant golden vases. The look and the color of the flowers can create a romantic mood for the occasion. An alternative idea is having 50 long-stemmed golden roses as the center piece for the couple’s table.
Other novelty items in gold color such as wedding bands, photo frames, customized key chains with their photo or names engraved, personalized pens with their engraved names and expressions of love can also serve as excellent party favors for the guests.
At the beginning of planning this golden anniversary party for the special couple, I recommend that you confer with close family members, siblings, children, grandchildren, as well as close friends to get some golden ideas about your couple. I am not talking about literal golden items here; rather, their contemporaries and families may supply you with some valuable information about the couple that you can use at the party to add a touch of figurative gold, things like when and how they fell in love, special experiences in their lives, witnesses to the love story of the celebrants, etc. You can get a lot of inspiring thoughts from them that are as good as gold.
Play their favorite music. You might may not be real familiar with the music of their golden era, so do some research. You can ask the celebrants and their friends what their favorite songs are and play them as the background music. You can ask some of the attendants, like their children or grandchildren, to sing their favorite songs for them, or how about even having the couple themselves sing their theme song. Wouldn’t that be a golden moment?
Let them dance like newlyweds. One common idea, yet a must, is to let them dance as if it’s their first day as a married couple. Play their favorite love song and let them dance intimately to that tune. Very likely it will bring back fond romantic memories of the wedding day 50 years earlier.
Select a menu that considers not only the couples favorite foods. Top the cake with original wedding topper if it is still around, but then add a little golden frosting.
Give them a special golden tribute. Get everyone’s attention and then have someone representing the family, likely one of their children, give a little speech or tribute to the couple, wherein they let them know how happy you are for them, and how much you appreciate their love and example that they have shared over many years. This is preferably done at the end of the event, but the formality of the occasion would still prevail.
Making this event a golden experience for the couple and guests will likely require some effort and research to perfectly fit the occasion to the couple. However, make your effort golden, and your couple’s golden anniversary party should be golden for them as well.