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50th Anniversary Party Ideas for Your Parents

If every wedding anniversary is a milestone, then a 50th wedding anniversary must be a monument and an example for other couples. Finding 50th anniversary party ideas is not tough, here are a few themes to help you figure out the perfect way to throw a 50th wedding anniversary party.

  1. Recreate the time that they were married in. If this means hiring a big band, or finding a hippie band or an Elvis impersonator, then do it! You can build on this to help create the perfect atmosphere that will take the happy couple back to the time that they fell in love and were married.
  2. Throw a luau. Hawaii is the dream destination for most couples, so why not take your party guests for a short trip there by having a huge outdoor barbecue complete with leis, hula dancing, grass skirts, beach wear, coconut drinks with little umbrellas, and plenty of fun games to keep your guests busy.
  3. Renew their vows. Vow renewal is a special decision for any couple celebrating their 50th anniversary and so be sure to get their permission before planning this celebration. Hiring a church or recreating their first wedding ceremony in your home or hired venue is a great way to celebrate. Your local bakery can more than likely recreate the original cake with the help of a few photographs.

After choosing a theme, you should begin putting together a guest list and choosing invitations. A then-and-now photo anniversary invitation is a good idea with a wedding photo and a recent photo of the couple. This is a party that celebrates a span of 50 years, so expect the guest list to be large unless you are trimming it down to just family and friends. Ask the couple what they would like, or if you are throwing a surprise party fall back on your knowledge of what the couple has preferred in the past.

Above all, remember that when planning a 50th anniversary party, you want to create a memory that lasts not just for a few days or years, but one that will carry on for the next 50 years.