Is it nearly time for your husband, wife or another loved one to retire? If so, there is probably a lot on your mind, the least of which might be planning a retirement party. But there are a number of great reasons to host a party in your retiree’s honor, most importantly to celebrate a career spent well, and the exciting new chapter on which he or she is about to embark! After all, how often does a person retire? To make your guest of honor feel extra special, consider these simple ways to plan a party with significant impact.
Host an Event Guests Will Always Remember
One easy way to plan a party that will stand the test of time, is by starting with a neutral space, such as a designated special event venue. Then fill it with personal touches that will both honor the man or woman of the hour, and will create great memories for all who attend.
Whether you choose to decorate using nods to the career that is ending, and/or the exciting retirement plans that await, incorporating personal touches is one simple way to make the party extra meaningful!
- If your retiree is an avid angler, use tackle boxes and colorful accessories as décor, plus fishing line to display photos from great trips, and catches.
- Will the retiree be heading out on a cross country adventure after retirement? Use old maps as tablecloths, along with globes and even toy RV’s or cars. A vintage suitcase makes a great collector of cards, too!
- To honor a retiring accountant, use table numbers created from old ledger paper, and send guests home with small calculators or personalized pencils. For a teacher, use fresh apples and old books.
- Guestbooks aren’t just for weddings. Allow guests to give retirement advice, to extend congratulations, or even to share fond memories, with a book set out for signing.