Whether you’re planning a ten-year anniversary party for your friends or planning a diamond wedding anniversary party for your parents, throwing an anniversary party is a great way to honor a couple’s time spent together. Anniversary parties not only help the couple cherish their marriage, but also allow loved ones a chance to let the couple know how much their union has influenced those around them. Throwing an anniversary party may seem complicated but we’ve provided all of the important steps on how to plan an anniversary party below.
The location for an anniversary party depends on the formality of the event and the amount of people you’re inviting. If you’re hosting a small get-together or dinner, you can host the party at the couple’s house or a relative’s house. You can even rent out a private room at a restaurant. If you’re hosting a large formal gathering and going all out for the occasion, you should consider renting a venue space, hotel ballroom, or local recreational room for the affair. Couples celebrating ten years of marriage or more usually opt for more formal locations and parties, especially couples celebrating 25th or 50th wedding anniversaries.
Anniversary party themes should be fun and reflective of the couple. Most formal anniversary party themes are color-based to ensure that decorations are elegant and cohesive. However, if you’re throwing a casual anniversary party, you can consider more off-the-wall themes like a luau themed anniversary party, a rustic outdoors dinner, or a southwest inspired celebration.