40th Wedding Anniversary Party Themes

70s Theme Party 40th Wedding Anniversary

Last year I planned a 70s theme party for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. It wasn’t however your typical of a pure disco nature, but rather we held a mock wedding reception in the era of the 70s. We wanted to do something a bit different to the norm, and a second wedding reception seemed to suit the occasion perfectly. Guests were asked to come in 70s dress, music from the 70s was playing and the room was decorated with an array of 70s nick nacks!!

As guests entered the party they were greeted with a glass of sherry, replicating what used to happen at wedding receptions. Next to the drinks we had a photo frame of the bride and groom which all the guests were asked to sign.

Whilst it was a 70′s theme party, it was also a 40th ruby wedding anniversary party. We therefore decided to go with a “then and now” invitation, showing the bridal couple at the wedding and also a recent photo. We wanted the invitation to set the scene of a formal wedding reception affair rather than the traditional disco scene of most 70s parties. We did however ask all the guests to dress in 70s attire to help set the scene of the party. Everyone did this wonderfully and it was rather funny seeing what everyone had found at the op shops….or the back of the wardrobe!!

It was a lot of fun organising the decoration for this 70s theme party, searching through mum and dad’s cupboards and taking several trips to the local op shops. Mum found a lot of glassware and serving items at the back of her cupboards that suited the occasion perfectly. Some of the items we used were even given to them as wedding presents!

I had surprised my parents with turning some of their wedding photos into posters and I scattered these around the room. As we have moved country, there wasn’t actually anyone at the anniversary party that had been at the wedding, so it was lovely to be able to share these memories with new friends. We also set up a screen which had all the wedding photos on a rotating cycle.

White, yellow and green table cloths were scattered over the bench tops which were all from the 70s. We ordered flowers in colours matching the flowers at the wedding which were red, yellow and white.

Other items included candle holders with red candles. We specifically didn’t light the candles because they were only used for decoration at their actual wedding reception, so we thought we would mimic this. We also laid out mum’s tiara on display. As my mum likes a bit of ‘bling’, I scattered simple crystal scatters over all the benchtops just to add some shine.

Need help w/ parents 25th anniversary ideas

by lullabystar

So, I am starting to plan my parents 25th anniversary. It's a little over a year away but with all the $$ I will most likely be spending, I want to get a head start. They want to go to hawaii and I want to have a party for them. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following:
I live in Leominster, Mass. Should I rent a hall in Leominster, in Stoneham where my mom's family lives, or in Lowell where all of my dad's family lives (which would be like a 1/2 way point for anyone coming from leominster/worcester and from stoneham)???
Any ideas for what I can raffle off? or ways to make money for my parent's trip (ya know

Need help with 25th wedding anniversary

by lullabystar

So, I am starting to plan my parents 25th anniversary. It's a little over a year away but with all the $$ I will most likely be spending, I want to get a head start. They want to go to hawaii and I want to have a party for them. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following:
I live in Leominster, Mass. Should I rent a hall in Leominster, in Stoneham where my mom's family lives, or in Lowell where all of my dad's family lives (which would be like a 1/2 way point for anyone coming from leominster/worcester and from stoneham)???
Any ideas for what I can raffle off? or ways to make money for my parent's trip (ya know

Why thank you....

by lullabystar

First off, thanks to Ivarsgirl and mplscawed. You two were great! If anyone else still has any ideas for me, please feel free.
And Yes, I all ready posted this in women's forum BUT someone thought it would be a good idea for me to post it in the wedding section! So I did.
My parents can actually pay for their own way to Hawaii. They are actually well in doubt. However, this is their 25th Wedding Anniversary! To some people, it's a big deal. The children are supposed to throw them a party and stuff. WE WANT TO SEND THEM TO HAWAII! So don't be so quick to judge my parents when you don't even know

Anniversary party help!

by melissa-3

I know this is a wedding forum, but it was the closest I could find to anniversary...
My parents' 25th is a year from now and I'd like to plan a surprise party for them. I'm on an extremely tight budget and would appreciate any advice!!
I was thinking we could hold it at our church (which would probably be free) and just do it in the afternoon and have cake, punch and coffee. I'm just not sure how much all this is going to cost me (I'm a college student...)
Again...I would greatly appreciate ANY advice or ideas!! Thank you!

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