50th anniversary is something extraordinary, not just for couples but also for their kids. Every couple who has made it through fifty years of marriage will have a dream of celebrating that special occasion.
But one thing will make the occasion more special: their children planning a wonderful celebration for them. So if your parents will be celebrating their golden journey together soon, surprise them with a beautiful party!
This article will give you an idea of how you can arrange the perfect surprise 50th-anniversary party for your parents and celebrate their love together.
Involve Your Parents to an Extent
Your parents may already have dreamt of how their golden celebration should look. Therefore, it will be a good idea to get them involved, but to an extent.
Ask your parents way ahead of time about how they have dreamt it to be. That way, you can decide on the theme that will be perfect for them. You should also ask whether they want it to be a big bash or a small and intimate celebration.
Asking them who they want to invite will also help you plan the invitations and the gifts for the 50th anniversary ahead of time. But remember to keep it all a hush-hush!
Plan a Glamorous Celebration
Now that you roughly have an idea of what they want and who they want to celebrate their big event with, it’s time to start planning! Here are a few ideas of how you can make them the perfect 50th-anniversary surprise party.
1. Decide on the Menu
Although you may already know what they like to eat at restaurants, it will help if you still ask them what they would like to have on their anniversary menu. Doing this during their initial involvement stage will help you still keep it all a secret.
Why do you need to do it? You can center the menu around them since the occasion celebrates their journey together. It should have everything they like the way they like. You’ll know how to arrange the menu and the alcohol or beverages they want to enjoy.
This is a chance for them and you to go all out with the food!
2. Make the Gifts Memorable
Gifts for the 50th anniversary should always be unique. Give it a personal touch, or gift them something they have great memories with.
Let’s say that your parents watched Star Wars movies on their date night or have a lot of memories revolving around it. This makes it a perfect opportunity to give them Star Wars themed gifts. You’ll see how they turn into kids instantly!
A set of DIY wooden magnet decorations with pictures can be another great gift. Or, if they’re globe trotters, you can give them a travel map with photos from each tour. Their faces will light up with nostalgia instantly!
3. Make a Framed Embroidery
A framed embroidery can be the perfect gift idea for your parents on their golden celebration. Make it memorable by stitching their wedding date and an embroidered replication of the moment they took their vows.
You can create one yourself if you know how to embroider and want to make the gift more personal. Or, you can get customized framed embroidery done by someone who does such projects frequently.
4. Make a Short-film
There’s nothing more personal than creating a short film with your parents’ special memories on their special day. They have made it so far together, so this definitely calls for a wild nostalgic ride!
Take photos and snippets of their videography from their younger days and arrange them with beautiful music to show their journey. You can also take small interviews with warm wishes from everyone close to them.
5. Plan a Surprise Yet Memorable Trip
Where did your parents go on their honeymoon? Or where did their love story start that led to this journey of their life? One of the best surprises you can give your parents is a memorable surprise trip to that special place of theirs.
Carry out the celebration of their 50th anniversary in that place, and they’ll have a new memory to cherish. Make the party’s theme based on how your parents have always wanted it to be, but add golden to it to symbolize the joyous occasion.
And don’t forget to create a playlist of your parents’ favorite songs together and play it in the background!
6. Create Fun Games Centering the Couple
People are never too old to feel young again, especially through fun games that bring everyone together. Arrange games where they can compete who’s stronger, who sings better, who targets balloons better, or who has a better sense of humor.
Or, you can have some games with a ‘bride’s side vs. groom’s side’ theme. These fun activities won’t just add more spice to this beautiful celebration but will also keep everyone entertained.
7. Bring Back Sweet Memories
When making it a themed party, you can have ornamented hangings with pictures bringing back pleasant memories. You can make them yourself and have them hanging from a decorated string. One great idea is to make it a timeline of their years together.
Also, make a playlist of songs they’ve danced with, and arrange for a small ball, making them the center of it. Create a romantic ambiance with lights, flowers, glitters, and bubbles. It’ll be a fairytale for them.
8. Keep It All a Surprise
Lastly, keep it all a surprise. Yes, it can be difficult with all the excitement and inviting everyone close to them. Besides, the preparations call for actions that are visible most of the time. Patience will feel rewarding when you see your parents’ reaction.
Send out humorous invitations to everyone your parents wish to celebrate with and ask for their help arranging everything very silently. Book venues ahead of time and arrange all the food and decorations away from your parents’ sight.
Also, prepare bouquets of fifty roses and other flowers that they like. This will be a representation of their years together as a married couple. This classic approach never fails!
Give your parents a beautiful walk down memory lane. Starting the preparations way ahead will give you enough opportunity to make their special day even more special. Besides, making their idea of the perfect 50th-anniversary party come to life will be one of the biggest gifts for them from their children.
Try all these tips and plan the most memorable surprise celebration of your parents’ love and marriage.