Every married couple will agree, if
you're so lucky as to make it to your 50th wedding anniversary,
you both deserve a medal and one terrific celebration. Although
homes, friends, bills, and all the ups and downs life presents
have come and gone, your love has stood the test of time.
Your children have left your cozy nest and are well into
their own adult lives, with their own children, on their
journey through life. Now you have the pleasure of seeing and
likely, spoiling your grandchildren. Your time is your own and
you finally have the chance to take a trip and explore some of
the places you didn't have the chance to visit when you were
Most times, an occasion like a 50th wedding anniversary
party is planned by your children or friends. You might want to
pass this article on to them as an “a little birdie told me”
message. If it's your parent's celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary, then keep this to yourself!
On both the “traditional”and “modern” official lists of
gifts for anniversaries, gold is the one for the 50th. The
party planner may want to contact other family members and
guests to coordinate a single lavish item for the guests of
honor, where everyone pitches in to buy the gift. If this
doesn't suit your taste, you might simply adopt a theme of gold
for an array of beautiful gifts.
You'll find useful and beautiful items such as ceramic
teapots painted with gold leaf, gold-plated serving pieces and
candy dishes. These all make beautiful mementos which can be
used every day, serving as lovely memories of this important
day in years to come.
Whether your 50th wedding anniversary party is held at home
or in a fancy hotel, gold decorations, ribbons, and streamers
help set a festive mood. Follow up with white china with gold
trim and cut-glass water and wine goblets to create a truly
elegant presentation. Gold chargers beneath the plates are
another nice touch.
You'll also want a beautiful centerpiece of flowers. Roses
are very romantic, but if your guests of honor favor tulips or
hydrangeas, make them feel special with a large abundance of
their favorite flowers. Although florists can usually obtain
flowers out of season, they can be pricey. If this is the case,
look into silk flowers as an alternative. Silk flowers look
quite realistic and can become another keepsake, as they last
When it comes to food, pull out all the stops. After all,
there's only one 50th wedding anniversary per marriage! Plan
your menu carefully, keeping in mind any dietary restrictions.
Serve all their favorite foods.
As for entertainment, you know best what would be the icing
on the cake of this celebration. Happy 50th wedding anniversary
to the courageous, loving couple, and to many more to come!