A wedding anniversary is a special occasion for a couple whether they have been married for one year or fifty. Planning a wedding anniversary party can be difficult if you aren't familiar with the couple's interests and desires. Not every couple wants a surprise party on their special day so be sure to find out ahead of time if this is a good idea. Once you have determined that a party would be welcome start by choosing a theme. The theme will keep you on the straight and narrow road that will make the party a success. There are many great wedding anniversary ideas to choose from and one will be perfect for the lucky couple.
Although the twenty fifth and fiftieth anniversary years are typically silver and gold, all other anniversary years can be as unique as the couple is. Popular anniversary themes include luau, barbeque, 50's, 70's, western, mardi gras and fiesta. It is also a fun idea to plan a party around the original wedding theme. If you are having trouble coming up with wedding anniversary ideas try and think of popular pastimes for the couple such as golfing, travel destinations they have enjoyed or the type of music they listen to. You may even decide that a mystery dinner party is just the ticket for your special couple.
Simple wedding anniversary ideas include the garden party or barbeque. This theme is easy to purchase wedding anniversary party supplies for. The decorations for this party can include gingham or white tablecloths, wicker plate holders, potted flowers that are reminiscent of the bride's wedding bouquet and music to suit the occasion.
Luau or fiesta wedding anniversary ideas can include either indoor or outdoor locations. Decorations can range from leis to brightly colored paper flowers for either theme. This type of party for the couple is usually designed as a send off for a cruise to an exotic location such as Hawaii or Mexico. Bamboo torches, talking toy parrots and beachcomber hats will make a luau party a hit. A fiesta party will be enhanced by the use of chili pepper lights, cactus plant table decorations and sombrero hat centerpieces.
A 50's party is a simple and fun anniversary party theme. Of all the wedding anniversary ideas, this is one of the easiest to plan and to find decorations for. Think of bobby socks, poodle skirts and saddle shoes to help you set the right tone for the wedding. The music should be easy to acquire and you may even rent a juke box for the celebration. Wedding anniversary gift ideas for your guests can include hula-hoops, yo-yo's, fuzzy dice or reprint comic books. The menu can even be reminiscent of the fifties with meat loaf, mashed potatoes and Ovaltine.
The best way to have a successful wedding anniversary party is to include the couple if at all possible. They can help steer you in the right direction as to their particular likes and dislikes. If the party is a surprise party try to include members of the original wedding party in planning the celebration. Make the party cheerful and fun so that the couple will have your party to remember for years to come.