Celebrating wedding anniversaries is an excellent example to the couple's children to follow, as they will see what actually family relationships should be. They can well help in the celebration of such an occasion and organize surprises both, for a mother and a father, using their ingenious childish resourcefulness.
There are traditions of celebrating each anniversary with special gifts for each occasion and the ways the party is organized. Standard associations of such anniversaries have come to include:
25th anniversary: silver 30th anniversary: pearl
35th anniversary: coral 40th anniversary: ruby
45th anniversary: sapphire 50th anniversary: gold
55th anniversary: emerald 60th anniversary: diamond
As each anniversary corresponds to a gemstone, there are traditions to give gifts of the same kind. For instance, the theme gifts of the 25th wedding anniversary are silver items, while the 50th wedding anniversary gifts will be gold.
However, as our primary theme is 30th wedding anniversary, let us speak about it. The 30th wedding anniversary is a highly important event, no matter whether you have celebrated wedding anniversaries before or not. Thirty years of family life is a great achievement, as your family has increased much during these years with already grown up children and small grandchildren.
A traditional 30th wedding anniversary has a theme of pearls. Nevertheless, you can well include into your 30th wedding anniversary many exotic ideas and gifts, which will make the holiday extremely exciting and memorable. What can you do during the party? You have a great experimentation field, probably, even greater for imagination than that of your wedding day.
For music background, play music from the decade you have been married, though if your tastes have changed, choose songs according to your taste instead. Select a memorable menu. The meals of the 30th wedding anniversary can also contain dishes from your wedding menu. Perhaps, you will include into the menu your favorite, now a traditional family dish, which has been served to your dinners during these happy thirty years. Nonetheless, this time you are not obliged to cook it, only give a recipe to a chef, responsible for the dinner.
Top the anniversary cake with toppers from your wedding day. Decorate the setting with small vases with flowers; preferably, the vases should have pearl accents.
Certainly, if children want their parents to feel all the love and care they treat them with, thus, the best gift, beyond many others, for the 30th anniversary will be a poem, expressing their appreciation of being in their lives. Prepared performances, reminding parents of the best moments they have spent together, beginning with going to the zoo and up to some intrigue questions that they asked them, being very little children, are worthy presents. Children can show them and guests a video, representing the happiest moments of their family life. They can well create the whole several-minute movie, selecting video pieces and mounting them into one with funny comments and jokes. Remember that everything hand-made is more valuable than a gift, bought from the best designer.