An anniversary party requires a little planning. You will need a fully-designed venue, food and entertainment to bring everyone together to celebrate this milestone. We have a few tips to help you plan an unforgettable anniversary celebration.
Anniversary Party Colors
Like most significant celebrations, you should have colors and a theme. The anniversary party colors are a big deal that most of us want to get right. Is it gold for the 50th and silver for the 25th or the other way around? We usually do not hold large celebrations each year of marriage. Getting the colors right only seems to matter for the big anniversary celebrations that we want to commemorate the right way. And that is probably what you are planning. We have a list of colors to help you plan.
10th Anniversary: Silver or Blue
20th Anniversary: Emerald Green or White
25th Anniversary: Silver
30th Anniversary: Green
35th Anniversary: Coral
40th Anniversary: Ruby Red
45th Anniversary Sapphire Red
50th Anniversary: Gold
55th Anniversary: Emerald Green
60th Anniversary: Diamond White
You might adhere closely to traditions when it comes to the colors, but get creative with the theme. Decide whether you want an elegant brunch or a formal dinner. The time of day will make many decisions about the tone of the celebration. If you are planning for the couple, keep in mind that a mature couple might appreciate an earlier event. The theme will be created by the setting, the décor and the menu. Booking an all-inclusive event venue with professional designers can create an elegant anniversary party without the need to rent expensive furnishings and décor.
Catering an Anniversary Party
One of the most important elements of any celebration is the food. You will need to plan your food and drinks for the season and the theme of your anniversary party. It will be impossible to please every palate. Never plan your catering with an expectation that you will serve exactly what everyone wants, unless you are allowing each guest to select their dining options on the RSVP card or taking orders table-side. If you choose to have this event professionally catered, negotiate and customize your package to receive the most savings. Drop-off catering is less expensive. This type of catering works with the banquet staff at your venue to deliver a buffet-style event. Planning with a venue that allows you to bring your own food without hiring a professional catering company can provide the most savings and flexibility.
Building a Menu
The best way to choose your cuisine is to consider your theme and offer a variety that creates options. Chicken and beef are the most popular, while seafood is less common. Create options that consider food allergies and vegetarian and other special diets. If you are inviting children, you might consider dishes that children will enjoy. Keep in mind that you will not be able to please every guest in attendance, and this day is about the couple celebrating.
Anniversary Party Entertainment
Entertainment will be an important part of your celebration. A 50th wedding anniversary party might have a different experience in mind than the 10th. Before booking a live band or DJ, evaluate the size of the venue and your budget. If you want the band in a smaller venue, consider an unplugged experience. You might choose piano, sax, strings and the acoustic vibe. A live band performs their rendition of your favorite songs, while a DJ mixes your tracks together with creative methods on different types of decks. Live bands take breaks between sets. A DJ provides a continuous flow of music. If you have an appreciation for live performances, you might prefer live entertainment. If you want the club-style performance that never stops, a DJ could be the better option.
Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill
Plan your anniversary party with Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill and create perfect moments. Crystal Ballroom is an all-inclusive event venue with all the perfect details to make the celebration extraordinary. This luxurious venue includes all of the furnishings, décor, floral arrangements and staff services. Bring imagination to the designers and meet inside of the design studio for a private customization consultation. Choose your colors, flowers and designs from exclusive décor. Begin with a meeting with an event advisor, receive a complimentary VIP tour and begin a simple planning process. Contact Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill and begin planning a fairy tale.