25th Anniversary Party Guide
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The party guide helps plan a themed 25th Anniversary event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative
crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes,
cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games,
puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.
A 25th anniversary is special so the song playlist and music choice are very important to the overall atmosphere of the party. For this evening music will set the mood and rule the atmosphere. Step into the classics for a great list and even step out into the present line-up of music to keep the party going. A mix of the old and new is always advised. Guests will appreciate the time and effort that you put into all your party supplies and decorations – including your playlist!
25th Anniversary Song Classics
I’ll Be Good to You – Borthers Johnson
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Make Me Smile – Chicago
Still the One – Orleans
Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
More Current 25th Anniversary Song Selections
No One – Alicia Keys
Ordinary People – John Legend
Remember When – Alan Jackson
Keeper of the Stars – Tracey Byrd
Keep in mind the crowd that will be attending the 25th anniversary party. If it is a much older crowd, make the list heavier on the classics. If it is a younger crowd, half and half is a great place to start! Age is just a number, true, but here it means everything.
It is also important to note to listen to the whole song and be sure that it completely is a song that you would want to represent such a wonderful time. Some songs have a twist to them and if forgotten, it could be embarrassing. Make sure that the tune tells a positive tale of eternal love. Make sure it pays due respect to the couple of honor.
Inspirational thought: Make sure the camera has batteries that are charged and extras on hand for backup. Simple and well prepared food is often much better received at a gathering than complicated dished that don't quite hit the mark. The right favors given to the guests will allow them to remember that day many years from now.
The 25th wedding anniversary, also known as the silver anniversary, is a momentous occasion for the married couple and deserves quality homemade party supplies. Make the most of this occasion by throwing a grand party with silver party supplies and decorations. Store bought party supplies and decorations are an essential but ensure to make homemade party supplies, decorations and gifts as well to add a personal touch to the couple’s special day. The couple is sure to appreciate this very special effort.
Homemade party supplies and decorations to consider are costume made banners with the couple’s name and date married. Select colors and text that are appropriate for an anniversary party, e.g., silver in color and cursive text. Compare other –premade banners to better understand of what an anniversary can and should look like. Appearences are everything when it comes to this grand happening.
Handmade 25th anniversary party supplies can also include a collage of the couple from various years of marriage. Anniversaries give couples and guests an opportunity to look back over the past few decades and reminisce about good times had. Memories are even more precious when shared among good friends. Take a basic centerpiece and put the couple’s favorite items in it such as candy, flowers, cards, and anything else they love. Be creative and inventive; show you know this special couple. This makes not only a great centerpiece to eat but also can be enjoyed by eating during the party’s duration. Such timeless symbols can be absolutely beautiful, and downright delicious.
A 25th anniversary theme cake should be created with silver in mind. Traditionally, silver is the color for a 25th anniversary so all party supplies will generally reflect this- so should the cake! This timeless hue should most literally take the cake. A cake can be styled up any way necessary in order to reflect a theme. This dessert is just as significant as it is downright yummy. Starting with an ordinary iced cake, a beautifully decorated one can be born!
Edible Glitter and Luster Dust – edible glitter and luster dust comes in silver and can be applied to cakes to add an extra sparkle to it. It also adds color and excitement to a design. The glitter or dust can be used on the complete surface area if the cake or simply on sections of the cake. A small smattering of dust adds color and class to the cake.
Silver Rings – Silver rings with faux diamonds on them are also a great way to decorate a 25th anniversary cake. Not only does it represent marriage, but it also has the traditional color. If you like the cake then put a ring on it!
Personalize It! – Personalizing an anniversary cake is a great way to show character and make it special. The personalization can be the names of the couple or a message to the couple. It can even be a saying they both love or an inspiring quote. There is truly no better time for this very personal touch.
There are so many ways to make a 25th anniversary cake special. All that is required is a little time and detail.
The 25th Anniversary is referred to as a Silver Wedding Anniversary and is considered to be quite a milestone to achieve. That is why the occasion deserves some special attention when planning an 25th Anniversary celebration to honor those you love.
Consider purchasing seeded paper and creating your own unique invitations for the 25th Anniversary celebration. It seems appropriate that the guests can then plant the invitations after the party and see the flowers grow in the same manner that your loved one’s have grown their love for over 25 years. Corny? Maybe just a little, but it is a nice thought and touch in a world where over fifty percent of first time marriages end in divorce. They have clearly beaten the odds! Use either a silver gel pen or some small amounts of shiny silver glitter to decorate the invitations.
Next, turn to your favorite online party supplier for tablecloths, balloons, and other party accessories that have a nice silvery glitter to them. Silver votive candles or Irises (the official 25th Anniversary flower in silver vases make an excellent centerpiece option.
After the guests are seated at the tables, offer a toast to the couple and then show a short video memory photo album presentation with pictures highlighting their 25 years together. Include things like their wedding, the children and grandchildren. Also include friends, trips, and other nice memories. Try to work in a few anecdotal stories from close friends and family members that will add a personal touch and interest to the presentation.
Finally, put together a CD with special songs that span the period of the marriage. Open the tables up to a dance floor and invite the guests to join the couple in dancing the night away. When it comes time to present your special family gift, don’t worry that the item itself is silver. Instead purchase something the couple may use or want, like tickets to a special get away, or a concert they have wanted to go to. Place the item in a silver box and wrap it with an attractive piece of silver ribbon.
Take lots of pictures with your digital camera of the couple with the guests. These can be compiled into a special scrapbook reminder of the 25th Anniversary celebration and can double as party favors for the guests and as reminders for thank you cards. Then you won’t have to worry about major celebrations until your big 30th Anniversary
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