A work life well spent that gives a vibrant glimpse of the past and a hope for a more relaxing future is always welcomed. But before the person can grab life with both hands, why not through him/her a wonderful retirement party? It's a great way to bring everyone together and spend some special moments with the person who's about to claim freedom.
Whichever theme you choose, make sure that you provide enough hints in the invitations. Your guests need to know what they should be looking forward to at the party. Plus, this will also give them an idea about the dress code, and if they need to bring any gifts or not. And that way, the invitations will help you plan and organize the decoration, food, and setting for the party.
For this theme, everyone at the party will take part in solving a mock murder mystery. Have one of the female guests volunteer to go missing, and stage the scene as if some squabble occurred. Everyone is a suspect and there are secrets more than anyone can handle. See if anyone can solve the case with the evidence provided.
Each guest gets a gift, in fact it will be party favors that we're going to give out as awards. For personal achievement from them, the retiree will give these awards to the guests. Keep a podium and lay out red carpet for the "stars" to walk down on. Neat, ain't it?
There's a hostage situation at a bank and it's up to the retiree to rescue everyone. This is a fun theme where you can actually involve everyone at the party to participate in. Few guests can pose as bank robbers and everyone can have a ball of a time trying to get away from them.
Hobbies And More
Finally, you can organize the theme for the party around the retiree's hobbies. If he/she is into sports, fishing, music, movies, etc., you can decorate the venue accordingly. Ask the guests to follow the dress code which complements the theme.
Other Ideas to Consider
Including with the theme, you're going to have to keep your guests entertained. So why not plan for some fun stuff to do for everyone. This way, the guest of honor, along with the guests, can have something else to do than just eat, drink, and chat with one another. Here are some party ideas and tips you can choose from.
- Encourage the retiree to give a speech.
- Have his/her close friends to give speeches as well.
- Pass the microphone around and have the guests say a few things about the retiree; share some memorable moments spent with one another.
- Invite a few community members to the party, and have them say a few words about the retiree.
- Keep a guest book at the party so that everyone can sign in, and write personalized messages.
- Hire a professional photographer so you can gift the retiree the album of the party.