(Closed) Parent’s 40th anniversary…need ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m not sure what in the situation would be available, but a great way to turn this into a anniversary celebration is to create a photo video of their last 40 years together. It will take some work in order to get it done, but if they have a television large enough it’s easy to create in moviemaker or even in powerpoint and attach a laptop to the tv.  Someone says a little toast and then the pics start to play. You could put them on a round so that they play over and over during the party. It would be a great way to surprise them and draw attention to it, without them knowing ahead of time.

I would also position some of their friends and family to make speeches or tell stories about your parents as well throughout the night. It could be fantastic!

Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

What about a weekend getaway for NYE or something?  A nice hotel in a nearby city.  It’s not that costly and they get to explore and make more memories.   I do love that video idea too! what a great gift that would be. 

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Are you looking to do something at the party to turn it into an anniversary party or get them a gift or something else? I think it could be nice to gift them a vacation. Work within your budget and ask other family members/invited Christmas Eve party guests if they would like to chip in and then give them wither a gift certificate to a local travel agent or, if you know a place they would like to visit and free dates, plan and book for them. I think everyone likes a vacation, even if it is a weekend in a nearby town – and a planned vacation is all the better.

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