What You Need To Know About Throwing a Retirement Party

 Your mom, dad, or spouse has worked a lifetime for the moment when they can call it quits. It is a real accomplishment, no matter the way you slice it. So you must celebrate their retirement in a big way and let them know you appreciate everything they have done for you. Also, it is a reason to bring friends, family, and co-workers past and present to celebrate your loved one and let your loved one reminisce about the excellent times with all of their friends.

 So what do you need to pull off a successful retirement party? We have put together a list of retirement party essentials so you can have all of the bases covered to throw a fantastic party.  


Retirement Party Invitations

A party isn’t a party if you don’t have all of your friends to help celebrate. Creating the perfect retirement invitations is an essential part of your party planning. It doesn’t have to be complicated, however. There are a handful of online companies that will let you design personalized party invites instantly online. Some will even mail them out for you when you provide your guest list, saving you a ton of time and headache. To find the design, you think fits your loved one and get it sent out six to 8 weeks in advance so you can get all of your RSVPs back.

Refreshments

You will want to keep the retiree involved in the food decisions. It is their big day, so having their stamp of approval on what food is served is something you will want to make sure you have. No matter if you are doing finger foods or a meal, make sure you find a company that can cater to the event to ensure you have time to make sure the party goes smoothly instead of being stuck cooking or serving. Finding a caterer will need to be one of your first calls as finding the right caterer can be difficult, but finding what day that caterer is available may determine what day you will be throwing the event.

Photos

Having photo evidence of the event will be something that you might overlook. Still, the retiree will appreciate being able to look back and remember everyone that came to help celebrate their accomplishment. It may even be that last time they see some of their co-workers in person, and a photo can help capture those precious moments.

Speech

A speech to honor the retiree is customary at a retirement party. Taking time to write a thoughtful speech to honor your loved one will be a highlight. For tips and examples of great retirement speeches just do a quick Google search to find examples and even sample speeches on youtube.

If you follow these simple steps, you will have everyone talking about how amazing your loved one’s retirement turned out and what a great time everyone had. So follow these simple ideas and tips for a party that will be remembered for a lifetime by the retiree as well as the guests.
 
 
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