Planning tips for a successful retirement party
Planning a retirement party is all about focusing on the guest of honor and really helping to make them feel special about their years of work. This is a time to focus on what they like, what they are all about, and to honor the profession that they have been a part of for so many years. There are no rules except to make this as customized and dedicated to the one that you are throwing the party for. Once you can decide that then you can really help to make this a special party for the guest of honor of course.
Be sure to pick a venue that will hold all of your guests comfortably and that may even be a favorite of your guest of honor. Whether it’s a fancy restaurant for an adults only party or a pizza parlor for the whole family, just keep in mind their likes and your guest list. Then pick favorite foods of the guest of honor that can be anything from a pizza buffet to chicken piccata—just remember it’s all about them. Keep it simple with wine, beer, and pop and you are sure to please the whole crowd.
Feature pictures of the guest of honor through the years throughout the venue. Simple decorations such as centerpieces and photographs can work quite well, mixed in with a few well placed balloons. Consider a slideshow of the guest of honor through the years as well as some display of awards of other fun features. Just keep it simple, focused on the guest of honor, their years of service, and invite their loved ones to come celebrate them for this very special occasion.