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A day spent with family and close friends is a wonderful way to celebrate your wedding anniversary. From sending the invitations to setting up the venue and decorations, we will go through all the details of planning your anniversary party.
10th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Ideas
Whether it's a low-key get together, or a formal affair, you can easily organize a successful party. All you have to do is follow the tips mentioned below.
If the party is not a formal event, email or post the invites at least 3―4 weeks in advance. Along with the information about when, what time, and where the party will be held, include a R.S.V.P. card as well. The theme of the party should also be mentioned so that the guests know what the dress code will be.
Venue Ideas and Decorations
If the weather is favorable, an informal beach party is a great way to enjoy the day. Get a permit for the party before you send the invitations out. Place either beach chairs and picnic tables to set up the area, or choose to hire a party planner with "the works". You can place Tiki torches around the area, and have canopy tents above the tables as well.
For a laid-back elegant affair, an intimate garden party will delight your family and friends. Clear your garden a few days before the party, and place wooden chairs and tables. Add colorful cushions, tablecloths, napkins, and bunting to decorate the venue. Adorn the tables with daffodil centerpieces; after all, daffodils are the official flowers for a 10-year anniversary. And as the evening progresses, turn on the hanging lamps to keep the party going.
Party Food Ideas
Since the headcount for the party won't be as large as for a wedding, an indoor buffet can cut down some work from your side. As everything will be spread neatly in front of everyone, guests can choose what they wish to eat at their own discretion.
If you're hosting the party at home, an intimate and lovely backyard BBQ is a wondrous idea. First of all, the venue is free and you can choose to decorate it however you like. Second of all, you can set up the grill as the center point where everyone can come together and have a good time. Plus, with a range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options, your guests will have a great time.
If you're into the idea of having a dessert table at the party, commit to it completely. First and foremost, make a list of what type of desserts you want to include―cupcakes, cookies, hard candy, macarons, cake pops, donuts, cake, chocolate-covered pretzels, and so much more.
The decision to arrange favors for your guests rests entirely on you, and your budget. As far as party favors are concerned (strictly speaking for a 10-year anniversary party), it doesn't have to be an even exchange of gifts (same expenditure). Although you are not expected to give the guests favors, but it will surely be appreciated. Anything from a bag of assorted candy, cookies, boxed cupcake, a candle holder, or a scented candle will do.
These 10th wedding anniversary party ideas will work if you stay organized and delegate the tasks to others. Planning a party is a challenging task as there are other responsibilities to take care of. However, if you plan and follow through each detail gradually, there are less chances for you to get overwhelmed by it all.