We are planning a 60th anniversary reception for our Mom and Dad. We are in need of suggestions/ideas for food. We are looking to being thrifty, but also having something that everyone will like.
By Rickie from Houston, TX
So they were married in 1950? Search "recipes from 1950". You will probably get all kinds of recipes that bring back memories, and are very $ friendly, even for a group. Good Luck!
I am throwing grandma and grandpa a surprise 60th anniversary party. I plan to have it on the 4th of July so I can combine the parties and so it will be a surprise. I plan on having it at my house. Does anyone have any ideas for the party or unique gifts ideas?
Donna J. from Warren, MI
Since it'll be on the 4th of July, I would do a patriotic theme of course, but with more of a vintage WW2 type of feel since they would have been newlyweds at that time. Maybe incorporate some of their interests as well. My grandparents travel quite a bit so we used large maps and globes as decorations. My grandfather was a state representative and is a great Republican so we used small elephants on tables and there was a donkey pinata for the kids. My grandmother was in to the Girl Scouts and was a troop leader for many years so I hung up old uniforms and book covers up, too. My aunt had all the grandkids decorate a quilt square that she made into a quilt.
Ours was very personal and inexpensive affair. Most of the decorations were things we had or made. It was a great day celebrating the life of 2 wonderful people. The portraits matted with memories and the quilt are on proud display in their home 8 years later.
Good luck. (05/23/2006)