A celebration is in order for a marriage that is this long lived, but it doesn't have to be expensive. This guide contains 50th anniversary centerpiece ideas.
I am planning a 50th wedding anniversary for parents. Money is tight for everyone so we decided to have a family get together at a restaurant. My parents think that my brother is taking them out to eat and well the rest of us will already be there. I want to make a nice centerpiece for the table but am on budget so to speak. Does anyone have any good ideas for me?
By Jenwoodard from Columbus, GA
You can make a wish tree that you can paint gold and fill the branches with pictures of the couple, their family and friends, and event in their lives that they cherished. You can add theater tickets, gift certificates, etc. to make it truly special. Any personal gifts given to a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary is a nice addition to their years spent together. Good luck.
Jenn, my SIL made a centerpiece for their mom and dad's 50th anniversary. She bought a pretty basket and painted it gold. Then since roses are Mom's favorite flower, she put yellow roses in it and some greenery. She got some white filler flowers and sprayed them gold also and put a pretty bow on the handle of the basket. It was beautiful. She also made them a traditional wedding cake. They didn't have one at their wedding.
I do not have any photos. I was thinking of something along the lines of a nice candle with flower arrangement around it but really don't know where to start. I have never made anything like this. I don't have a lot of time. I did get some of the gold 50th confetti to put on the table. It will be one large table that will seat 10 to 15 people.
I found a great idea online. Personalize your centerpiece by creating a hinged picture frame out of three of four frames. Shape them into a triangle or square. Place family photos or photos of the anniversary couple on opaque paper (or even regular printer paper). Put the glass from the frame as the backing. Place a candle between the frames. The light will shine through the photos. Wish I had thought of that for my parents anniversary. You could also use a flower vase inside the frames if you don't want candles (and just regular photos). They make conversation pieces.