Planning a Wedding Anniversary Party

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August 3, 2006

Couple dancing and posing at a party.Save decorative items from your wedding for use at your first anniversary party! We packed away the tulle, the angels and other items and are now re-configuring them for our anniversary.


We are also playing the wedding CD on a TV for the party!

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August 18, 20070 found this helpful
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Great idea but here's another. Pack some of these lovely items well and save them for your 25th and 50th anniversaries also. Imagine the fun your daughters and daughters- in- law will have re-usung your actual wedding decorations for the party! decades from now.

My sister pawed through my private things to find a bride and groom from an engagement party for our 25th anniversary. I'd completely forgotten I had it! She also put ribbons on some of our wedding cards and hung them from the chandelier. It was wonderful!

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January 10, 2007

Recipe for Anniversary Cake. Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until the mixture is as smooth as whipped cream. Sift flour and then measure. Sift again with baking powder and salt added. Add alternately to creamed mixture with the milk.

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March 25, 2005

I'm planing an Hawaiian themed party for my mom and dads anniversary and I need some ideas that are inexpensive. Does anyone have any ideas for recipes, decorations and music? Thanks.

Kassidy from Turlock


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March 14, 20050 found this helpful
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Order fresh flower leis from a florist or on-line specialty store. Serve mai-tai or daquiri or blue Hawaii drinks, Roast pork, rice, pineapple for dinner.


Party stores have lots of luau decorations.

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March 16, 20050 found this helpful
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Hawaiian Chicken or Hawaiian Pork.

Ambrosia or 5 Cup Salad.

Baked Pineapple casserole would be good.

Any party supply house should have a luau or Hawaiian them products.

Happy Anniversary, this sounds really nice.

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September 12, 2010

Anyone have some ideas for a surprise 70th wedding anniversary party? We have food and drinks figured out, but could use help with favors, gifts, and activities.


By PDXGirl from Portland, OR


September 15, 20101 found this helpful
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Use vintage dishes, enamel pots, pans, flower pots, pitchers, cookie jars, and churns of the era they were married to serve the food and drinks and to decorate.

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August 29, 2011

I am hosting a December/January anniversary event (as we never had a reception). My husband and I eloped 4 years ago, but kept putting a reception off. I would like to host an event for friends and family. I would like to keep our budget at 5k for 100 people. Is that possible, without being "cheap" and hosting a tacky event?

By Tonya


September 1, 20110 found this helpful
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Streamers and balloons are better suited to a birthday party. You could get a nice, catered buffet meal, pretty flowers, and a dj and venue for $5000. Look into a VFW or American Legion hall. I had a lovely reception at a bowling alley banquet hall.


Enjoy your day!

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December 17, 2009

It's our 3rd anniversary this February. I recently had a miscarriage and we are both very upset about it. So, I want to make this anniversary a very special one for him. Please give me any good gifting ideas and party ideas.

Thank you in advance.

By Namratha from India


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December 19, 20090 found this helpful
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I dont know that I would have a party. I think since you had the miscarriage that you need to take yourselves completely away from that. Make it completly just about the two of you. Like when you were dating. If you do have a party, make it completly adult.


Have a if we werent married party. Have everyone act like they are just dating and I think you would have a wonderful time. And it wouldnt remind you about anything to do with what you have lost.

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September 15, 2010

How can I display my wedding dress and veil at my 30th anniversary reception?

By Karen Deaderick from Knoxville, TN


September 16, 20100 found this helpful
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For my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, I used an antique wire mannequin. It looked very vintage, and we received many compliments. You might find one on ebay.

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May 27, 2013

Please suggest some good ideas for my parent's 36th anniversary. We have a small budget and a 3 roomed house and we are Indian. So please suggest something that can make them really happy.

By Piyali


June 3, 20130 found this helpful
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What are the traditions in your culture when celebrating anniversaries? Can they be tailored to fit your budget? The best gifts are always those that are "personal". Perhaps have invited guests write and share a story about how they know the honored couple; the story could be humorous, or just a nice memory.


Collect the written pieces and put them in a scrapbook for your parents to review after the party. And be sure to take lots of photos as people are sharing their stories; these can be added to the scrapbook as well.

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June 20, 2016

This is a page about planning a 25th anniversary with renewal of vows. Choosing to renew marriage vows in combination with an anniversary celebration is a common practice.

Double heart shaped chocolate cake that says "Wedding Anniversary" with a 25 decoration.  Black and white wedding picture in the background

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February 17, 2013

A 50th anniversary is a very special event, so you will want to plan a memorable party. This is a page about 50th wedding anniversary party ideas.

Two tiered cake with wedding rings and a 50 on top.

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May 16, 2019

Being married for 50 years is worth celebrating. This page has tips and examples for writing a 50th wedding anniversary announcement.

Box with 50th Anniversary written in gold.

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May 16, 2019

A 40th wedding anniversary is a very special occasion. This page has ideas and tips for throwing a 40th anniversay party.

Stylish champagne glasses and food appetizers on table.

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September 11, 2012

A couples' 60th anniversary is a memorable occasion to celebrate with a party including friends and family. This is a page about 60th anniversary party ideas.

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