Throwing a wedding anniversary party can be a great way to bring your friends and family together for an evening of fun. Instead of opting for a regular dinner and drinks reception, you may want to consider throwing a themed event that celebrates your love and gives your guests something to get excited about. Here are four fun ideas you can use for your next anniversary party
Have A Ball
If you've ever wanted to go dancing with your spouse more often, or if you and your spouse wants to learn how to dance, consider throwing a ballroom dancing party. Work with a local dancing school to hire a few instructors to provide a ballroom dancing lesson at your party, and then invite your guests to practice the steps they've just learned. For this idea, you'll need to rent a party room with a large dance floor and enough space for tables so you can serve dinner to your guests. Consider hiring a band that specializes in ballroom dance music to create added ambiance for your event. Send a list of suggestions for shoes and apparel with your invitations so your guests are dressed and ready to dance.
Roll The Dice
Host a more casual anniversary party by throwing a casino-themed party. This event can be held in a number of different venues, from a private party room at a local restaurant to a traditional banquet hall. Work with your private planner to have tables set up for poker and blackjack, and rent a few slot machines from a local party rental company. This party theme gives you lots of great options for decorating, such as centerpieces filled with dice or place cards made with actual playing cards. For this type of event, skip the seated dinner and have the wait staff pass out hors d'oeuvres and glasses of champagne or cocktails to create a Las Vegas casino vibe.
Instead of keeping your anniversary party on land, consider taking to the water with a nautical anniversary party. Work with a local lunch or dinner cruise company to rent out a boat for your event, and invite your guests to go on a cruise for your celebration. This option is ideal for anyone who doesn't want to deal with the details of party planning, as the cruise line typically takes care of the menu, DJ, and other party essentials. To make the event more glamorous, consider arranging for limousines to pick up your guests at their homes and transport them to the dock. You can also have a small cocktail reception at the boat before it takes off to accommodate anyone who wants to attend but doesn't want to stay on the boat after it's left the dock.
Work with a party planner to find the right event space for your party, such as The Cedar Door. With just a bit of planning, you can create a fun and memorable way to celebrate your anniversary.