I'm an only child and my mom's large family is expecting a party. You can get inspiration as well as actual "party" goods at thrift stores, garage sales, etc. A grouping of small candles, or tea lights in cheap, small, pretty glasses, jars or vintage saucers (mix & match looks great)....great decorations. for things already possessed..table cloths, fake flowers, glasses, urns, punch bowls, serving dishes, to borrow. You can "borrow" friends refrigerators, your church, maybe. If you know someone who plays guitar or can sing, maybe they can provide a couple of songs for entertainment. A very wealthy woman (boss of the baby's father) came to the party and told me as she left that it was the nicest baby shower she had ever been to..
I'm looking for ideas that won't break the bank (since I have no one to share expenses with) and satisfy everyone. By Jody from Midwest Pictures of them make nice decorations and aren't terribly expensive to use as decorations, especially if you just use ones they already have. Flowers from someone's garden or yards are free. We tend to think you have to go out and buy everything "new" and perfectly matched, but you don't. Heck, even a couple of coolers and some dry ice might do the trick to store to food until party time! and I am sure with her wealth and socializing, she'd been to plenty, so it's not all about "cost"-- it is more about making it festive, filled with love, creative, that counts the most towards having a really fabulous and memorable party.
I can't remember the exact year, but I do remember the place.
My husband, Jim, and I were at a dusty baseball field somewhere in Arkansas. Maybe you handed your spouse an anniversary card while heading out the door to work.
Make it something that shows him how you feel about him and that celebrates the good times you've already had and those that are to come.2.
Make Him A Gift Using your time and talents to create a special gift is the ultimate token of affection.
Here's a great idea that costs nothing and is a great conversation piece for a 50th wedding anniversary party. Include your Mom's wedding dress, treasured original wedding gifts, music from that year, and even a bulletin board that you help them put together of their special milestones. (try to think of some questions that are challenging.) We gave prizes (gift cards mainly), but they don't have to be much, or you could find small (new) gifts at thrift stores, or not even give gifts at all (offer a "dance" with Dad or something).
My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. You can come out way cheaper making the food yourself. One of the games I came up with was questions ---"info" about him. I gave a baby shower at my house once in which I used mostly items I already had (including the grouped candle thing with fake pot plants on the serving table).
A significant anniversary calls for a thoughtful gift that will resonate with your man.
Even if you aren't artistic or crafty, you can still create something for him.
You don't need to make something perfect; a few flaws will add to the charm.3.
And mostly, I have just loved, loved every time Danny has reminded me with a big smile that our anniversary has been coming up.
He’s been reminiscing about our love story all week. I finally just had it so good that I felt like I had to do something to give back.
We are so, so happy to celebrate together, especially when there is supposedly a killer Mexican food restaurant in Cuenca that we haven’t tried yet (El Pedregal Azteca).