An anniversary party does not have to be a boring, hall rental type of event. Instead take the time to plan a special unique event. If you have an anniversary in the summer, you can really plan a great anniversary party. Whether you are planning an anniversary party for someone else or for yourself, the options listed below will make for a great special event.
Outdoor country style
If you love the great outdoors why not plan a unique outdoor anniversary party. This allows your guests to be in a relaxed environment, and makes set up and cleanup very easy. You can choose a park setting, and to help set the mood for the event, place pictures from your wedding on the tables. Serve food buffet style and forget the table cloth to get that very rustic look. You can line the center of your buffet table with great looking flowers.
If you have a nice size yard why not just get some long tables put them all together for a great family style dinner. I like when a bunch of tables look like one long table. If the weather is going to be good, don’t worry about the tent or awning over your table. However it may be a good idea to have one available just in case. Set up candles on the table and some nice hanging lights to line the area where the table will be set up. You don’t want too much light, but as it get’s dark you can have a nice romantic setting. Food can easily be placed in the center of each table, and each guest can just pass the dishes around and serve themselves.
Having a romantic anniversary picnic is such a nice way to spend your anniversary. To include family and friends in this event, send out invitations that asks each person to bring their own picnic blanket and basket. The idea is for them to join you for your special day, not necessarily for you to serve them food, and spend a lot of money.
Hawaiian Anniversary party
For some of us a trip to Hawaii is really just a dream, that will probably never happen, so why not bring Hawaii to you. You can decorate your yard to look like a Hawaiian oasis. You can even hire Hawaiian dancers if your budget can afford it, and you can find this in your local area. You can even research the type of food that would be served in Hawaii and have a luau style party. It may take a bit of work to set up these type of theme, but it would really would look nice in the end.
Re-do the wedding pictures
Why not take the time to re-do some of your wedding pictures. You can take out your wedding dress and wear it again. Or perhaps you can get the wedding dress that you were never able to get and take the pictures that you always wanted.