Ruby wedding anniversary is a special day in the life of any couple . It marks 4 decades of a happy and fulfilling life and a mutual feeling of achievement in various personal and professional facets of life. If your parents or someone close to you is going to celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary soon then it certainly calls for a big celebration.
Obviously, the 40th wedding anniversary celebration must be different from other regular wedding anniversaries celebrated by the couple over the years. The focus should be on enjoyment and entertainment of the anniversary couple in such a way that all other invitees also feel included and enjoy the celebration. Here are some ideas for the same.
Ruby Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas
Choose The Venue Carefully
Try to choose the venue of the party which some how is connected with some happy memories of the couple. For instance, you can book the same banquet hall for the birthday party celebration where they had got betrothed or where they had celebrated their silver jubilee or birthday party of their kids.
The venue will remind the couple of those nice times and will double up the excitement of ruby anniversary celebrations.
Make The Invitations Interesting
Try to make invitation cards in such a way that they set the tone for the party. For instance, get the invitation cards printed with a nice photograph of the couple (may be a photograph from their wedding album) and the number 40 written in big font size. Such a card will immediately let people know that the attention is on the fun and frolic aspect of the couple and you expect all invitees to come and bestow their best wishes on the grand day.
Gift Them Something Different
Rather than gifting them regular clothes, scents or sweets think of giving them something unique which they will cherish forever.
For instance, you can make a nice scrap book with lots of photos from 4 decades of their married life and letters and quotes written by all friends and near and dear ones. This will become a treasure of best wishes, love and emotions all collected into one for the couple in love.
Install A Photo Show DVD
You can also install a DVD player which will show all the images and quotes on a big LCD TV while the party is on. That will give all the guests an opportunity to peek into the beautiful collection of photographs and best wishes people have poured upon the birthday person.
Think of some nice return gifts associated with old times. For example, on my parent’s ruby anniversary we gave all invitees tea sets made of steel. Steel tea sets were a fashion trend when my parents had got married and my mother had preserved that tea set with utmost care all through these years.
Luckily, we got cute 4 cups tea set in steel in big numbers on a shop. Every one appreciated the cute return gift, reminding them of old good times.
Play Lovely Music
Music plays a great part in any party’s success. Since it is 40th anniversary party celebration try to choose songs from the old times which the couple has been fond of. You may also play some songs which were played on their wedding day or which were popular during those days. You can also make a sequence of music in which initial songs are from old age and then gradually move up to latest upbeat songs. This way everybody in the party will be able to enjoy the music and dance.