My parents recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary! To commemorate this milestone occasion, we threw a little party. Per unspoken protocol I was in charge of some of the details! Here’s a look at the welcome table.
We printed and framed a few ‘through the years’ photos to display. Guests loved these. Here’s a snap of one of my all time favorite photos of my parents circa 1965 when they were still in the ‘courting’ phase of their relationship.
We knew we wanted to have a guestbook for friends and family to sign. My sister found this accordion journal in her crafty stash. We thought it’d be perfect for multiple people to sign at once. The guestbook sign read: “Please write us a note about what LOVE means to YOU.” I was hoping that guests would subliminally read “LOVE YOU.” 😉
Plus we had pens in all the colors so guests could write and draw in all the colors of love.
For escort cards, I used watercolor paper cut to 3in by 4in folded in half, added some liquid gold, and hand wrote guest names. I found wooden trays at Target (I always win at Target!) and filled them with rice.
My helpers (my niece and my nephews) made designs in the rice after the guests took their escort cards. It was a nice touch.
In lieu of gifts, my parents encouraged guests to instead donate to SHARE – Support for the Handicapped and their Rehabilitation through Education. It’s a program near and dear to their hearts and they have been supporting SHARE for many years now. I found this golden card holder and an acrylic ‘Cards’ sign to collect donations.
These two. I love them to pieces. Happy 50th Years to my silly, lovable, awesome parents!