Sunday, March 25, 2012

60th Anniversary

Next month my parents will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. That is something I cannot fathom! 10 years ago when they celebrated their brothers, parents and my 2 kids went on a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate. That was what they wanted in place of a party. But this year my father was going to plan a big party to celebrate. If it was up to him, he would pay for everything. But I cannot allow that so my two brothers and I have decided to take on the challenge. So for the last month we have been putting together what I hope will be a memorable celebration for them.
It's been a lot of work but thanks to Facebook and a whole lotta extended family, I have been able to get 52 invitations addressed and mailed out. A lot of my parents friends and siblings are in their 70's and 80's so I had to go old school and do everything manually. Not many of them have come into the digital world so hand written invitations went out with both my phone number and email address to RSVP to. I have 44 people confirmed at this moment with another week to go. The party itself is not a surprise to them but I think some of the people coming will be. It should be fun.
We have a hall rented and a caterer ready. My brother also hired a DJ who has some fun things planned. I've been compiling a lot of photos of my parents from their wedding up through the years and the DJ will put together a slideshow with music to run throughout the afternoon. I still have to order a cake and next weekend we are going to shop for decorations and other necessary items. I also want to get my parents a digital photo album so they can have their favorite photos at the ready to look at and scroll through whenever they want. Looking through all these old pictures has really been a trip and I know they will love having them where they can see them instead of in a box in the basement.
There is still a lot to do but everything in it's own time. I have several things checked off my list and I hope I don't forget anything.
So that's what I've been up to the last few weeks. What have you been doing??


ChicagoLady said...

Wow, sounds like it will be quite the party! I'm sure you'll get everything done and your parents will thoroughly enjoy it.

spacegirl60 said...

The party is a lot of work but it is a work of love. Enjoy your families trip into the past!

AliceKay said...

It sounds like you and your family will be having a fun celebration in honor of your parents' 60th wedding anniversary. It's nice when things fall together, so I hope the rest of your plans go smoothly.

My parents celebrated their 60th anniversary last April. They didn't want a big party, so we had a small family gathering at my sister's house.

Looking through old photos is fun. Been doing a lot of that myself lately. :) The digital album for your parents is a wonderful idea.

Toriz said...

Sounds like it's going to be quite a party!

As for me... Same old, same old... Writing, crafts, blogging, watching movies, reading/listening to books, that sort of thing.

Intense Guy said...

It is a lot of work to get an event like this organized and pulled off... I did one for my parent's 50th. They might well have their 60th... they are half way there (from 50th).

If any one can do a nice job with this, it's you! That little bit of effort is small repayment for the years they were there for you.

If I got married today, I'd have to live to 111 to have such an anniversary... needless to say, it ain't happening.

LuaRissaAk said...

Good luck!

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