When someone retires, it’s more than a milestone event. It’s a celebration of employment loyalty, career longevity, and professional success. So, when you’re charged with planning a retirement party, you know you have to make it over-the-top special, exciting, and fun. The best social events and celebrations begin with brilliant themes. And these are the ideas you need to see to make sure your retirement party is an absolute blast.
1. Age-Appropriate Decade Themes
It’s never a bad idea to create a decade-themed retirement party. Consider a Roaring 20s or peace-loving 60s event. Invite guests to dress the part, too. And be sure you have all the best event designs, activities, centerpieces, and party favors to match! Decade-themed parties are great for celebrating the historic greatness of your guest of honor. And they’re always crowd-pleasing themes, too.
2. Retirement Activity Themes
Celebrate your retiree with a party theme for his or her favorite pastimes. Consider a golf-styled event with flags for centerpieces, interactive putting greens throughout the venue, and golf ball designs on the dessert. Other retirement activities might include vacationing and travel. And some retirees plan to spend their free time hitting the bingo hall, so casino and bingo-related themes are fun.
3. Party Like It’s 1999 Themes
Some retirement parties call for “party like it’s 1999” kind of celebrations. These over-the-top milestone events might feature celebrity performances or red-carpet entrances. Think karaoke contests, video booths, and balloon drops to make it interactive, exciting, and fun for everyone. And encourage some serious partying with dance floor moves, nightclub atmospheres, and brilliant venue designs.
4. Walk Down Memory Lane Themes
Another series of retirement party themes worth exploring are those that incorporate some walks down memory lane. These “reflecting back” type event designs might feature screens of home movies and past work experiences. Slideshows and commemorative guest speakers can all weave a story celebrating your retiree and guest of honor.
5. Celebrate with a Roast
Really amp up the retirement festivities by hosting a roast for your guest of honor. Imagine a stage with coworkers, friends, and family lined up to share funny and semi-embarrassing moments. Roasts are always a crowd-pleasing activity for retirement parties, so long as your retiree has a robust sense of humor.
Get creative with the upcoming retirement party you have to plan. And remember to call EMRG Media to bring these social event themes to life in a big way! We specialize in these types of celebrations and can handle every detail!