Saturday, February 25, 2023

Personalized 50th Anniversary Budget Friendly Centerpieces


My parents' 50th anniversary celebration:

We wanted to have something beautiful, personal, with a sentimental nod to their wedding day. We asked our local florist for filler that would hold up during our drive from Illinois to Minnesota, as it's important to ensure that the centerpieces stay intact and look their best for the celebration. We added yellow roses to the centerpieces once we arrived at the venue. My brother cut the wood slices and sanded them and added a protective clear stain.

Gold Spray paint $7 (aff. link)

12 Ball canning jars $31  (aff. link)

Words and Letters (I found these at Hobby Lobby all $1 or less) $15

Roses $40

Greens from local florist $50

Hearts from Etsy $12

wood slices- free

12 center pieces  $155 or about $13 each 

I love how these turned out! They were the perfect centerpiece for a great party!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Planning a successful 50th Anniversary Party on a budget!

A few years ago we were so blessed to be able to plan a 50th wedding anniversary party for my parents! We had a small get together at a hotel since most of our guests were out of town. It was so much fun! A few pictures from the party!

We served appetizers and desserts. 

Cake and cupcakes are from Sam's Club! Under $50!!!

50 Years of Blessings!
Words and hearts are a collage of pics from the past 50 years!
There were always people around this chatting about the pics. 

My mom's dress, veil, and train.

We displayed my mom's dress and put her picture and all took pictures of
her granddaughters wearing the dress as well!

Instead of a guest book we had everyone write a favorite memory!
I scanned them into Shutterfly and added them into the
memory book I made for my parents afterwards!

The centerpieces from the tables. 

Want to celebrate this milestone without breaking the bank? 
Check out these fun ideas:
  1. Host a backyard BBQ or potluck: Invite your friends and family over for a casual BBQ or potluck. You can ask everyone to bring a dish to share and provide drinks and snacks. Decorate your yard with balloons, streamers, and photos of your life together!

  2. You can renew your vows in a simple ceremony in a park or in your own backyard. You can write your own vows or use the vows from your wedding ceremony for a sentimental touch.

  3. Pack a picnic basket full of your favorite foods, grab your kids and grandkids (maybe even great grand kids!) and head to a nearby park or beach. Bring a chairs to sit on,  games to play, and spend the day with your family.

  4. Make a slideshow of photos from your wedding day and throughout your marriage to take you down memory lane. Show off your slideshow to family and friends at a gathering at your home or a nearby church or community center.
  5. Create a memory book by asking family and friends to share their favorite memories and stories about the couple. Make a memory book out of them and give it to the couple as a gift.

  6. Go out for a special dinner: Look for local restaurants that offer senior discounts or early bird specials. Make a reservation and spend a special evening with your loved ones.

Remember that spending time together and celebrating your love and commitment to each other is the most important thing. The cost of the celebration isn't as important as the memories you make!