by Jason Bauder
Ideas for a Retirement Party
If you're planning your boss's retirement party
or maybe your parents, here's a list of things
you need to know before you pull out that party
1. Have a party theme
Think of a party theme that everyone could enjoy.
One of the most enjoyable retirement party themes
is "old and useless things". You could
ask the guests to bring gifts that are practically
of no use or old. You could also have an alarm
clock smashing ceremony, where the retiree gets
to smash an alarm clock because he doesn't need
to get up anymore.
2. Be aware of the retiree's interest
Take note of all the interest he has. You could,
for example, set the tables in various themes
or stages of his life. The retiree might be a
baseball card collector, a volunteer firefighter,
and a Sinatra fan. You could set up a table for
each of his activity or interest. You could also
set some tables with him being depicted as a father,
brother and son.
You could also scan pictures of him collected
all through his working years and as a family
man. Run it in a presentation program e.g. PowerPoint
and have it run throughout the party. This would
give the guest a more complete picture of the
retiree. Burn the pictures on a CD and have it
as a gift or souvenir.
3. Put Together a Roast in Video
Roasting the retiree is great, but it could be
better if done before hand. In that way the interviewee's
can edit or redo the roast till they're satisfied.
Plus, the retiree gets to keep a copy of the roast.
4. A Quiz Show
You can setup a 'quiz show' type program in which
the friends and family get to answer questions
on the retiree. Questions include anything and
everything about the retiree. If the gathering
is mostly co-workers, you may limit the questions
pertaining to work and hobbies. If the guest is
mostly friends and relatives more personal questions
would be great. Small prizes may be given away
to correct answers.
Be sure that there are a lot of questions. Make
sure that most of the questions are easy, but
include a few stumpers. If the questions are all
hard, it might not be too fun. Have the questions
entertaining also. Allow the questions to reveal
some of the retiree's personality and hobbies.
About the Author
Jay is the web owner of http://www.retirement-in.com
Retirement Community, a website that provides
information and resources about retirement, planning,
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