Anniversary center piece

kallen posted in the CraftPals Weddings BB
Dated : January 12, 1999
Subject: Re: 25th Anniversary ideas
Just read a poem for 25 or 50 years on one of the bb's here, but can't remember where.
It was really neat and could be incorporated into place cards or such for the guests
from the couple.

I would create a "running" centerpiece with silver pillar candles of different heights, white flowers, like gardenias - could be silk with gardenia "scents" added.
You might make 3 or 4 staggered height groupings on say a silver/white or accent color table runner where the guests could take a momento home with them.
If you have 3 or 4 couples seated, have 3 or 4 groups of flowers/candles.
They don't have to be large, the "runner" they're sitting on ties them together.
By not being very tall, everyone can see each other!

If I've thoroughly confused you, let me know and I'll try to clarify it.


Lynne posted in the CraftPals Weddings BB
Dated : January 14, 1999
Subject: Some sites for you!
BTW: will this anniversary party be held at home? a reception site?
The first idea I had is a pretty standard one and used for weddings, but I really think an anniversary is so perfect for this: make a beautiful collage of their life together over the past 50years. Include pre-wedding/courting/wedding/vacations/children...You can cover large foam sheets with fabric or paper and use a spray-glue or double-faced tape to attach them (no thumb-tacks, ok?) If you'd rather not use the originals, have them photo-copied (some can be copied on pretty papers with floral borders etc to make them "pop" out).

If you can get information on what was going on in the year they were married (1949? Oh, good grief: someone's birthday...yeeech!),use that info. to set the tone of the celebration!
What music was on the "hit parade"? What did they dance to? What were the news headlines? (If you can photocopy old library newspapers, these would make great conversation pieces for cutting out centre-pieces for the tables (perch a floating candle in the centre) or covering little booklets of their "Life Story"!

This would be nice done as surprises; will you be expecting out-of-towners? If they want to surprise the couple, could you do a "This Is Your Life"?

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