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Retirement Party Ideas

By Dee Schrock

Celebrate and reminisce as you pay tribute to the special guest of honor!

Use this time to remember special people and events, enjoy some good humor, and celebrate upcoming plans. Keep the atmosphere jovial.

While many people like to chip in and buy the guest of honor something special, this is also a good time for gag or white elephant gifts. You can ask people to bring something old or outdated, such as a typewriter.

Activity Ideas

Roast the retiree-to-be. Include all kinds of funny memories and jokingly reflect on the embarrassing as well as the touching moments! Be sure to videotape as a keepsake.

Is the guest of honor known for any particular hobby or activity? How about an all-inclusive activity such as bowling or based on his interests such as a natural history museum.

Gambling on a winner? Choose a casino night as a couples retirement party theme.

Create a time capsule to be opened in five years. Include some of his favorite items and a questionnaire about what he thinks retirement will be like. Make a video of the party to include in his time capsule.

Videotape funny retirement advice for the guest of honor.

Present a scrapbook of memorable events in the retiree's life. It is a nice keepsake that will be cherished for years to come.

Give your guest of honor a great send-off to the next adventure!

About The Author

Dee Schrock has put together hundreds of theme party tips and fun ideas for easy (and budget conscious!) party planning.

Visit her website for tons of popular theme party ideas, including decoration, costume, game, and party drink ideas, as well as printable invitations.

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