Your co-worker has worked hard for years, and now it’s time for a break! Celebrate the special milestone with a memorable retirement bash that will almost make them wish they weren’t leaving! Whether it’s a big party or a more intimate gathering, iParty has all the supplies you need.
Spread the Word
Don’t announce the party in an email…get creative! If your soon-to-be retiree will be spending their days traveling, write the event details on the back of a postcard. If you’d rather go the more traditional route, iParty has FUN retirement invitations that would be perfect.
Make it Memorable
If your party needs a theme, look no further than the retiree’s favorite hobby. Painting? Fishing? Golf? iParty has the tableware, balloons, and streamers you’ll need to bring it to life. Add a retirement banner, dangling cutouts, and centerpiece for the finishing touches. Will they be traveling? Turn your office into a tropical vacation destination complete with a tiki bar, palm trees, grass skirts, coconut glasses, and flower leis.
Relax and Indulge
Once you’ve decided on a guest list and theme, start thinking about your menu! Will it be a sit-down dinner or cookies and coffee by the water cooler? For a bigger variety, make it a potluck and ask your guests to bring their favorite dishes (or invite the retiree to make a few requests!). A FUN shaped cake that goes along with your party’s theme will be the finishing touch.
To keep the office entertained during the party, invite one or two people to give a speech about the guest of honor…feel free to make them as sentimental, or as funny, as you want. A game of “Name the New Hobby” is sure to add some laughs. Ask guests to write down what they think the retiree will do with all their free time. Prizes go to the funniest response!
Provide your honoree with some memorable gifts to take home. Have an autograph mat available at the door for each person to sign. Advice cards also make great mementos, where each person can offer their best wishes and advice. If you’re feeling more creative, gather some photographs and make a scrapbook for the future retiree…don’t forget to take a group picture at the party and add it in!