When you’re planning a retirement party, you want to have a budget in mind. If you are responsible for the budget and there is an allowance from your company then you are ahead of the game.
If not, then you will need to have your coworkers all pitch in.
Decide if you want to have a theme for the party. Some ideas are Mardi Gras, Casino, Costume, Hawaiian, etc. If you go this route, planning the meal will be easier as most themes have traditional food items.
If the theme idea is out, you have to decide on where to go and what to eat. If the retiree is an avid golfer having a golf outing is the easy way to go.
Then you can have a picnic at the clubhouse. It all depends on what the retiree likes and what their interests are. The party is about them so always keep that in mind.
As far as food, find out what they like if you don’t already know. If your budget is limited, opt for a pot luck lunch or dinner. Then, cap off the evening at their favorite bar or club.
If the retiree has mentioned some wishes or dreams they have always wanted to do then try that. For example, rock climbing or some other extreme sports adventure. You could make a weekend of it and create some final lasting memories.
The idea is you want to do something that the retiree will enjoy. Do your best to give them some fond memories of you and your coworkers.
Of course, the correct theme, gifts, and settings have to be had in order to ensure that this opportunity is properly appreciated by the retiree during their party.
Well-wishes are most definitely in order for the new retiree, and honoring the retiree’s livelihood should be the main theme of the retirement party ideas. The retiree will definitely remember the party, but the ideas can be quite simple, not off the wall or excessive in order to make a lasting impact on the retiree and their friends and family.
Finding a possible theme for the imminent party is done simply by zeroing in on what the retiree did in their livelihood. Gag gifts that were representative of paperwork and deadlines would be great for an outgoing office manager, reporter or editor.
This type of good clean humor will be welcomed by the retiree. Make a slideshow or PowerPoint presentation out of pictures that you can find of the retiree from their entire career, and let it go throughout the entire celebration. What a terrific way to show off the retiree at all different points in their livelihood, and bring back memories as well.
Try making a video for the retiree-made by their friends. Here is a way for people to tell the retiree in an everlasting tribute about the impression that the retiree made on them and the company, too.
Double and triple-check that you have invited all of the intended party guests, so no one is left out and everyone will show up. If the party is a NASCAR theme, make a note of it on the invitations so each guest can bring a specific item that may be needed.
Talking to guests ahead of time about what type of gifts would be appropriate and expected, should also be done, too.