My parents recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary! Our color scheme was red (ruby anniversary) and white. We had a surprise party for them at our house. We invited family members and friends of the family. My brother gave a toast to our parents after dinner. What fun!
We had appetizers to start, dinner was served after the parents arrived, and finally desserts were passed around: red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting/ pink heart decor, raspberry-filled white cupcakes with buttercream frosting/ chocolate hearts decor, parents had their own red velvet cake with buttercream frosting.
Each guest received a party favor bag that contained a white "Congrats" horn to sound when the parents walked in the door, and a 70's song mix CD.
Each guest also "thumb printed" a leaf on a tree, which was framed and given to our parents to hang in their house.
Tables and chairs were set up for guests.
A special tree branch centerpiece displayed pictures of Mom and Dad over the years.
I could not resist this giant "R" chipboard piece that I found at a craft store. The smaller ribbons are just tied around the wreath, which allows me to change the ribbons from season to season. Other decor can be added as well to enhance the wreath. Has anyone else created a wreath out of a letter chipboard? I'd love to see some of your creations!