My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 1 ~ If you have been following me regularly (which I truly thank you for) you will know that I have recently retired and hosted my own retirement celebration with about sixty of my family members, friends and colleagues from throughout my career as a teacher.
I had chosen a ‘Rainbow Themed Party’ for two reasons. I felt it really represented how I felt having come to the end of the rainbow of one stage of life and I am now starting on another stage. I also really liked the bright colours!
The problem is that this was an adult party and I didn’t want to make it look too ‘childlike’ working with the rainbow theme. I think I was able to pull it off. Here are some photographs of the special touches I added to make this a very special party.
Here are the special touches I added to make this a very special party…
My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 1
Since a lot of people were attending I didn’t want to have to keep answering the door so I tucked these signs in behind a wreath. My husband and I were able to touch base with all of the guests as they came and went.
When the guests entered they immediately saw the guest table. I bought these beads at a dollar store and stapled a blank folded index card to each strand. I asked each guest to choose a colour and write their name, how they knew and how long they knew me. I am so pleased that every guest complied because these name tags turned out to be fabulous conversations openers. The party ended up being both a staff party and a reunion where everybody knew somebody but not everyone knew each other.
Instead of the traditional guest book I chose to go with a Dr. Suess book titled Oh, The Places You’ll Go!. Each guest was asked to sign and write a message anywhere in the book. I now have a very special story filled with very special messages.
In my last post A Rainbow Themed Colored Banner For A Very Special Party I talked about how I made a rainbow coloured banner that said ‘Happy Retirement!’. I also had two balloon bouquets made up with rainbow coloured balloons and one balloon that said of course, ‘Happy Retirement!’. My students and I also had a lot of fun making these tissue flowers one afternoon. They were hung using different colours of embroidery thread along the staircase bannister.
I have many more ideas to share with you but I decided to do it in two parts for fear that one post would get too long.
So far, I think I was able to have fun with a rainbow themed party and still have it come across as fun and stylish at the same time. What do you think?
Thanks so much for allowing me to share this really fun party with you. You will also want to check out My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 2.