20th aniversery surprise party help- I'm 15 with no money :)?!
The traditional symbol for the 20th wedding anniversary is the China which is once called as the deep symbol of love - a perfect romance and appreciation and it symbolizes - elegance, beauty and delicate of love that was shared for the past twenty years.
So plan a Chinese-themed party for your parent anniversary, have a formal tea party instead of a dinner. Tea is cheap and you don't have to worry about buying alcohols. Make it an afternoon party. starting @ 12pm.
Serve traditional Chinese food like egg rolls, egg drop soup, fried rice and orange chicken. For dessert, buy fortune cookies and for drinks get teas, punch, & water bottles.
If you have printer, papers, and able to save some money... then you can put this together. Your sweet aunt can help, just inform her that you want to be in charge of the anniversary as much as you can... she'll understand that.
For food - Chinese Potluck, yes potluck... have your guests check in ahead of time so you'll have some say over the menu. No one's obliged to participate, but it's likely that many of your guests will opt for this. Serve traditional Chinese food like egg rolls, egg drop soup, fried rice and orange chicken, etc. For dessert, buy fortune cookies.
In fact, you and guests alike will probably be surprised (and delighted) at the variety and quality of the dishes that debut on your banquet tables. Guests always want to bring out their top-drawer recipes to a grand occasion like yours!
How to put in on the invitations... here an example -
Our reception will be an "Old Time 20th Anniversary Traditional Celebration" with a China Potluck Brunch.
____ Please check here if you would like to bring a dish for the reception in place of a wedding gift.
We kindly request a call for dish suggestions. PS. Shhh... it a surprise 20th Anniversary party. Mr. & Mrs.Bob Anderson have no clue, so please keep it a secret. Thanks.
For 20th Anniversary Theme Colors:
Emerald Green or White. Use scrapbook papers for the table mat centerpiece. Put flowers/vase and tealight candles on top of the scrapbook paper. Also use the scrapbook papers as decor by cutting them out to hang around the party.
For 20th Anniversary Flower:
White Day Lily - White lilies on the table in a green bone china vase make a beautiful centerpiece. Vase can be found @ the dollar store just as the Dollar Tree store.
Drink Parasols Craft Project - Papermash mini doilies but any pretty doilies would work. Download for instructions. Please note that the file may take a few moments to download. The doilies & few supplies can be found @ the dollar store just as the Dollar Tree store. Doilies can be found in the wedding section, the rest in craft section or around the store. If you can't find these goes To the Craft Store, then. Click here for the free craft project. Get your bestfriends to helps.
Paper Lanterns - to hang from the ceiling. Can be found @ the dollar store just as the Dollar Tree store (white or green) or make your own from the scrapbook papers.. Click here. also click on green damask design follow the direction... http://www.accenttheparty.com/party-blog…
Thank you Fortune Cookie Decoration for guests - (It for New Year, though you can change it to for the anniversay) Craft supplies can be found @ the dollar store just as the Dollar Tree store.
Click here: http://crafts.slides.kaboose.com/265-our…
Emerald Stone (rocks) - similar ones can be found @ the dollar store just as the Dollar Tree store.
Oriental Wall Fans - Use scrapbook papers as the chinese fans - tape or pin them onto the walls and around the tables. here the craft ideas but you don't nedd all the supplies. Click here.
All the scapbook papers can be found @ Craft store, just as Micheals'. Watch for the super great sale in Sunday newspapers. Always in Sunday newspapers.
Oriental Wall Fans or Murals - can be found @ your nearest Chinese grocery store or the small dollar store.
Asian paper table decorations, order Chinese take-out and encourage everyone to eat with chopsticks. If there are children in the family, include activities for them like origami. Give all the guests a chance to participate in appreciating the anniversary couple by making your own fortune cookies. Have guests write messages to the couple before the party, and put these messages into the fortune cookies.
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