How to throw a great retirement party – It’s always great to go out with a bang. Reaching retirement is a mile stone that many workers look towards and many people who are close to retirement kind of fear! One way to make it all go well is to throw one hell of a party.
How to throw a great retirement party
So how do you go about throwing a great party for a retirement? There are a lot of elements that make a great general party. Of course free drinks, a great location and a great group of friends make for a great party.
Retirement specific I think there are some things that can really help.
First off this kind of party is about you or the person who is retiring and things should center around that. Photographs from the years at the company are an awesome talking point and maybe wheeling in some of the company characters from the years gone by.
A theme from the era the retiree started work could also be cool or the era you they were born. 45-65 years ago the world was a different place.
For the venue you should try and pick somewhere that has been iconic for the working career. It could be a pub that was often used or even just in the office!
Speeches are important too, everyone wants to make sure they hear some history, some sentimental stuff, antidotes and of course embarrassing stories! The embarrassing stories are very important!
Just make sure the retiree (even if self organised) is the center and the career is celebrated. Retirement parties give people a worthy send off but also help cement the younger workers and make them look forward to what is ahead.
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