Bring Back the Good Ol’ Days with these Tips for Planning a Retirement Party

Gather colleagues, friends, and family to remember the good ol’ days at a retirement party that celebrates YOU. What would make the party memorable for you and your guests? Is it a Dean Martin-style roast? Is it a formal party with toasts and stories? Is it an intimate dinner at your home? Whatever you decide, we’re sure White Knight Party Rentals has what you need to make your retirement party extra special!

Put your working days behind you and let’s celebrate your new life as a retiree with these tips for planning a retirement party.

  1. Plan ahead. You’re celebrating a lifetime of accomplishments. Don’t just grab a cake and have a quick toast. Retiring is an event that should be celebrated with the people who have meant the most to you in your career. If you’re planning the party yourself, consider waiting until to stop working to plan the party so you can focus on the fun.
  2. Budget. You can easily throw thousands of dollars away if you don’t plan ahead and that includes establishing a budget. Think about the type of party you want, the number of people to invite, food and beverages, and venue. Research options and build a budget around what you can afford.
  3. Style. Think about what type of celebration you want. If you’re a high level executive it may be a different retirement party than if you’re in a less visible position at the company. A luncheon with close colleagues at a local restaurant, a final toast at the office, a formal party, a dinner party, the options are seemingly endless.
  4. Venue. Just as with wedding planning, the venue can be the most expensive part of the budget. Inquire about catering, bartending, tables, chairs, centerpieces, flowers, DJ, and photographer. Even if it’s an all-inclusive venue, everything you want may not be included or it may be available for an additional fee.
  5. Photos. Parties are a great opportunity to get pictures of your closest friends and family. Make a list of the ones you want and hand off to a professional photographer or trusted colleague who has a good camera.

No matter what style retirement party you’re planning, White Knight Party Rentals has tables, chairs, table linens, dance floors, sound systems, and more to give you and your guests a fun time. Contact us today to learn more!

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