Various retirement party ideas can be employed for creating a memorable and enjoyable party for the retiree. Some examples include the photo collage ideas, roast ideas, as well as some other funny activities and games.
Retiring is something that many people look forward to. It’s the end of one chapter of your life and the start of the time in your life when you can enjoy the fruits of your labour. Many companies, or family and friends, host retirement parties for the lucky dog leaving the work world. A retirement party can be an ideal way to wish the retiree luck for the future and celebrate his new life.
A roast with friends is a decades-old way to celebrate a person’s career. A roast involves guests making light-hearted jokes about the retiree. In general, it is best to go over roasters’ material ahead of time. When assessing the material, be sure to take into consideration the comfort level of the retiree. Also consider the other guests in attendance. When planning a roast, be sure to choose a good roast master. The roast master serves as a master of ceremonies and is responsible for keeping the roast tasteful and fun. Generally he or she provides an introductory roast. Often roasts will conclude with the retiree making a brief counter roast of his or her own.
You may also create a photo collage or two depicting the retiree over the years, both at work and at play, to entertain the honouree and his guests. Acquire the photographs from his family, friends and co-workers; do not forget older, retired co-workers. Make quality colour photocopies of all borrowed photographs, so you can return the originals unharmed. Mount the photocopies, randomly, on poster board, or place them so you can write explanations and comments under the photo. Place the poster board or boards on easels, attach twisted crepe paper streamers in the retiree’s favourite colours from the top edges of the board. Also attach some streamers to the floor, at an angle, for extra flair.
There are various patterns and excellent ways to create and fun and memorable party. One of the funniest and most cathartic retirement party activities can be the smashing or throwing out of clocks and other work-related items. For example, if the retiree worked at a computer during his or her career, try smashing an old computer monitor or keyboard. If the retiree worked in a kitchen, make a ceremony of throwing out all of his or her hairnets or aprons. In all instances, be careful and be safe. When smashing items, the retiree and those within a close proximity to the activity may want to wear protective eye wear. If you want to be extra safe, try smashing a clock-shaped piñata instead.