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Tips to throwing a great going away party

Date Created: 05/18/2012

Tips to throwing a great going away party As your friends and family grow and take on new career paths or life opportunities, they will inevitably spread their wings to go onto bigger and better things. Send off a loved one who is embarking on an incredible adventure with a going away party that will give him or her warm memories to cherish until he or she returns home again.

Send out the signal

Alert everyone about your friend or family member who is going away. Send out party invitations to everyone you think he or she might want to see. Due to the fact that this person might be gone for some time, he or she will most likely want to bid their farewells to those who they the person has known for a while or people that he or she were briefly acquainted with. Do your homework - scour their friends list on facebook and talk to their significant other or friends about who they think should be there. The bigger the crowd you get, the better the send off.

Personal decor

Make fun party centerpieces that chronologize the person's life up to this moment. Dig out those old family photo albums and photo copy pictures from his or her younger days. This will remind them of the great life he or she has lead and that the impending journey is just a continuation of this. The nostalgia will undoubtedly warm the party-goers hearts.

Hang up streamers and curling ribbon of the guest of honor's favorite colors - this will help lighten the mood and give the party a festive feeling. This new door in life is an accomplishment of growing up, so hang mylar balloons and a personalized banner that has congratulatory phrases written on them.

Have a steady supply of beverages and hors d'oeuvres, and for the main entree serve the guest of honor's favorite food on party tableware that matches the decorations.

Turn back time

Induce more nostalgia with party games. As everyone is sitting around the table or socializing have a brief moment of silence and let the attendees either give a toast, share a favorite memory or anecdote or tell the story of how they came to meet that person.

Give the guest of honor something to remember the night by with a guest book. Leave a notepad out with a pen, along with instructions so all the well-wishers can write an encouraging message in its pages.


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