We may be parents, fretting about our college kids and young adults, but we're romantic souls too. And a 30th wedding anniversary is a big deal. So if you're looking for ideas for that 30th wedding anniversary celebration, look no farther. Here are half a dozen great ideas for 30th wedding anniversary parties, from a classic pearl celebration to a 1980s bash and honeymoon-inspired parties.
A second honeymoon is a lovely way to celebrate a wedding anniversary, especially when it's a big one, like the 30th. But if you want to celebrate with friends and family, whisking everyone off to Greece, Tuscany or Hawaii is going to be more than a tad pricey. So why not use that honeymoon destination as inspiration for an anniversary party at home? This Greek feast includes wonderful small plates fare, a little sirtaki music - and perhaps some Abba - and plenty of fun.
Celebrate with an anniversary party that recalls your dating heyday, back in the 1980s. The light-hearted, retro fun of a 1980s theme party evokes those days when hair was big, fashions garish and the music incredible - and you were falling in love. So moonwalk with your sweetie, groove to Madonna and remember that girls - and boys - just want to have fun. Here's <a href="http://youngadults.about.com/od/graduationtips/ss/25th-Wedding-Anniversary-Parties-A-Retro-1980s-Party.htm">how to throw that '80s party</a>.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Well, not if you met there, married there or honeymooned in that dazzling desert city. Then that glorious love affair came home too. So celebrate your big 30th anniversary with a Las Vegas-style anniversary party at home, complete with casino games, eclectic soundtrack and even a philanthropic twist.
Remember photo booths? You climbed in, the camera flashed a few times, and voila, an old-school photo strip emerged with four funny images. Well, those retro booths are making a big comeback. They're popping up at weddings, grad night parties, proms and other bashes, where they not only snap pictures, they provide hours of amusement. And they're perfect for 30th wedding anniversary parties too. You can rent one, but it's even more fun to make your own.