Ask Colin: Milestone Celebrations


Red Bird Hills

We will be celebrating our Golden (50th) wedding anniversary. I need decorating and food ideas for an elegant champagne and hors d'oeuvres open house from 5-9 pm.

Firstly, congratulations!   I think you should remind yourselves and your guests of what it takes to make 50 years.  Make a fun slideshow or even a video of your most magical moments together.   Take a moment to ‘renew’ your vows and love for one another.  Perhaps you write a note to him – 50 reasons why I love you.  If you have children, include them in some form of ritual. 

Food – serve his and your favorite foods.   Some can be passed and others could be a couple of curated food stations where guests can help themselves.   Stick to a gold color scheme and use gold linens, napkins and possibly yellow or white flowers in gilded containers.   Don’t be shy with the candles and perhaps for dessert you make a replica of your original wedding cake! [Does the dress still fit?]