When a person you hold dear to your heart will be starting a new life in some distant place, just saying goodbye would not be enough. Show how much that person means to you by holding a farewell party. More than just an occasion in which to formally say goodbye, a farewell party is also a way to celebrate all the years of triumph you, your family and friends shared with that loved one.
After all. he or she is the one who is about to leave behind familiar places and loving faces. Hearing words of love and encouragement coming personally from family and friends would prove to be very important. Your loved one may be excited about turning a new chapter in life, but having something to remember with fondness will help him or her overcome times of trials and challenges faced under a different surrounding.
That is the very essence of holding a festive occasion that your loved person will cherish. A memorable farewell party will serve as inspiration when making new friends and interacting in a new environment. Now it is up to you to make those farewell moments truly cherishable.
One word of caution though, avoid organizing the party all by yourself; lest you will end up too stressed to enjoy, as well as turn you into a less enjoyable company during the actual celebration. Look for volunteers from your family circle and from your loved person’s closest friends. Many will just be glad to help you in making the occasion extra special.
Mission: Make a Farewell Party Memorable
Party planning always starts with determining a budget. You can either make plans based on a budget or determine the budget based on plans. A third option is to make plans without any budget restrictions at all, or as people who can afford to say, “the sky’s the limit.”
Let the person for whom you are organizing the farewell party be the central motif. Choose the kind of food, drinks, color, music, decor, flowers and other stuff that makes him or her happy. Focusing on his or her penchants will make that person feel loved, important and unforgettable.
One way of giving emphasis to the “person” theme is to have his or her name prominently displayed by way of rented letter lights (licht letters). Decorating the place with beautiful, bright and glowing LED lights that spell the name of your honoree, is also one way of helping arriving guests locate and recognize the exact party venue.
Another suggestion for making the farewell party memorable is to have the guests participate in activities that will stir up fond memories shared with the honoree, such as charades, guessing games or even a ceremonial roast. Another suggestion is to run a videography showing photographs and video clips taken during important occasions of his or her growing up, and coming of age years in the place he or she calls home. .
Also, it would be helpful if the honoree prepared a video that will let friends know why it became necessary for him or her to relocate; e.g. a job promotion, a new employer, a business venture or a forthcoming marriage. That way, he or she will be saved from answering questions repeatedly throughout the entire occasion. You may even want to include this particular video in the digital invitation you will be sending out.
As a way of winding up the occasion, propose a toast to wish him or her luck, good health and all the best.