Retirement celebrations have earned a reputation as an antiquated office event. Oftentimes, this reason for celebration quickly feels forced – failing to truly recognize the accomplishments of the guest of honor! At Stokely Event Center, we believe that every celebration – including retirements – can be fun and exciting.
One of the best ways to celebrate retirement in style is to choose a unique party theme. Long gone are the days of the dimly-lit office lunch party! Here are five of our favorite retirement party ideas:
1. Take a Step Back in Time
Many times, an individual has been with a company for decades leading up to their retirement. Do a little research on when your guest of honor had their first day on the job, Plan your retirement celebration as a step back in time to that decade – if you’re lucky, you may get to host an ‘80’s or ‘90’s themed party!
2. Celebrate for a Cause
Everyone has a cause that they are passionate about. What better way to honor the lifetime accomplishments of your newest retiree than to raise money for their favorite charity?! The options here are truly endless – from a 5K walk/run to a golf tournament to a chili cook-off – get creative! Ask the partygoers to honor the man or woman of the hour by participating in raising money for the cause.
3. Pick a Hobby
Whether your retiree already has a hobby or not, it is no secret that recent retirees are often searching for a way to spend their free time. Plan a retirement celebration that features possible hobbies at different stations. For example, set up a station for golfing, reading, cooking, exercising, or any other hobbies that come to mind.
4. Make It Memorable
While the best celebrations have some element of fun, it is also important to take a moment to honor the accomplishments of the recent retiree. Be sure to set aside some time to honor their years of hard work. Ask if longtime co-workers or friends would like to say a few words in their honor, or put together a quick video with some of the favorite memories from over the years!
5. Involve Others
Oftentimes, retirement celebrations are an office event, with no outside involvement. It is important to remember, however, that there are countless friends and family members who have contributed to the success of your retiree! Surprise the guest of honor by inviting some of these pivotal individuals to share in their celebration – the more the merrier!
Celebrate Your Retirement at Stokely Event Center!
As with any party, it is important to find a great venue in which to host your celebration. At Stokely Event Center, we are proud to partner with you in celebrating some of the most memorable moments of your life! With a spacious venue, unique decor, and great amenities, our team is ready to make your upcoming retirement celebration one that will not soon be forgotten.
To learn more about hosting your upcoming retirement celebration at Stokely Event Center, call our team at (918) 600-4448 or submit a reservation request here.