Retirement Party Ideas - Simple, Affordable ... Unforgettable

Retirement party ideas - affordable simplicity and saving-wise ideas for gracious goodbyes that economize but don't compromise.

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Retirement saving plans should take cognizance of retirement wishes and retirement dinners that won't deplete a retirement account.

Aim for inexpensive yet memorable and creative farewell ideas and end a great career on a high note with retirement saving money tips.

Here's to the fantastic retirement opportunities still to come - may they be happy and wonderful!


Choose a great theme that reflects the retiree's personality - when in doubt elegant and understated tends to work well.

You may want to consider sophisticated, colorful, bohemian or even classic and timeless "movies and songs".

A "kaleidoscope of memories" is a timeless and easily adaptable theme to suit all celebrations.

Snap shots photos and PowerPoint slide shows of career highlights create a nostalgic and memorable atmosphere ... saving-wise with money saving tips for frugal living.


Poetry, lyrics, words of wisdom and a retirement free speeches - a gift from the heart sure to be remembered in the years ahead - economize ... don't compromise.

Ask guests to find a song or a poem that best personifies the retiree. 

Choose a couple of the most fitting and ask a few of the guests to present a few word explaining why they chose their particular song or poem and how it reminds them of their retiring colleague.

(Some of the songs, especially the more energetic ones can be played to get everyone on the dance floor - Tina Turner's "Simply The Best" definitely comes to mind here!)

For a saving-wise menu consider these money saving tips for frugal living:

Season savings - use fresh ingredients that are in season and turn affordable ingredients into stunning cuisine.

Balance your budget - if you are on a tight budget try steer away from expensive meat like fillet or lamb. Warm crusty French farm style bread and a nourishing chicken casserole are sure to go down well.

Buy in bulk to minimize your costs even further and you'll still be able to consider individual's needs - vegetarian, diabetic, Jewish or Muslim guests.

Visually appealing presentation saves you money - a simple, elegant menu that has a good balance of colors, textures and flavors (creatively presented) transforms inexpensive into magical.

Diy invites - creative colleagues can help!

Ask your techno-wise computer colleagues to work their magic and you'll be surprised by the amazing invitations that they design.

Print them on inexpensive paper or card and you'll have a stunning invitation at a fraction of the cost.

Scrapbook sensation - a great gift that'll will leave a lasting impression ... affordable yet priceless.

A lasting tribute, a magical legacy of magical moments from all colleagues and friends.

Ask each person to create their own page with a special message and photo. Collate them in a beautiful scrapbook and enjoy the retiree's appreciative smile (possibly even a happy tear).

Retirement party ideas - gracious goodbyes ... take your final bow with the final ace up your sleeve.

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