When your boss, coworker, employee retire, usually they sign a retirement form of the company and receive the retirement party invitations, or in some case, they host their retirement party to honor this occasion. Well, if you’re a coworker or a part of the event planning committee, you can arrange a pretty awesome party for the farewell of the employee. The retirement party means a lot to the retirees as they’re entering stepping into the next chapter of the life.
Some people usually find it very difficult to arrange a successful retirement party for expressing their care and appreciation to the respected employee. It’s because these parties are not like ordinary parties. Obviously, the person retiring would not like to spend his last official day drinking at the club with friends. That’s why we’ve gathered some useful tips and ideas for arranging a perfect retirement party.
1. Choose a theme for the retirement party
The planning of the retirement party begins with choosing the theme and organizing the party properly in advance. You can organize a little indoor gathering by inviting only the small group of close coworkers, or organize a huge party if a retiree is a valuable person of the company. There are many themes you can use for a retirement party depends on the likes of the retiree. Just dig a little into the interests of that person and arrange a party according to it.
2.Send out invitations
After choosing the theme and the second important step is sending out the invitations to the employees, boss, subordinates, and family or spouse of the retiree. You can hand retirement invitation cards to the boss and spouse. For the other coworkers, you can send online party invitations. This will save time and energy. Make sure that the card says a nice message about the retiree.
3.Prepare a speech for the retiree
Every coworker should prepare a speech prior to the retirement party. Passing good comments about the time he has given to the company, the work he has done for the company in the past is the best way to honor him. However, you can also give that speech on other occasions during the retirement process. Like on the last day of the retiree, at the party, etc. It won’t only honor the retiree, but it will also positively impact all the other coworkers or current employees of the company. It would lift their morale and inspire them to work even harder, so someday they can receive the same honorable treatment.
After preparing a speech now, it’s time to create a video for the retiree. You can ask all the coworkers and his boss to record a small video message for the retiree using the smartphone. Ask them to send it to an email where you can get them complied by any video editing expert professionally with a piece of theme music in the background. It is essential to get the expert’s editing because an editing professional can boost the feelings and impact of that video. You can play that video at the end of the party. It the best way to honor the retirees and their family.
5.Order a customized Cake
A party cannot be completed without a cake. That the reason you can’t make a retirement party successful without a cake. You should order a customized cake mentioning the retiree name or picture. Choose the flavor as per the choice of the retiree.
Presenting something special to the retiree as a gift is the best way to celebrate retirement. Ask the coworkers to donate a small amount and get something good that the retiree can enjoy and keep a good memory of the occasion. Just make sure that the gift matches the retiree’s personality. There are unlimited choices to select the right gift. So use your judgment properly to decide one.
7.Raise Toast for retiree
What’s a better way to end a retirement party then raising a toast for the retiree. Plan the time in advance where all the company’s current employees will raise a 1-minute toast to honor the retiree. This is the best way to give farewell to the ex-employee.
You can wish a retiree by writing sweet messages and your feelings on the retirement cards. Simply request every coworker to write a retirement card and handover them to the retiree personally. Or you can present the cards with the retirement gift. It will give him a sense of fulfillment and honor. It is also the best way to acknowledge all the years of effort of retirees for the company.
Like any other party, a successful retirement party can be organized by proper planning and paying attention to the minor details that can bring honor to the retiree. The retirement party celebration’s goal is to appreciate the retirees with love for their years of work they did for the company and make everlasting memories. Hopefully, after reading our post, you will be able to arrange a successful retirement party.