We just read an article discussing how more and more people are choosing to retire rather than return to work and risk their lives amid the pandemic. Although most of these retirements were not long in the planning, we still need to celebrate and honor these stalwarts of the workplace. So we are re-posting one of our all time favorite retirement parties.
Recently we were contacted by a visitor looking for retirement gifts and party theme ideas for a fabulous boss who was being forced out of their company. She jokingly said she would love to use black as the primary color since it is such a profound loss for their workplace. We said no problem. Go for it! Black is always chic and handsome, so why not use it.
Retirement Party Supplies & Decor
We think these black and gold party decorations in a crate are a fabulous alternative!
There are lots more black and gold retirement party supplies but they tend to say say things that just did not ring true in the case of a forced retirement. Retirement party supplies with sentiments extolling the virtues of retirement seemed too insensitive for this situation.
Personalized Retirement Party Supplies
We are currently working on designing some custom plates, napkins and invitations that will work perfectly with this theme. Keep checking back. They will be ready to purchase very, very soon!
And we could not resist designing some matching invitations!
Retirement Party Parting Gifts
Mia suggested she wanted all of the employees to write heartfelt notes to their boss. We think this is a wonderful, thoughtful idea. We would recommend that you also consider binding the notes in a lovely photo book. In addition, or instead of the book, consider a word art gift. Include the company name, the names of your team, and even words describing some of the retiree's leadership qualities. We designed this large canvas but you can create a similar look on throw blankets, mugs, and even acrylic blocks.
We would love to hear your ideas. Leave us a comment!