Holocaust Survivors Sonia (95) and Israel (96) Neiman stand next to a photo of themselves taken when they were younger during their 75th Wedding Anniversary party at Temple Beth Shalom in Boca Raton’s Century Village on Dec. 27, 2014
Anniversaries with Party Specialists
Anniversaries are among the most “special” of special events. They mark points in time that cause us to reflect on the joy of friends, families, and loved ones. Party Specialsts, Inc. is honored to be able to share in these events with you. Through our music and entertainment services we will create a memory for you to always cherish.
Many couples enjoy honoring the day they were married with a party, even as early as their fifth anniversary. Family, close friends, members of the wedding party, church or temple members are generally among those invited. Depending on the size and formality of the occasion, the celebrations may be held at home, at a restaurant, club, or at a home of a friend or family member, or any other venue the pair enjoys.
When a couple reaches their silver (25th) or golden (50th) anniversary, the pair may wish to hold a larger or more dignified and formal affair. Although a couple can organize the event themselves, it is more commonly hosted by friends, grown children, or other family members who recognize the couple’s dedication and commitment to one another.
Anniversaries are considered movable celebrations. If you are planning a party for yourself or someone else, it isn’t necessary to hold the event on the exact wedding anniversary date. It is perfectly acceptable to hold it the following weekend. Even a party several weeks after the actual date has passed is acceptable, especially if it is more convenient for the honorees.
Many anniversaries have special names. Generally speaking, the longer the period, the more precious and/or durable the material associated with it.
Types of Anniversaries
1 year Paper Anniversary
2 years Cotton Anniversary
3 years Leather Anniversary
4 years Linen Anniversary
5 years Wood Anniversary
6 years Iron Anniversary
7 years Wool Anniversary
8 years Bronze Anniversary
9 years Copper Anniversary
10 years Tin (or Aluminum) Anniversary
11 years Steel Anniversary
12 years Silk Anniversary
13 years lace Anniversary
14 years Ivory Anniversary
15 years Crystal Anniversary
17 years Turquoise Anniversary
20 years China (Porcelain) Anniversary
25 years Silver Jubilee or Silver Wedding Anniversary
30 years Pearl Anniversary
35 years Coral (or Jade) Anniversary
40 years Ruby Anniversary
45 years Sapphire Anniversary
50 years Golden Jubilee
55 years Emerald Anniversary
60 years Diamond Jubilee
65 years Blue Sapphire Anniversary
70 years Platinum Jubilee
75 years Diamond Wedding Anniversary
80 years Oak Wedding Anniversary
There may exist variations in national traditions. Furthermore, there exist, rather confusingly, only partially overlapping, partially contradictory lists of anniversary gifts (such as wedding stones), separate from the ‘traditional’ names.
The concepts of a person’s birthday stone, birth stone and zodiac stone, by contrast, are fixed for life according to the day of the week, month or astrological sign corresponding to the recipient’s birthday.
Let Party Specialists make your anniversary a very special one that both of you and all your family will remember for very long time.