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Nostalgic Party Theme Ideas for Grandparents Day

Entry #2804, September 3, 2013


Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday post Labor Day – this year it is September 8th, 2013. If you are fortunate enough to have your grandparents around, take it as an opportunity to show them how much they mean to you. While ways to celebrate this holiday are limited only to one’s imagination, holding a party or gathering for your grandparents is a great way to showcase their importance in your life.

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Celebrate Grandparents on Sep. 8, 2013

Image via: Jewish Family Services of Minneapolis

Here are some party theme ideas for Grandparents Day.

grandparents craft kids footprint pot

Why not have the kids make a creative craft?

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Retro theme

A retro party theme such as the roaring 20’s or the swinging 60’s can bring back good old memories of your grandparents. Pick an era that has a specific meaning for your grandparents and use it to transform the party area. For instance, if they graduated or got married in the 1960’s, request your guests to dress in the 60’s style clothing. For decorations, use disco balls and psychedelic lighting to recreate the era. Your grandparents will surely love this idea as it will take them back to the days when they were young.

grandparents party retro theme portraits

Why not throw a retro party with family portraits?

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Family tree

Your grandparents are the root of your family tree, so why not host a party using this theme. Illustrate this concept by creating a giant tree on the wall using poster board or display board. Highlight your grandparents name on the tree. Have each child and grandchild list their favorite qualities of them on a piece of construction paper and stick it to the family tree.  You can also place potted plants around the party space and hang various pictures of your grandparents.

Host a party using family tree theme.

Host a party using family tree theme.

Image via: Kate Dickinson

Holiday party theme

If your grandparents are old enough or too weak to travel, make their day by arranging a holiday party for them. For instance, if they are fond of a beach vacation, ask your guests to dress up in tropical clothes such as shorts and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Decorate the party area with colors like sea green, washed out blue, and shades of yellow. To match the ambiance, play soft music and serve tropical food and cocktails.

Whether you use any of these themes for Grandparent’s Day party or come up with own celebration idea, remember to use the official flower of the holiday for decorations- “Forget Me Not”.

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