Parting Is Such ... A Party!
Easing the Transition with a Theme Celebration
think of a farewell party as saying good bye. Plan your party with a bon voyage
theme to help you remember that a new adventure is starting. Someone you are close
to is going to be enjoying the open roads or the open seas...travel and adventure
are ahead and it is exciting!
Bach, who wrote Jonathan Livingston Seagull, offers this thought on being apart:
be dismayed at good-bye's. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."
celebrate the moment, a party for friends and family is fun. Whether the farewell
is for a 10-day cruise, or a best friend moving halfway around the world, the
party should highlight the past, present and future. Include the fun you've had together, the sights the traveler will
get to see, and the happy reunions you'll share when you see each other the next
also see in Party Ideas -> Bon Voyage gift ideas
Bon Voyage & farewell party theme ideas
some ideas for themes for your next farewell or bon
Cruisin' - Friends about to embark on a cruise will be delighted with a nautical theme.
Colors should be sea blue and green with some bright yellow sunshine as highlight.
Shrimp cocktail and tuna on crackers with golden yellow cheddar cheese can provide
the buffet. If you plan a sit down, make it a fish feast - (or try this indoor New
England Clam Bake!)
Moving - Celebrate the new life ahead with lots of pictures and a party theme based on where
the guests of honor are relocating to. If the destination is California,
for example, serve California wines and salads and decorate with surfing and beach decorations.
Vacationing - Italy, for example. could be some great pasta dishes, regional wines and white and red checkered table
cloths. Each nation and area has local dishes, scenery and customs that are fun
to explore. Don't forget to hang colorful travel posters around the party area for easy decorating.
Desserting Us - This one is easy. Simply serve plenty of yummy desserts to your guests -- and guests of honor -- to announce that parting is such sweet sorrow! This theme also fits beautifully on a list of fun retirement party ideas.
use your imagination to highlight all the fun of travel and new adventures. Your farewell party
will create memories to be cherished long after the last heartfelt goodbyes have been exchanged.