Retirement is the ultimate goal for most people. To work hard all of your life and finally reach the point where you can enjoy what you’ve gained is an amazing accomplishment, and it is certainly not one to take lightly. For those of you with a loved one who is looking forward to their retirement, it might be time to look into how to celebrate the occasion in a thoughtful way. This monumental milestone deserves to be celebrated, and what better way than a retirement party with family and friends? Let us help make this special moment even more special by helping you plan a thoughtful retirement party. Here are some of the best ways to do so.
Choosing a Good Location
Retirement deserves to be celebrated, and it deserves to be celebrated in luxury, but choosing the right location can be difficult. For this decision, it’s always best to consult with the retiree. Try to figure out what kind of venue they’d like and where they will be most comfortable and content. Once you figure that part out, find the venue and talk to them about pricing, possible set-ups, and how you can make this party one to remember. You’ll want to make sure that the location you choose has all of the amenities that you’re looking for to make this retirement party fantastic.
Catering a Retirement Party
Regardless of what kind of party you’re throwing, there’s one thing that the guests will always remember: the food. Making sure that your retirement party has great food for both you and your guests is crucial. It’s always best to get the event catered, and ensure that there are plenty of options for everyone. When planning private parties, Brooklake Country Club has a wide array of different delectable dishes to make the meals memorable and the party that much more special. Consult with one of our catering specialists and explore our menu options- spreading from sushi and oysters all the way to cocktails and chocolate covered strawberries.
Picking a Thoughtful Retirement Gift
Aside from the inevitable gag gifts from family members and old colleagues, it’s important that the retiree gets some thoughtful gifts to remind them that they’re loved and appreciated. When it comes to gifts, it’s always a good idea to consult with the retiree themselves to see what they would like. While some people might like expensive and flashy items, others may appreciate homemade or thoughtful gifts even more. Now that they’re retired, they will have plenty more time to spend doing things that they truly love. One of our personal favorite gift ideas? Treat your retiree to a memorable round of golf. At Brooklake, our 150 acre golf course weaves through the property, creating a challenging yet remarkably manageable course that is sure to entertain golfers of all skill levels. Complete with a driving range, putting area, and pro shop, any recent retiree is sure to love one of their newly acquired free days playing 18 holes at Brooklake Country Club.
Planning a Toast
It’s important to remember that the only reason you’re having a retirement party is to celebrate the retiree. Keeping that in mind, it may be a great idea for the coordinator, you, to plan a special speech commemorating your loved one’s achievements. Whether you want it to be sentimental and heartfelt or light-hearted and humorous is up to you, but toasts are a surefire way to make sure that the person you’re honoring feels loved and appreciated.
This is such an important, yet often overlooked, step of party planning. Once you have the venue and the date set, it’s time to send out the invitations. Remember that, since the nature of the party is work-related, it’s important to invite the retiree’s coworkers as well as their beloved family and friends. The partygoers are the ones who will make this occasion truly memorable, so do your best not to forget anyone when making your guest list.
Private Events at Brooklake Country Club
A lifetime achievement such as retirement deserves only the best, and the best is at Brooklake. Brooklake Country Club proudly offers some of the finest banquet and private event facilities, characterized by elegance, variety, and class. We offer various catering packages and layouts for different occasions, including retirement parties. Not in the market for a retirement party quite yet? We also host weddings, sweet 16s, and more. Located in beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey, Brooklake is the finest catering choice in the area. For all of your catering and party needs, feel free to contact us at any time. Celebrate your loved ones’ retirement in style; celebrate it with us at Brooklake Country Club.