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Retirement Party Gifts West Des Moines IA

Local resource for retirement party gifts in West Des Moines, IA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to retirement party supplies, retirement party décor, retirement party planning, as well as information on retirement gifts, and content on retirement.

Garden Path
(515) 255-5264
2020 Grand Ave # 400
West Des Moines, IA
Judy Ks
(515) 277-5915
210 5th St
West Des Moines, IA
Donnas Country Collections
(515) 274-2522
234 5th St
West Des Moines, IA
That Irish Shoppe
(515) 633-0030
507 Elm St
West Des Moines, IA
Wicker And The Works
(515) 279-3141
300 4th St
West Des Moines, IA
A To Z Classic Events And Parties
(515) 266-3223
2250 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA
Kavanaugh Art Gallery
(515) 279-8682
131 5th St
West Des Moines, IA
Time Cracker Gifts
(515) 255-5336
413 Maple St
West Des Moines, IA
Especially Lace
(515) 277-8778
202 5th St
West Des Moines, IA
Teacups & Tiaras
(515) 277-8400
304 5th St
West Des Moines, IA

General Retirement Party Tips


Retirement can be a bitter-sweet experience for many, as one faces the prospect of leaving behind career for the unknown.  Alleviate the retiree anxiety with a party to highlight his or her achievements. 

Invite friends and coworkers, as well as family.  Let each member leave a video message or make a toast to the retiree.  Jokes and gag gifts may often lighten the mood, so a roast can often be more appropriate than a formal event.  Don't limit the speeches to jokes; however, as heartfelt expressions of appreciation are most memorable.

Keep in mind the retiree's preferences and personality when planning party activities.  Shy guests of honor may prefer a dinner party, while others enjoy the spotlight.  

Display examples of the person's accomplishments as decorations, such as photos, trophies, certificates, etc.  Consider putting together a phot slideshow or video message from coworkers or friends.  Purchase a guest book for guests to write down notes and good luck wishes.





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