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Old 10-26-2009, 09:48 AM
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Pinkie Winky 50th anniversery ideas??

hi everyone
can you help me with this idea we have to play a game called THIS IS YOUR LIFE...Sonny & Lorraine ..MY PARENTS NAMES . .... i remember it was on tv when i was little but forget how it starts out and goes after that , we would like to play this at there party but not to clear how to get started.... any ideas would help us .... thanks sso much kattykins
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:55 AM
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Have a photo board set up with pics on it. At the top of one write SONNY, post a pic of your dad's parents, then a photo of yopur dad as a baby, then one every couple of years. Do one like this for your mom.
After so mnay photos, add a pic of them at Prom, or on a date, then a wedding photo. For each section-like childhood add a photo of dad with best friend, have the best friend there as a surprise, he or she could tell of something they did together like soaping windows, etc. Then the friend comes out of hiding. Thena favorite school teacher, if still living, the teacher, say a history teacher, could ask Sonny a history question.
Then for their wedding, have the wedding party their, dressed in the colors from the wedding.

You can really come up with some good ideas here. Photos of favorite pets are good to use also.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:56 AM
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Make sure you have a curtain set up for the people from your parents life to hide behind,that can be opened and closed to reveal each surprise guest.

Grandchildren they haven't seen in many years is also a good thing to add.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:59 PM
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My grandparents had their 50th a few years ago. I took some plain unlined index cards, used some gold 50th anniversary stickers to decorate the corners and then asked all the guests to write a favorite memory on the cards. I then put the cards into one of those photo albums that has a sleeve for each picture. I used some pretty gold fabric and some trinkets from the scrapbook section of the craft store to cover and decorate the outside of the album. We gave them the album later on in the party when they were opening gifts. We had managed to sneak the cards around so well to the guests that they had no idea what we had done!

My Mom and my Aunt did a photo board standing on a table with some mementos from their wedding and early years and a small t.v. playing old home movies.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:49 AM
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What a terrific idea you used.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:27 PM
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We did a scrapbook for my parents' 50th anniversary that they LOVED, and that my Mother got out regularly to look at. We told her that we needed a list of all her friends and families and their addresses so that we could send them invitations to the open house. What we did was: almost a year before the event we sent a scrapbook page and letter to everyone on the list asking for memories, photos, or whatever they wanted to share. We received a treasure trove which ended up filling 2 scrapbooks. You could use the information received in this way for your "This is Your Life".
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:39 PM
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Very great ideas on this post ! Very useful . Thanks for having it shared on here .
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