Anniversary Party Ideas

Anniversary Party Ideas

& Anniversary Party Entertainment Ideas.

Whether you're celebrating a wedding anniversary or commemorating another significant milestone, Alive Network makes planning a great anniversary party easy. We'll help you to find the perfect live party band or party entertainers who will make this year one you'll never forget!

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Anniversary Party Planning Ideas

The word anniversary, meaning returning with the year or the annually recurring date of a past event, derives from the Medieval Latin word anniversarius, where annus means year and versus, which is the past participle of vertere, means to turn.

In modern times an anniversary celebration is usually held as a day of remembrance to commemorate a special event, particularly one of historical, national or personal importance: a person’s death, the anniversary of the founding of Rome or more usually a wedding anniversary.

Anniversary Party Ideas

Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year

1st Paper 20th China
2nd Cotton 25th Silver
3rd Leather 30th Pearl
4th Books 35th Coral
4th Wood 40th Ruby
6th Iron 45th Sapphire
7th Wool 50th Golden
8th Bronze 55th Emerald
9th Copper 60th Diamond
10th Tin 65th Blue Sapphire
11th Steel 70th Platinum
12th Silk 75th Diamond & Gold
13th Lace 80th Oak
14th Ivory    
15th Crystal    

To find relevant gifts for each anniversary visit

Hipster Anniversary Party Ideas

Live Music For Your Anniversary Party

With music being one of the most important aspects of any party you might think about a themed band or DJ to play music from the era of your wedding. For example why not book a swing band or jazz quartet for your 50th or 60th wedding anniversary party or a traditional rock and roll band for all you 1960’s or 70’s newlyweds.

Many of our tribute bands will perform in costume which can lead to even greater amusement if you make it compulsory that all your guests must dress up in gear that was trendy in the year you were married, especially if any of them still have original items of clothing from those days!

Maybe you were married abroad, be it Ireland, the Caribbean or Greece so why not ask Alive Network to provide a band who will perform music traditional to that country; a Ceilidh band to get everyone jigging, or a top class steel band to re-invoke the sound of the sea and the swaying palms you enjoyed on your caribbean wedding day.

Many people choose to organise a 1st, 2nd or 3rd year wedding anniversary party featuring the same band they hired for their wedding day. Your guests will have loved them the first time around so it’s a pretty safe bet that the next performance will be just as great.

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  • Hipster Function Band Cheshire


    5 stars - Hipster are Highly Recommended 523 Rock & Pop Function Bands Cheshire

    With more than 2000 bookings to date, and over 500 five-star reviews, Hipster are one of the most well established and best love party bands in the UK. Their repertoire contains classic Beatles, Fleetwood Mac & The Rolling Stones through to modern indie & pop from Kings of Leon, The Killers & Pharrell. Previous clients include NSPCC, Channel 5, HSBC, Wella, Savilles, Deloitte, KPMG, RBC, Lloyds, M&S, Unileaver, BAE Systems and many more.
    Price from £1,795

  • Happy Hour Function Band Kent

    Happy Hour

    5 stars - Happy Hour are Highly Recommended 459 Rock & Pop Function Bands Kent

    Let you & your guests be blown away by one of the most in-demand bands in the UK! With 300+ reviews, a setlist full of the best music around & a wealth of industry experience, Happy Hour have entertained some of the world's biggest names (Pinewood Studios, Microsoft, ITV & more) & are no strangers to jam-packed dance floor’s & demands for encores!
    Price from £1,644

  • Live Wires Function Band Staffordshire

    Live Wires

    5 stars - Live Wires are Highly Recommended 279 Rock & Pop Function Bands Staffordshire

    Rocking events across the UK for the last 10 years, Live Wires are experienced, professional & ready to fill your dance floor! With over 160+ positive customer reviews, previous clients including Pepsi Co, Argos & Santander & a killer repertoire packed full of dance floor classics plus some of today’s biggest hits, Live Wires will go down a storm!
    Price from £1,559

  • Matt Thomas Swing & Rat Pack Band Lancashire

    Matt Thomas

    5 stars - Matt Thomas are Highly Recommended 157 Rat Pack & Swing Singers Lancashire

    The go-to choice for celebrities & high profile companies, Matt Thomas' clients include Sir Alex Ferguson, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, David Beckham, Ferrari, Jaguar & more! With a repertoire ranging from legendary icons like Sinatra & Tony Bennet to modern day crooners such as Buble, Matt's sterling live performances are to be enjoyed by all!
    Price from £523

  • Eddie Cullen The Voice Of The Legends Solo Artist, Duo or Trio London

    Eddie Cullen - The Voice Of The Legends

    5 stars - Eddie Cullen The Voice Of The Legends are Highly Recommended 127 Solo, Duos & Trios London

    Eddie Cullen, also known as 'The Voice of the Legends' is an amazing solo singer with an unbelievably versatile voice. Covering (and sounding just like!) artists from Sinatra to Elvis, Buble to Neil Diamond and many more, prepare to be amazed whilst Eddie roams amongst your guests! Previous clients include British Airways, Virgin & Channel 4! Discounts available for North London events!
    Price from £485

  • The Quartones Jazz Band London

    The Quartones

    5 stars - The Quartones are Highly Recommended 56 Jazz Bands London

    The Quartones are a professional 4 piece band brimming with a wealth of music and performance experience. They have been providing entertainment for over 10 years which has seen them perform all over the world. With 100s of gigs under their belt and a wide-ranging repertoire you can be assured that you are in safe hands, and that The Quartones will add a big spark to your special day!
    Price from £1,429

  • All That Jazz Jazz Band South Yorkshire

    All That Jazz

    5 stars - All That Jazz are Highly Recommended 111 Jazz Bands South Yorkshire

    EXCLUSIVE TO ALIVE NETWORK - All That Jazz is a versatile collection of the country's finest young Jazz musicians. They are available in a range of ensemble formats, including duo, trio, quartet and quintet, with male & female musicians.
    Price from £784

  • Straight No Chaser Jazz Band Greater Manchester

    Straight No Chaser

    5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended 35 Jazz Bands Greater Manchester

    Straight No Chaser is a highly skilled jazz duo who will add sophistication and a great atmosphere to your event playing carefully selected jazz standards and popular songs. Variety of line ups to chose from duo to quartet to suit your event perfectly.
    Price from £461

  • With The Beatles Tribute Act East Sussex

    With The Beatles

    5 stars - With The Beatles are Highly Recommended 20 Tribute Bands East Sussex

    Recreating the magic of the fab four, With The Beatles spare no expense with their authentic equipment & outfits. Boasting a full repertoire of Beatles classics & an uncanny stage presence, With The Beatles guarantee to make your event truly memorable!
    Price from £1,516

  • The Cubanaires Latin, Salsa or Cuban Band London

    The Cubanaires

    5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended 29 Latin, Salsa & World Music London

    Bringing red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba, The Cubanaires play authentic Cuban son, the fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that is the root of all salsa music. With optional costumed dancers, they will spice up any event.
    Price from £2,650

  • Rabscallion Ceilidh Band West Midlands


    5 stars - Rabscallion are Highly Recommended 39 West Midlands

    A ceilidh band, with a charismatic caller, who will get all the audience on the dancefloor from the word go, the onus is on fun! Dances suit all ages and levels of experience.
    Price from £1,707
Anniversary Party Ideas Campervan Cocktail Bar

A Night To Remember

If you’re asking guests to wear fancy dress then your room should be decorated in a similar theme. The Essential Party Planning Supplies box below contains useful links to many high quality suppliers. From balloon displays to historical memorabilia, unusual cocktail ideas to table decorations or fireworks, Alive Network can put you in touch with everything you need.

For a personal treat you should ask all your friends to bring photos, anecdotes and tall tales about your years as a married couple. You can later compile these into an album to look back on a savour for years to come.

  • Campervan Cocktail Bar Food & Drink Supplier Surrey

    Campervan Cocktail Bar

    5 stars - Campervan Cocktail Bar are Highly Recommended 1 Surrey

    Starting life as a 1970's VW, these amazing campers have been fully restored & converted into the coolest self-contained cocktail bars! Full of colour, personality, a built in sound-system, lighting, & amazing mouth-watering cocktails, these mobile bars are designed to deliver a fun, exciting & totally quirky bar experience!
    Price from £1,447
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