If there’s anything the last few months have taught us, it’s that life is unpredictable! We don’t know what the future holds, so take the opportunity now to celebrate the things that are important to you! That’s exactly what you’ll see today in this 23rd Wedding Anniversary Party! That’s right, why wait for the Silver 25th Wedding Anniversary when you can celebrate 23 wonderful years with family and friends now?! Take a look at this Italian-inspired backyard brunch as you plan your next celebration…
Summer is the perfect time of year to gather friends and family for a backyard brunch Wedding Anniversary Party! The happy couple, welcomed friends and family to their backyard, wove their mutual love of Italy – and each other – into all the decor and food elements and threw a lovely celebration they’ll long remember.
How to Plan an Anniversary Party
The first thing you’ll want to do when planning your anniversary party is to pick a date, time and location. We love that the happy couple chose their own backyard – it’s simple, convenient and welcoming. The decor theme for this backyard brunch had an Italian feel and featured natural elements and plenty of citrus. We think these beautiful invitations designed by AfterFebruary, which can be completely personalized, would be a lovely way to set the tone for the event.
After invitations, it’s time to consider your decor. Again, with a nod to Italy, the main decor elements were wicker baskets full of lemons and limes. These were mixed in with small planters and pots with greenery and flowers from the backyard and we love the addition of these cute wedding anniversary photo booth props placed throughout.
Anniversary Party Food and Drinks
After you’ve decided on decor, turn your attention to food and drinks. Unless you want to spend all morning before you’re party in the kitchen, catering some of the main elements of your brunch is a great idea and wonderful treat for yourself! Guests enjoyed bagels and soufflé from Panera Bread, homemade pancakes, tomato tarts and meatballs, and smoked salmon, cream cheeses, fresh berries and watermelon from Wegmans.
The hostess also made fresh lemonade, Aperol Spritz cocktails and had white wine and champagne on hand for guests to cool down during the warm morning.
Anniversary Brunch Dessert Ideas
Finally, consider what you’d like to serve for dessert. You can opt for a traditional cake – maybe even something that resembles your original wedding cake – or go non-traditional and choose one of your or your husband’s favorite desserts. Keeping with the Italian party theme, dessert consisted of Italian limoncello confetti from the Amalfi Coast and an amazing artisanal gelato made by the local ice cream maker, the Ice Haus. Be sure to grab a cute ice cream cone holder like this one to make your serving job even easier!
I hope you found some inspiration from this simple backyard brunch and anniversary party to inspire your next celebration! Be sure to Pin this post to your Party Planning Board and grab our Party Planning Checklist to make planning your next event a breeze!
- Photographer: Alex Gordias Photography
- Event Designer: Primavera Dreams
- Bakery: Panera Bread
- Caterer: Ice Haus Inc.