It doesn't have to be 50th. If you've had a 50th wedding anniversary party thrown for you... or any other "-th" please feel free to chime in. Also, if you've been on the planning end of one, that would be cool to hear from too. Or if you've attended one that was pretty cool... My parents' 50th is this summer, and my wife and I are throwing a party for them. It was going to be a surprise, but then my mom asked me directly if we had a date in mind for it, so that they could make sure they were in town. (facepalm) So now its no longer a surprise. But what are some cool things to do? We have mom's wedding dress and we're going to have it displayed on a "bodice," next to a photo of her wearing it a few minutes before they were married. And the event will be held in a reception hall at the church where they were actually married, which is sort of cool. Lots of pictures and such, of course. Cake and refreshments. Most of all the wedding party are still alive, and will be invited to attend. Dad's best man will be there. Mom's sister was her bride's maid, and she will be there of course. They drove off in dad's Acapulco Blue, 1969 Mustang Mach 1... which he kept long enough for me to remember it as a kid. Might be cool to find one in the area and pay the owner to park it in the same space in the parking lot during the event... no shoe polish this time, of course. What else might be cool? Keep in mind that my folks are pretty conservative people. That's not a political or even social statement - its a statement on their personality types. They are more "I Want to Hold Your Hand" kind of people than, "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" ...if that makes sense.