How many times have you heard, “Don’t throw a homecoming party as soon as your service member returns”? And this may be true in many circumstances, ask your spouse first and then go from there. It is also important to connect as a couple and family before you start inviting family and friends over to celebrate their return. So once you have been settled for some time and you and your spouse are ready for company, a homecoming party is always a great way to celebrate.
There are so many ways that you can celebrate the return of your spouse and depending on what you like and of course finances, these are a few ideas that I have not only participated in myself – but happen to be my husband’s favorites.
Who says a celebration needs to be overdone with a hundred people? Throwing a small party with just your close friends and family can be just the perfect celebration. Make a dinner, keep it small and just let everyone relax.
One of the best ways to get together with friends and family, and have it be as informal as possible is an outside barbeque. Whether it is a small group of 10 people or your whole gang of 50, an informal barbeque can be the easiest form of entertaining. There will be less to worry about and more time to enjoy the company of your loved ones.
A Block Party
Growing up, neighbors would always take part in helping with the annual block party. If you have a neighborhood that has these parties, get together and coordinate! What easier way then to have all friends help plan the party and have your spouse around friends.
What party ideas for homecoming have you tried?
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