Farewell parties can be both a sad and happy occasion.
This is why a well planned farewell party is so important.
A well planned party can lead to a memorable occasion, one that everyone can look back to.
Planning a farewell doesn't have to be too complicated, with a few good ideas you can easily create a great occasion that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives.
Today we are going to go over a few different ideas that should help you come up with ways to properly celebrate a farewell party.
Generally the easiest way to plan a farewell party is to base it around the event. What is the occasion, is somebody leaving for business, going to a different country?
You can base the theme around the area where they are traveling to. For instance if they are going to Mexico you could have a few pinatas and some Mexican food. Likewise you can incorporate the theme of the event into your plans as well. For instance if somebody is leaving for business you could have everyone dress in suits, or they could all wear shirts with the company name and logo on them. Basing your themes off of the event and the location is a great idea, it's an easy way to make the party mean something and to make it memorable.
The times of the party will depend a lot on your lifestyle and the actual event itself. For instance if there is a large group of people leaving for a business trip you may want to throw a giant dinner party, give them a good farewell and a speech and a toast. If instead you have one person leaving on less formal means feel free to throw a lunch party.
Be sure to invite all of the friends of the person
leaving, and plan on either going to somewhere nice to eat, or an all
you can eat buffet. The focus of the party is of course not on the food,
it is on the person leaving. Make sure you make everything about them,
mention why they are leaving and give them a chance to give a speech.
This is actually the key of a good farewell party, make sure that everything points to the person who is leaving. Feel free to have a fun activity that everyone can do together, but make sure it doesn't detract from the main theme of the party.
Talk to the person who the party is
being held for, ask them what they would like to do. The one exception
to this rule of not doing any big activities is when someone wants to do
something big before leaving. For instance going sky diving isn't the
best farewell activity, but if the person leaving wants to do it feel
free to go out and have some fun.
Before throwing the farewell party write out a speech. Make sure that everyone their understands what is going on with the party, and why this event is so important. A good speech can create a memorable event.
There are quite a few different quotes that you can use on your
invitation messages depending on the situation; here are a few quotes
that can help you out.
“Don't be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach
“Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.” –Anonymous
The wording of your farewell party invitation is going to change depending on the event. For instance, if someone is leaving for military service you will want to use formal words, and keep the invitation short and sweet.
If you are say giving a happy farewell to somebody who is leaving for a short amount of time, you can get away with more casual comical language. Try to think about the occasion, is it funny or a serious one? The tone of the event should set the tone of your invitation.
Farewell Messages To Your Boss
If you are leaving work, and you feel like your boss made a special impact in your life, you may want to include him in your speech or write a message for him. If you are going to do this try to be as formal as possible, lighten up the mood with a joke, but let them know and understand why you are writing the message.
New Job Farewell Party Invitation Wording
If you are inviting other people to your job farewell you will need to carefully consider your invitation. The wording should be elegant and straight to the point. Putting jokes into such an invitation is not considered good etiquette, and should not be considered.
Funny Coworker Farewell Party Invitation Wording
If you really want to use some kind of funny invitation for your coworkers you will need to do so carefully. Avoid any racial jokes or jokes that may demean and hurt others. The best option is generally to use an inside joke, think to past experiences and use those to your advantage.
Your farewell speech will change depending on the occasion, here is an example speech:
“Dear Board of Directors and colleagues!
As I think you know by now, soon I am leaving to move to another filial of our company, located abroad. In reality, it is not an easy decision for me, for it was made through long months of planning and thinking about all the pros and cons. You should understand that leaving colleagues and the company, where I worked for many years, is really difficult for me. But, I must make this step to move forward.“
This would be just the first paragraph but it should give you a good idea.