Honor the Retiree with Style

Honor the Retiree with Style

Millions of baby boomers reported retirement status by the third quarter of 2020. That translates to numerous retirement parties in the coming years.

Retirement is a vital milestone marking the transition from a busy and productive lifestyle, with life on the fast lane, to a quieter and more relaxed way of life. Not many are thrilled to enter this chapter of life for one reason or another.

So why not make this transition the best one they’ve ever had and make them feel loved?

Here are a few things that a retirement party should focus on.


Paying tributes to the retiree’s contribution to the organization is the bee’s knees of retirement parties. Nothing can replace it. And while speeches from coworkers, bosses, friends and family should be part of the action, a lighthearted host or a great orator will come in handy.

Highlight the retiree’s accomplishments and efforts to help others find their feet in the organization.


We all have that one thing that plays the tunes to our hearts. It could be a place like Kruger National Park or the Bahamas, or an activity such as opera, music performance or art.

Since it’s their day, warm the retiree’s heart and go all out to use the theme of what they love most. Have inflatable animals and animal paintings if animals and nature are their passion.

Celebrate the Retiree

You can play video interviews on how others remember the retiree’s contributions.

For a bit more enjoyment, you can initiate a roast, where people make fun of the retiree while at the same time praising their achievements. Make sure the retiree and the guest of honor have a good sense of humor before going down that road.

Villa Ragusa has the amenities and the capacity to accommodate a large group to celebrate retirement. Contact us today.

Making That Deserved Retirement Party a Success

Making That Deserved Retirement Party a Success

Retirement is a memorable milestone in the lifetime of anyone and deserves a celebration. Such an event must be hosted and celebrated that the celebrant, or retiree, will never forget in a hurry. If you are hosting such an event, you must begin to plan early.

Hosting a successful retirement party requires knowing who to invite, the hosting venue, and the itinerary of activities to consider. So whether you are human resources professional, a colleague, or a family member, proper planning can make all the difference to ensure the best outcome for the event.

What to Do to Ensure a Retirement Party Success

Usually, you host a retirement party when the celebrant retires from active service. So it is best practice to hold on until the retirement is official and host the party within the next two weeks. However, the day of retirement (or at least the following weekend) remains the best time to host such a party. Remember that this is a sendoff party, so the closer to the D day, the better and more memorable the party will be.

Ensure you invite immediate family members and friends. Also, extend invitations to those that were either benefactors or beneficiaries to the retiree’s work life and experience. These people must be those the retiree speaks of highly. Great party themes like a ‘roast’ can add humor to the event. Other activities like a walk down memory lane and hobbies can add spice to the mix.

The venue is a vital element to the hosting event that can make or break your efforts. Select the right place that would make the retiree and guests feel special. At Villa Ragusa, our event venues are very spacious and equipped to take care of over 650 guests with the ambiance to keep your guests in a relaxed atmosphere.