25th Wedding Anniversary

Event Details

A Surprise Party for My Parent’s 25th Anniversary on a Sunday afternoon from 1:30pm-5pm


My Neighborhood’s Club House Banquet Room

Number of Guests

Approximately 60 Adults




Dressy Casual

Party Favors & Centerpieces

The Party favors were four of my Mommom’s chocolate chip cookies wrapped in celephane and tied with ribbon and a thanks for coming tag. The centerpieces were potted plants bought at produce junction.


Iced Tea, Soda, and Water were provided. Guests were asked to bring their favorite wine or microbrew for everyone to try and enjoy.

The Menu

In order to keep the menu managable but still provide a wide variety, I made some items, bought a few, had all of the hot appetizers catered by a local catering company, had the cake made by a local bakery, and had family members bring a few items also. Of the items I made, the cheesecakes and cookie balls were made ahead of time and frozen until the day of and the tomatoes for the honey tomato bruschetta were made two days in advance. I also had lots of help the night before and day of from my younger sister and one of my friends.


Antipasta Platter

Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Pitted Kalamata Olives, Hot Stuffed Cherry Peppers, Marinated Mushrooms, Peperoncini, Italian Tuna, Roasted Red Peppers, Hot Calabrese, Hot Capocollo, & Pepper Salami

Cheese Platter

Aged Sharp Provolone, Brie, Grana Padano, Sicilian Jack, & Extra Sharp Cheddar with Black Mission Figs, Buckwheat Honey, Clover Honey, Caramelized Pecans, & Seedless Red Grapes

Trio of Spreads

Baba Ghanouj, Olive Tapenade, & Tuscan Gorgonzola

Honey Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta

Ham Salad with Rye Toasts

Caprese Skewers

Prosciutto & Melon Skewers

Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Horseradish Spread

Mini Cheddar & Potato Pierogies Wrapped in Smoked Bacon

Italian Sausage & Mozzarella Stuffed Mushrooms

Chicken Piccata Skewers

Fusion Meatballs with Orange Chili Sauce

Mini Imperial Crab Cakes


Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Bite-Sized Salted Peanut Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Covered Fruit

Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, & Pineapple

Assorted Cookie Ball Hearts

Lemon, Coconut, & Oreo

Assorted Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creme de Menthe Brownies

Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Assorted Mini Cheesecakes

Lemon Raspberry, Plain, & Chocolate Swirl


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