If your son is in the army and has been deployed across the country for a couple years and now will be returning home in the next few weeks, surprise him and make him feel welcome and loved by throwing him a party at a rental hall. The suggestions below will help you decorate for the event and demonstrate how much you care:
Personalized Banner And Balloons
A large banner that has your son's picture and name printed on it, as well as some endearing words about how much you, family, and friends missed him and appreciate his hard work, will light up your son's face and can be kept as a memento once the celebration is over. Visit a business that designs signage to inquire about having a custom banner made. Bring in one of your favorite photographs of your son when meeting with an associate at the sign company.
After the banner is made, hang it from the entryway to the rental hall just before the event is to take place. Purchase helium balloons from a party supplier and release them in various parts of the rental hall so that they are evenly dispersed.
Hidden Guests In Boxes
Visit some local warehouses that receive shipments in large boxes and ask the owner of each business if they would be willing to part with some empty boxes. Use a truck or flatbed trailer to transport the boxes to the rental hall. Set the boxes up strategically in the room so that they are behind tables or decor.
On the day of the get-together, request that guests arrive prior to the time that your son is due to arrive. Have each person get inside one of the boxes and squat down so that they can't be seen. When your son enters the doorway to the hall, everyone can jump up at the same time to surprise your son.
Homecooked Meal, Cake, And Dedication Ceremony
Think about some of the meals that you have cooked your son over the years and the ones he favored the most. Make large quantities of his favorite food items and place containers of the food items on a table that is in the rental hall. Purchase a personalized cake from a bakery that has congratulatory words scrawled across it in icing.
After everyone enjoys the meal and dessert, hold an impromptu dedication ceremony. During this time, gather all of the guests in a circle and stand in the center of everyone. Give a speech that describes how proud you are of your son. After you have finished, hand your son a personalized plaque that has his name engraved in it.
Contact a company like Signs BY Tomorrow for more information and assistance.