Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Parent's 50th wedding anniversary


My parents are going to the beach to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The problem is: no one else is invited. That means their kids and grand kids won't be able to celebrate with them. What can we do for them? How can they know we are thankful for their marriage, support, love, etc. What can we do to celebrate "with" them? I know the hotel where they are staying. Please provide some ideas on what we can do. It doesn't have to be about good etiquette. Thanks for any ideas.

Thank you for your question. As much as you would like to share your parents 50th, it is their special celebration and thus how they wish to experience it.  Since they shared their location and can have something special waiting for them upon arrival, such as a special treat of food and beverage or a prepaid certificate for an activity at the hotel or near by.  When they return invite them for a nice dinner out or at your home as a welcome back and of gratitude.  

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Constance Hoffman


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