Good ideas for a retirement celebration program include deciding on a theme that reflects the retiree's interests or post-retirement plan, such as a beach or travel-themed party, and playing a quiz game about the retiree. Making a playlist of songs related to retirement is also a great idea.
A retirement party can be a big gala on a weekend night, a luncheon during the workday or simply after-work drinks at a favorite hangout. Since the celebration is intended to commemorate the retiree's work accomplishments and to support future endeavors, the program should include inspirational speeches from bosses, fellow employees, friends or family. Collect old and new photographs of the retiree, especially those that show him at work, and create a slide presentation that plays on a loop throughout the party.