Life is full of important milestone events that should be commemorated rather than being left to pass by uncelebrated. These can be anything from weddings and the birth of children to milestone birthdays, graduating from college or a job promotion. However, knowing what to do to commemorate such occasions can be difficult, especially given the current ongoing coronavirus pandemic restricting large social gatherings. To give you some ideas, here are four ways to celebrate a life event.
- Engrave a special piece of jewelry
A special piece of jewelry is a popular gift choice for commemorating a special occasion, with the intention being of building up a collection of precious, heirloom jewelry items. Certain items of jewelry are synonymous with specific life events – wedding and engagement rings, for instance, or crucifix necklaces are given at First Holy Communions – but it could also be a bracelet gifted for an eighteenth birthday or a watch presented as a graduation gift. You could also add an engraving to the piece of jewelry, further commemorating the special occasion it commemorates and ensuring that the recipient wears it with fond memories.
- Make a toast with a special drink
Raising a glass as a toast is a traditional way of formally commemorating a life event, especially at social gatherings involving speeches such as weddings and birthday parties. Toasts are often made with special drinks that you might not ordinarily order, such as champagne or brandy. You could also celebrate by cracking open a bottle of vintage wine saved, especially for the occasion. Conversely, to mark the birth of a child, you could gift them a bottle of vintage wine to be opened only on their twenty-first birthday, when they can legally enjoy it.
- Enjoy a cigar
Like raising a glass, enjoying a cigar is a traditional way of marking milestones in life, such as smoking a cigar with friends to ring in the new year or marking the birth of a child; there are, however, certain considerations to make to get the most out of your cigar. A cigar cutter, for instance, is essential in providing a clean cut when cutting the cigar cap, and you could also consider buying a cigar humidor to ensure that your cigars remain fresh.
- Have a party
Though admittedly slightly more difficult to host due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, there is nothing quite like a party to celebrate a life event with friends and family. You might want to host a Zoom party, which has the additional advantage of enabling you to connect with friends and family from all over the world at the same time. Alternatively, wait until restrictions have eased to throw your celebratory event. This will give you the time to perfectly plan exactly what you want from your party, from food and entertainment to décor and music. You might even want to put a theme on your party; for instance, a birthday party could be themed to the decade in which you were born.