* You could arrange for 2-3 different flavors of tea and coffee. This will create a variety and would not look like you only served tea for your reception.
Use your imagination and let your sense of play run wild for your backyard wedding reception. There is a lot less at stake when the reception is in your own backyard. Let this be your day and dress it up with dreams. Plant a flowering tree and decorate it with a commemorative plaque. With a little luck you'll dance in that gazebo on your fiftieth anniversary.
Typical themed weddings can also be planned on simple and easy budget. Try keeping with the seasons depending on what time of year your wedding is. For spring use wedding reception decorations that include light flowers and fresh colors. All summer themes think bold larger than life decorations and neutral colors. Sunset colors work great with fall weddings, and winter weddings are best to keep with lighter hues and shades. Example, color combinations such as burgundy and hunter, or wine and sky blue are just a couple of the many color choices for more formal autumn weddings. There are also many red, orange, and yellow flowers to go with this theme such as marigolds, apricot lilies, rust and burgundy hydrangeas. Rose petals are also great to use on tables, on parts of walkways or floating on water.
In case that you are contemplating strictly when it comes to gifts, then the perfect golden wedding anniversary gift ideas are gold pendants, rings (that they are able to trade), etcetera. Gold plated picture frames, exhibit items, very good luck charms, and so on make other fascinating golden wedding anniversary gift ideas.
The food should also be something that is consistent with winter, maybe pumpkin soup to warm those stomachs before the main course comes out steaming and promising another very warm encounter.