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What Are Some Missionary Farewell Party Ideas?

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Missionary farewell parties can sometimes be gloomy events. Most people are sad to see their friend or loved one leave, but are proud of them and their mission's purpose at the same time. If you are planning one of these types of send-offs, choose appropriate decorations, activities and food.

No matter what religion your missionary is from, remember that the main party focus should be on the guest of honor, rather than elaborate or expensive decorations. You can keep this type of event simple, and hold it at the church or at your home. Many people decorate with colorful balloons and streamers, as well as make going-away signs. Incorporate important religious symbols if that fits your missionary's style and spirituality choices. Some people place several different photos of the guest of honor around the event space. If your missionary wants a lighthearted event, consider throwing a theme party around where he will be going. For example, if his mission is in Mexico, throw a Mexican-themed event with sombreros, Mexican blankets and mariachi music.

Missionaries often leave their home bases for at least a year, so you'll want your farewell party to include some memorable games and activities. Firstly, make sure someone takes lots of photos of the guest of honor with his friends and family. Some missionaries want to use their send-off event to make a mark on their home community. If your guest of honor loves music, consider renting a karaoke machine for the party.

While the food at a missionary farewell party is not as important as spending time with the guest of honor, the menu planning should not be overlooked. Many people serve the missionary's favorite comfort foods, foods that he will not have access to for some time. These types of food may include macaroni and cheese, apple pie or pizza. Some parties feature food from the distant location he'll be serving in. This way, everyone gets to experience a taste of the foreign land that will be the missionary's home away from home.

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