My mum and dad had their golden wedding last year. My sis and I couldn't think how to celebrate - they are both nearly 90 and not hugely mobile, don't like going out at night, etc etc.
We took them to breakfast on the Saturday morning at the swankiest hotel (in Melbourne) as the both eat better earlier in the day than later. There were 12 of us in the party - aged from 90 down to 12 including 3 teenagers. It was a huge success including novelty value in being out for a 'wedding breakfast' and the teenagers had no other engagements that early in the day so only had to be hauled out of bed in time.
We gave mum and dad a copy of the local newspaper from the day of their wedding - which gave them plenty of opportunity to reminisce.
I have bought my mum and dad a personalised edition of Monopoly in the past. I think its something like www.mymonopoly.com.
I got this becuaes they have had a couple of companies together, and several properties. I also named the stations after their children, put their grandchildren in there somewhere too, also favourite holiday destinations etc.
Might they like something like that? Costs about £100 IIRC, and comes in a swanky sliver box. Nice cos it can be kept for years and handed down.
If you're looking for nice hotels in the Lakes The Samling hotel nr Windermere or the Drunken Duck near Hawkshead are on my list of Hotels to go to when I've robbed a bank. Both sound fabulous. So far have only got as far as a drink in the bar at Drunken Duck but may get to stay one day.
We got a huge garden pot and planted it up with all golden and yellow plants and flowers. We had a big family lunch party (14 of us) as a surprise at my house, golden helium balloons, we were all dressed up in golden clothes, wigs, glitter hairspray - total mess really, but huge fun.......
Very informal day, but lots of laughs.....