Who is responsible for throwing a retirement party, coworkers or the family of the retiree?
Retirement parties don’t have too many differences in etiquette from other parties. Party hosts should send out invitations several weeks before the event. When making the guestlist for a surprise party, ask a trusted friend or relative to help.
Companies often host retirement parties for their staff members. There can be a variety of parties for retirees, from a casual office party with cake to a departmental dinner to a formal dinner and dance extravaganza to honour the retiree.