After you retire, when should you have a retirement party?
Wendy: Honestly, the retirement parties I've attended were all done before you retire, or on the last day of work. A few times there were parties in catered halls and that might be the week after retirement, but that's rare. (I think!)
Why not do it the last day of work? Make it easier for the retiree to "walk out that door" one last time. It's not an easy day, it's kinda funny (you are happy and yet...)