Should the moment arise for a sponteneous celebration, a celebration that has been 50 years in the making, then you need to be prepared. Since it will be a historical occassion, have the champagne ready. You can quickly chill a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket, but that will take 20 minutes out of your celebration, or you can place a botle in the lowest shelf of your refrigerator where it will take 3 to 4 hours hours to chill, but once chilled, it will be ready when needed.
What type of champagne or cidra? Find the most expensive best champagne that you can afford. Forget the budget, this is not the time to be cheap! It has been paid with blood, sweat and tears. You will be celebrating for thousands of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles that never lost hope, but did not live to see the DAY!