Today I am going to share everything for you to know to celebrate the best 60th Birthday party. I will share some of the perfect ideas you can’t find anywhere. As always, today as well I am going to share all the ideas based on my experience and research.
So what made me write about the 60th birthday party ideas. Actually it is because of two main reasons. First, on this week ahead, one of my friend’s mother’s birthday is coming. He is very curious to know how he can celebrate her mom’s birthday in the best possible way he can. He want to make her 60th birthday to be very special. So with a very curious and confusing face he came up to me and asked me “how to plan his mom’s 60th birthday party”, as he know I blog on birthday tips and ideas. So this is the first reason which inspired me to write.
Second one is for my own curiosity. Actually few months back I wrote an article for 60th birthday gift ideas but not written any ideas for the party. So this also gives me a reason to write another article where I can share everything I know and I experienced.
So lets get into the topic. You might be here for any of your friend, relative, or family member. She could be your grandmother, He could be your dad, friend, sister or brother. So instead of being specific I thought to give you my general overview over the topic so that these ideas can help everyone.
I always say that every birthday is special and age really matters. That means for an instance a 30th birthday is whole lot different then a 60th birthday party, Don’t you think?
We need to understand what we are actually looking for. In your case you are here to find some good ideas for 60th birthday party, right?
So what comes first in our mind when we first think of 60th birthday, is that the Person is turning old, may be age of retiring, may be the person is not that much interested into loud things, etc.. So keeping these things into your mind you can find what will go best in your case. Although I am sharing many ideas with you, but at the end you have to make the decision. So I would encourage you to think over it yourself first, then only go through my ideas.
60th Birthday party ideas
I hope you gave it a thought, So now lets dive directly into my list of ideas. I am sure you will be very happy to read as my creative mind gave me some amazing ideas that I have shared below. So here are the best 60th birthday party ideas. I am sure you will surely put some of these ideas in your party ideas list.
Memorable one hour Movie
This is the most amazing idea I have shared in the list. I visualized about the idea and it seems awesome. You might have seen movies in theatres in 70mm screen. Why not to make use of it for your birthday party. So what is the idea?
It is simple and amazing. You need to book a theatre to play a movie, I know booking a theatre for many is next to impossible, So they can use the projector and the big room, where they can use it. What you need to show in a movie is the story of the person who is turning 60.
Its about the life story of that person from his/her birth to turning 60, you can use it in a slide way show to make it a motion picture. For this you can use that person’s images, videos, some good background music, etc.. Make one hour story on life of that person. This is really awesome you know, that person and the guest will be very impressed with this idea. This is the best heart warming thing you can do for that person.
Why not a grand dinner for this grand occasion. So what I mean when I say a grand dinner? Any idea? Don’t be that curious its just a simple idea but good to share.
What if 30 to 50 people sitting on a single dinner table and having the dinner together. Have you thought something crazy like this before, most probably no. I think my brain is out of limits, every time I write any article I give an idea that is just crazy. Enough of priding myself, now come to the idea. You can call all his friends, family members, coworkers, relatives, etc.. and make it grand. Call as many people as you can to make this big.
70 & 80’s theme
Now you are celebrating his/her 60th birthday so most probably in 70’s or 80’s he/she might be around 20 to 30. The age where we are more into a world of imaginations and movies. These years memories are always and forever. So giving it a 70’s and 80’s birthday theme will make him/her remember all those memory of that era. He/she will revive all those memories of those years. For this you can use many things as following:
- Decorate the venue with 70’s & 80’s movie posters, dress style or may be, cars poster of those years.
- You can decorate the cake with his/her favorite movie of those years.
- You can use some props to make it more fun.
- Everyone can come dressed up correlating with those year movies, may be they can pick the characters of those movies.
He/she might have played a very important role in your life as father, mother, friend, etc.. So why not dedicate a kind of tribute to that person. Show how much you love that person by giving some dedications. You can dedicate anything you want on this very special occasion. Here are few suggestions on which you act upon.
- Speech – You can dedicate a speech to that person. In the speech you can raise some of the very close moments, relations, ups and downs, experiences, your opinion for that person. There are many things you can put in speech, it is up to you what all things you want to say in the speech.
- Music – You can dedicate any of his/her favorite music, may be you can pick the music yourself and dedicate it by singing. If you know any instrument, then that would be great to make the music dedication more presentable and sweet.
- Play – You can make a personalized play to dedicate to that person for his/her life. As I mentioned earlier about the speech. Same things you can express through a play. You can gather few people from his/her list of friends, relatives or family members to do this.
- Dance – You can dedicate a dance performance if you don’t have any options from the above. If you have never gave a dance performance, then don’t be afraid no one is there to judge you. Its just about dedicating something.
These were very few suggestions that you can pick from your own if you want. The idea is to include this “dedication session” for some time in any party slot. Believe me by doing this you definitely make the occasion very special and memorable. I would like to suggest you to do have this idea in your list as it is really worth trying.
The best surprise
The best surprise you can probably give is by calling his/her old school friends, colleagues, college buddies, etc.. All those people who are lost from ages. I think the person is going to be very emotional to see all those people together for celebrating his/her birthday. Isn’t it amazing surprise to find all old friends, colleagues, all together. If you ask me what would I feel when I will be 60 and my friends turned up to wish me, then probably my answer is that it would be the most amazing day of my life and in one word “Awesome”.
60th Balloon decorations
Be the kids and decorate the birthday venue with their style. When we were kids, we use to celebrate birthday with balloons and feel good when we see different balloons at the place. So why not to be the kid to rejuvenate the age. If specifically you are asking what I mean is using of 60th printed balloons for the venue. There are many online places from where you can get it done. or if not you can find any balloon shop near your place.
Mini Trip Birthday Plan
A trip party? How’s the plan? I know its something different. Celebrating birthday party at home or some hall is pretty obvious that anyone can suggest you and even you can also think about, but here my idea is little different or may be completely different. My idea is to celebrate the party near nature, may be by river side, mountains, near beaches. What say? I know you might got excited thinking about this idea and you should be because you want to make his/her 60th birthday to be special, so for this you have to do something different that you have never tried.
60th Birthday Cake
As I said earlier, every birthday is special and different so the ways of celebrating different birthdays should also be different. Cake I am talking about, you can decorate the cake with 60th birthday tag line or may be you can directly get it printed from any cake shop. Use your creative side of your brain for this.
Planning a party, theme and decorations has its own place, but gifts I recommend mandatory. Here I am not giving any declaration by saying that because that you already know that gifts are important and you probably have already planned some gifts in advance. Here I am telling is what kind of gifts you can get him/her. So by looking at the age bar I would suggest that you can gift something related to health, his/her interest or personal use stuff.
If you have a big lawn, then probably you can plan out the party for the lawn. You can organize some games, music, dance to utilize the big space. For me the lawn parties are awesome so I thought I can share it with you as well.
You can plan out some games and activities for the party where everyone can engage and enjoy. There are many games you can find online, pick few games and organize them for the birthday person and the guests. Games make any party fun and enjoyable, so I think you must put this in your to do list.
Roast the occasion
What? Roast? LOL. I think you took it in a wrong way. I am not telling you to grill or roast the guests but it is the slang which generally used for humorous mock or well timed jokes. You might have already seen many Celebrity roast videos on YouTube, if yes then let me clarify it. I am not saying to go there way, because they go way beyond to hurt anyone sentiments. My idea is very simple, just to create humor and crack jokes in a healthy way to each other to make the occasion more eventful. You can list this, if you are planning out the party on paper.
More 60th birthday party ideas – Updated
Wine and chocolates
Having Wine and chocolates party theme idea will add some fun and delight in celebrating his or her 60th birthday. Everyone will joyfully raise a toast of wine at the 60th birthday party and the distribution of chocolates will be a treat to the assembled guests. Everyone will like the Wine and chocolates theme party and will also share it to others.
English tea party
Having an English tea party for the assembled guests on your 60th birthday can just be fantastic and awesome. You generally have to have your best dishes, candle holders, table linens and fresh flowers in vases etc for the party to give it the perfect ambience to celebrate. Tell your guests to wear English clothes of Victorian age for the theme party for that extra fun. Then serve delicate sandwiches, variety of pastries, jams and scones at the party. Also serve your guests teas of different types including herbal tea as per their preference. Also serve hot cider and hot coffee to guests at the party.
Gone Fishing Party
You can have your 60th birthday party theme with fishing. Fishing can be done any time of the year, especially in summer. You can create a fishing village ambience at your party by wearing fishing costumes and show that you really like fishing. You can take fishing net and go out for fishing and catch some fish in a nearby river or lake. You can then bring those fish at the party for roasting and cooking and serve it to your guests. You will love this type of gone fishing party and your guests will appreciate you for this unique theme.
Folk Dance Demonstration
On your 60th birthday you can keep this theme of folk dance demonstration at your house. You can call the guests to see the dance demonstration. Near to your home you may be having a cultural centre or a performance arts school or a dance studio. You may then call them for your birthday party to perform a dance demonstration and speak with them about their tradition and dancing performance. Then serve refreshments to the assembled guests and the dance performers.
A Cultural Dinner Series
This 60th birthday party theme is perfect for foodaholics who like to study, taste and serve foods from other lands or from other countries. Table decorations which are simple will fit in the party theme and will complete the party ambience. You can play music in the background and keep in display handiwork of traditional crafts. The people whom you have called for the party will like different types of food variety you are serving and the display of handicrafts at the party.
The party goers and guests who will be coming to your place will love the pirate party theme for your 60th birthday. Make this a simple and fanciful affair for your guests. Make eye patches out of black paper and construct tri-cornered hats. Then add gold, black decor, silver, pirate flags, crossbones and skulls as decoration. Then place a treasure box with candy gold coins in it. Find some accessories at a party supply store near you and put some swords in the background to give it a pirate ship feel. Also get some ideas from pirate movies like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Treasure Island’ and make this pirate party theme a memorable event for your 60th birthday.
60th birthday party favors
Although memories are the best souvenir of a wonderful evening, it’s always nice to send your guests with personalized gifts that celebrate your big day. Here are some 60th birthday party favors
- Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers of milk or dark chocolates having a personalized message on it
- Mint and Candy Tins
- Photo Cookies
Easy Karaoke Evening
Everyone loves music and singing and to keep the Easy Karaoke theme on your 60th birthday will make everyone happy. You can a play a CD or rent a Karaoke machine for playing the Karaoke music at your party. Those who love to sing will surely like this occasion of singing on the Karaoke and for those whose voice is not that good they will still love to sing on the Karaoke as it will give them enjoyment and fun.
In Karaoke all your friends, relatives and guests can take part and enjoy the music and those who participate will make them sing while he is singing on the Karaoke. They will love to sing old sweet melodies on the Karaoke and will dance on the songs. Each guest will be lined in a queue and will be given his favourite song to sing at the Karaoke. The music played by the Karaoke on the song and the guest’s singing will enthral the audience.
The Karaoke is a music box in which your favourite song plays along with the music and you have to just sing on it and make the audience sing along with you. The music played on the Karaoke is original and you have to just fine-tune your voice and sing the songs melodiously on it.
Nowadays in many parties people use Karaoke as an entertainment instrument on which a song is played and you can see the song and sing it on its melodious tune while entertaining the audience.
Melting pot of memories
You would love calling your co-workers, old friends from high school, ex-ones and college roommates, find out if possible your favorite teacher from your school or college days as an old teacher can add a magical touch to your 60th birthday party as she will add and share some funny and mischievous moment of you to the your assembled friends. Call your uncle, aunties and neighborhood aunts at the party and let them share your memories regarding you to the assembled friends. I am sure everyone will like this unique party of sharing your past memories.
Old time Costume party
You have yet another idea to celebrate your milestone 60th birthday with your friends, guests and relatives by you wearing and telling them to wear Renaissance or medieval costume party. It will give glamour and add ambience to your party. You can bring an old time costume party feel right from the printing of invitation cards to your party by having on it a picture of castle, old fort or chateau. Let the guests decide what to wear at the party while you become the king or queen while presiding over the party while the other guests will become your courtyards in their own costumes and characters. Let the knight dress in shining armour at the party and decorate the area with shields, castle backgrounds, paper swords, decoration, gold and black tableware and balloons. Serve only foods which will be eaten by finger. Serve cranberry juice for the party toast to the quests and do elaborate settings with many candles to give your party a dramatic effect.
My 60th birthday party experience
I have experienced my grandmother’s 60th birthday when I was a kid, I really don’t have much memory of that time but yes one thing I really remember is the gathering of many people. My dad booked a big hall to celebrate her 60th birthday. And yes I remember one more thing that my grandmother gave me 500 bucks, LOL. This was my experience, what is yours? Do share what are your experience of celebrating your dear one’s birthday or may be if you already have.
So how do you find my list of 60th birthday party ideas. I waited for so long to find and write all the unique ideas which no one is telling, so I hope my efforts are worth if these ideas are helpful to you. Nevertheless if you have any thing to ask, then feel free to do so. I would love to help you out.