How to Throw the Best 60th Birthday Party Ever

Last updated on June 3rd, 2022 at 11:16 pm

60th birthday party ideas

Now that you have decided to celebrate your 60th birthday party at home, you must be thinking how to make it special. Or maybe you are wondering what to do with the idea of celebrating 60th birthday at home. Well, my friend, I am sure you will be very happy to read as my creative mind gave me some amazing ideas that I have shared below.

As you all know that a 60th birthday is a very special day of a person. After 50 years a person has a lot to celebrate and I am sure you would like to make this place an unforgettable day for your dear ones.

1. 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 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.

It’s about the life story of that person from his/her birth to turning 60, you can use it in a slideway 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 the 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 heartwarming thing you can do for that person.

2. Grand Dinner

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 it’s 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 an 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.

3. 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 memories of that era.

He/she will revive all those memories of those years. For this you can use many things as follows:

  • Decorate the venue with 70’s & 80’s movie posters, dress style or maybe, 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, maybe they can pick  the characters from those movies.

4. Party Dedications

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 a 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, maybe 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 a 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 given a dance performance, then don’t be afraid no one is there to judge you. It’s 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.

5. 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 an 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”.

6. 60th Balloon decorations

Be the kids and decorate the birthday venue with their style. When we were kids, we use to celebrate the 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 where you can get it done. or if not you can find any balloon shop near your place.

7. Mini Trip Birthday Plan

A trip party? How’s the plan? I know its something different.

Celebrating a 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 a little different or may be completely different.

My idea is to celebrate the party near nature, maybe by the riverside, mountains, near beaches.

What say? I know you might be 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.

8. 60th Birthday Cake

As I said earlier, every birthday is special and different so the ways of celebrating different birthdays should also be different.

The cake I am talking about, you can decorate the cake with 60th birthday tagline or maybe you can directly get it printed from any cake shop. Use your creative side of your brain for this.

9. The gift

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.

10. Lawn Party

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.

11. Fun 60th birthday party games

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.

12. 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 Ideas for the 60th birthday party

1. Wine and chocolates

Having Wine and chocolate 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 chocolate theme party and will also share it with others.

2. 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 ambiance to celebrate.

Tell your guests to wear English clothes of Victorian age for the theme party for that extra fun.

Then serve delicate sandwiches, a 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.

3. 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 ambiance at your party by wearing fishing costumes and show that you really like fishing.

You can take a 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.

4. 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 center or a performing 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.

5. 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 ambiance. 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.

6. Pirate 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 entertainment ideas- 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

1. 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 favorite song to sing at the Karaoke.

The music played by the Karaoke on the song and the guest’s singing will enthrall the audience.

The Karaoke is a music box in which your favorite 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.

2. 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.

She will add and share some funny and mischievous moment of you to 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.

3. 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 ambiance 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 the 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 armor 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 is your experience of celebrating your dear one’s birthday or maybe 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 anything to ask, then feel free to do so. I would love to help you out.

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