It's fun to plan a memorable occasion for this landmark celebration. This guide contains 60th birthday party ideas.
I need party favor ideas for my sister's 60th birthday party. My sister is a very low keyed person. Outside of her husband, kids and grandkids, she loves going to church, helping the elderly in the community and cooking for her family and friends.
July 4, 2012
If your sister is low key and enjoys working with the elderly flower pots for the center pieces would be a wonderful way to spread some joy with the elderly the day after the party. She could extend her birthday by floral gifts for the clients she works with. Also why not invite all her family and friends to share some of their favorite dishes in a carry in and share the recipes in a new book for her to enjoy for years to come. Be sure to take plenty of pics to put into the book also!
I'm having a party for my husband's 60th birthday. I would like to have the theme with a balance scale, but can not find a picture or any ideas. Could you please help?
The party is in Goa. I would like some ideas for games and decorations related to great party. Please include some couple games.
By Dipti from India
June 4, 2013
Cut out rectangles from colored paper & draw a flower on the front or other design. Fold the rectangle in half, so that it will stand up on a table. On the cards, write a question and answer about the celebrant's life, such as "Where was ___ born?" And then write the answer. Or where they first learned to drive. Questions can be trivia or major events in their life. We did this recently at a party, with the cards displayed on a gala table. We also wrote a birthday song with the words printed out so everyone could join in the chorus. You can write words to an already-familiar tune. If you know anybody that plays a musical instrument, definitely let them give a musical tribute (short) to the celebrant. Take a group photograph and make copies later on to give one to everybody.
I am planning a 60th birthday party for my husband in April. We are having it in the church social hall. Any ideas are welcome to make this his special day. Many thanks.
By Gail from GA
October 24, 2012
Hi Gail! Did you get any other 60th birthday party ideas? I'm throwing myself a 60th birthday party next month, and I'm starting to worry that it'll be boring.
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Do you have a suggestion for a really nice birthday gift for woman turning 60? Thanks.
By Susan from Tampa, FL
July 20, 2010
Take him on a weekend out,to watch a game that he likes. To watch a movie. Just a drive to No where and spend time together.
I am having a birthday party at a nice restaurant for my hubby who is turning 60. He has never had a birthday party before. I asked adults only, and for it to be an all white attire party. I need a theme and cake decorating ideas please.
February 28, 2014
Have your guests wear one black rose (dollar store) in their lapels or their hair. Make the cake black and white with 60 tiny red roses. Then so that he is well "Red (Read), order him a fake news paper and put the stories of his life that they will print on the wall behind the cake. You might want to order two, as you can turn each page over and display that story, too. I hope that helps. You can find the companies that make them by googling fake news paper and this is a good start. https://www.google.com/search?q=fak ... 0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=653
I would like to arrange a party for my wife. I intend hiring a hall and will have around 50 guests, including four 3-5 year olds, 4 teenagers, and the rest mums and dads and friends (similar age).
But what about a theme? I have read some on the net. Any success stories?
By John G
March 4, 2012
How about a theme around her interests:
Gardening: have flower pots as centerpieces with silk flowers,tools for gardening and seeds are some of the fillers. Have her cake on a garden cart, napkin rings with ribbon and silk flower.
Crafts: any items she could use as fillers, paint brushes, paint, material for sewing crafts. For painting items you can use white freezer paper and make cheap table runners by "spilling paint". For the sewing gal, use buttons like confetti, tape measures (cloth ones) for ribbons around napkins, or jars and use them to put flowers in. My mom's 80th is coming up and I am doing the garden theme. You can also do birdhouses and greenery. A lot of these items can be purchased at the dollar stores or thrift stores.
I am planning a fabulous 60th birthday party. I need some suggestions on an elegant, tall center piece using fresh red and white roses. The vase is tall.
October 16, 2011
I once received a gorgeous tall arrangement that was stunning. When flowers died, it was interesting to see how the florist rigged it up. The vase was about 3 1/2 feet tall. The inside of the vase had that green florist foam, sponge, or what ever that green stuff they use to stick flowers in, so the flower stems and filler (baby's breath) were not really 4 1/2' tall, but sure looked like it since they were stuck in the florist foam that was snuggly stuffed in the opening of the vase. The flowers were arranged like any other arrangement, lush and very full. Then cascading down the vase here and there was ivy. Very pretty.
By Hafeela 4
We are having an old classmates get-together with dinner along with our spouses to celebrate our 60th birthday.
Could you please give me an idea for a dining table centrepiece using the figures '60' together with some floral decoration. It need not be very elaborate as I need to make around 7 to 10 for the number of dining tables.
Shall appreciate if I could have a favourable response by the 31st May 2013.
I am trying to come with a theme for my mom's 60th surprise party. I am trying to think of something that won't make her feel old and I want it to be fun. I already have the caterer and hall for the party, I just need a theme. Any ideas?
Elefantfan1 Festus, MO
I'd go with a subtle "Sweet 60" theme. Subtle so she feels special and not uncomfortable. Maybe a coursage with pink rosebuds and a little gold worked into the ribbon. Same colors for table and cake decoration. Invitations and cake can read "Sweet 60". Mostly, I'd hire a professional photographer and have a nice album, the kind that can sit on her coffee table, made from the photos. She can have posed shots of family and special group pics with her and old friends. The photographer can mill around and take lots of candid pics. We did the photographer thing for a special birthday for my mother and the album is now a prized possession. I have a framed photo of all the female family members with big grins showing just a little leg for the camera. (03/01/2006)
By Miz Lou
Just forget her age and plan the party as if it were for another person your age. From a 60 year old woman. (03/01/2006)
I will turn 60 in less than 2 weeks. My Daughter is planning a party (That I am not supposed to kmnow about. LOL) that is going to be like a kids party, even down to playing "pin the tail on the donkey". I think she has invited a lot of people and they think it is going to be a lot of fun. I am a kid at heart anyway. Good luck on your party planning. (03/01/2006)
How about a DJ and 60's music, that's a lot of fun. Also invite your guests to dress 60's style. Have a guest book with a column for "comments" and plenty of disposable camera's around for pics. You could even hire an "Elvis". (03/02/2006)
A great themed 60th birthday party is 50's memorabilia. Decorate with rock and roll memorabilia, records, guitars, and an inflatable juke box.
I have been thinking about a party for my husband for his 60th. Reading through the comments I thought maybe adding a historical timeline of events that have happened during his lifetime. It woudln't have to be just historical, but things like VCR's and stuff too. Good luck with the party. (03/21/2006)
I am planning a party for my dad and like he loves the New York Yankees we are doing it all blue and white pinstripes all the guest are to come with Yankee apparel or at least in blue and white and I even got the Yankees to send him a autographed picture so it will be fun good luck. (04/14/2006)
I am doing a 60th birthday for my mother and I have taken all the pictures and video I could find of her and collabarated them onto a dvd. We are going to show it at her 50 and 60's costume party. (09/14/2006)
I'm having a 60th birthday party for my mother. Can you help me with ideas for favors? Thank you.
Monique from Brooklyn, NY
You could find pictures of your mother from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and so on. Make posters using the pictures and other sayings, fads, photos, etc. that are representative of that decade. Also, you could have cocktails and appetizers that were trendy during those decades displayed in front of the posters. For example, the 40s would be when she was a child. Kool-aid, punch etc. was popular back then. The 80s were all about champagne, wine and cheese. You get the idea. (09/17/2007)
I'm doing centerpieces with items from my mom's life in the center of each table. I'm going to make little vignettes. For example, she still had her first baby doll, the cake topper from her wedding cake, a prize she won in high school for a home economics class. I'm going to try and arrange the stuff under glass so it can't get messed up. I'm hoping it'll be a little conversation starter for everyone. (06/14/2008)
I am having a surprise Prom themed party for my mom's 60th. The cheesy balloon arch for "Prom Pictures" of the guests, carnation centerpieces, a DJ that will play 50's music, the crowning of the Prom King and Queen (my mom and dad), etc. Hopefully it will be a good time. Hope this helps. (07/05/2008)
My family is throwing a surprise 60th for my mom. We custom ordered invitations in chocolate brown/hot pink. These will be the theme colors for the party. We have rented a party truck that makes all gourmet pizza's in the brick ovens right off the back of the truck. They also supply salad, cappuccino, and gelato. We will have guests bring appetizers or desserts if they ask what to bring. We have ordered stainless steel individually boxed pizza cutters for favors.
The tables will be decorated with hot pink cloths and the centerpiece will be a wine glass filled with whole coffee beans (chocolate brown) and a votive candle lit in each. The stem will have a faux hot pink Gerber daisy and matching bow. We are making a tree by painting a branch and then cutting out different size 6s and 0s and placing pictures of my mom through the years in them and hanging them on the tree. We have also ordered brown and pink balloons.
We ordered a picture of the 3 grand kids specially framed and personalized with "Mimi's girls" on the bottom and all the kids are dressed in chocolate, brown, and pink. We have also custom ordered a chocolate mousse cake with hot pink icing. There will be Italian music playing in the background and we will buy red/white wine and place custom labels on them with a picture of mom and date of party. We are playing some games and have thought about playing something that was popular during the 1950's.
We are going to give out retro candy (Mary Janes, dots on paper, etc.) for game prizes. We have also researched and printed up some fun facts from the 1940-50's and will frame and place them on the tables for guests to enjoy. I hope all this helps. Happy party planning. (10/04/2008)
By Nicole from CT
We are having a 60th birthday party for our mom this weekend. A surprise. We hired a male stripper that will dress as a nerd and be disguised as a DJ. I think it will be hilarious. (10/28/2008)
Great ideas on here. I plan to have rainbow-colored decorations to signify the 60s and because my mom likes rainbows. I've also got a rainbow colored trivia game where people have to fill in blanks about my mom, and a rainbow collage with my mom's name spelled out with adjectives for each letter (ex. A for amazing, ambitious, affectionate) and around it are images that reflect her, like a Scorpio sign, a salsa dancer, avocado (she loves em), Statue of Liberty (she lived in NY), hippy cartoon, the Beatles, etc. The cake will be rainbow. We will also have some photographs of her younger years, plus photos today. I was originally going to do a Sweet 60, but now it is a bit more of Nifty 60s. (11/12/2008)
My sister an I are throwing my mom a "sexy sixty" party. We're playing "pin the perkies" instead of pin the tail. (01/20/2009)
I did my own 60th. My theme was, "'It's my party and I'll cry if I want to', but I've decided to celebrate, so come celebrate with me". It was a great party, so many people thought that my idea was a lot of fun. Had music from the 50's and 60's. Great time for everyone (02/13/2009)
I am having a 60th birthday celebration for my mom at a super expensive suite. My dilemma; I have to cut corners on the food. What can I do that I don't have to cook?
By Nichole from CA
Fix only sandwiches and serve water. (12/05/2009)
-Finger sandwiches: Tuna, ham salad, egg salad
-Chips: Tortilla with salsa and french onion dip
-Drinks: Kool-aid, punch, lemonade
-Dessert: Cookies - peanut butter, sugar, etc.
Or buy Little Debbie snacks and cut them up. Peanut butter wafers were popular at a church I went to. And duh, birthday cake! :) What was I thinking? (12/05/2009)
I went to an 80th birthday party a few years ago, at the person's home, and I thought what they did was great. It did include having to cook one item, a large ham. The ham was put on the table with lots of crusty bread, cheese, butter, bowls of salad, dried apricots, dates, and condiments, pickles, mustard etc. No one was served, everyone just cut their own bread, and made their own sandwiches to their liking. There was fruit salad and cream for dessert, and a birthday cake. (12/07/2009)
You could have a "dessert party" and serve a couple of different flavored birthday cakes, some bakery bought cookies and dessert bars, and a large platter, or 2 or 3, of fresh fruit. For drinks, you could have coffee, tea, and some fruit punch. No one remembers the food, they just remember the fun! (12/08/2009)
Mix cream cheese and sour cream, then add whatever you want, ie chopped olives, shredded cheese, chopped meat, peppers, etc. Spread on tortilla and roll up. When ready to serve, just slice the rolled-up tortilla. Pretty and delicious. (12/08/2009)