I need ideas for a 90th birthday party.
You could ask each person in attendance to contribute to a memory jar in which they would each write down a memory of the person being honored and then let him pull out some of the slips of paper and read them or have them read to him. This is something he can keep and pull out a nice or funny memory any time he needs a little lift. The jar could be decorated in any manner that would suite the recipient. (04/20/2008)
A wonderful thing I saw at a party I was to recently was find some favorite pictures of the birthday person and even family members and make a story board of her life with the pictures, also you could make a scrap book if anyone is into that. (04/20/2008)
I am in the middle of planning my grandmother's 90th birthday party and came up with this idea for centerpieces. She loves flowers so I am having her great grandchildren decorate flowerpots and then will plant petunias in them and use them as centerpieces. Then guests can take them home after the event. (04/23/2008)
This is what I did for a 100th birthday, but it should work the same way. I used bright colors, you don't want anything depressing when someone is turning 90 or higher. I found these sprays with the number 100 and stuck them in bud vases. I sprinkled number 100 confetti all around the tables. It was easy and inexpensive. (05/26/2008)
A really easy and inexpensive idea for decorations is old fashioned tea cups and saucers. You can set the center with lace doilies and then arrange a tea cup and saucer then fill that with lace hankies and strings of pearls (they don't have to be real ones) or any type of old-fashioned costume jewelry. This works well for a 50th anniversary too. Most seniors have a few tea cups and saucers that they don't use anymore and are thrilled to have a reason to dust them off. (06/06/2008)
For my father's 90th birthday we had everyone call a toll-free number and record their stories and memories.
We had about 60 people call-in from all over the country. We played the CD with all the recordings at the 90th birthday party.
To get the toll-free number we used a service called LifeOnRecord that can be found at lifeonrecord.com (07/07/2008)
By Deborah Otto
I did this for my parents' 60th anniversary, but it will work well for a 90th birthday. I made a CD of their favorite songs (from the 30s and 40s). Then made CD cases with as many different photos as I could find of them both. I had enough CDs so every guest could take one home. Everyone enjoyed looking at the different photos on the different tables. (02/10/2009)
We did this for my grandmother's 90th. And it could cost as little as nothing to what you feel is right. We made a donation. But we contacted the local high school and asked if their marching band would play and march down the street to her house and come into the backyard and play a couple songs for her. Bands are always up lifting and fun cause everyone loves a parade, right? And the high school band is always looking to practice. It was the most beautiful day in August.
We also contacted the local TV station to film the band and the party and then they interviewed my grandmother afterward. So it was on the news that night. This of course was all being recorded so it will be enjoyed for years to come. She still to this day talks about it. She'll be 92 next month. (07/20/2009)
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