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This is a guide about 60th birthday party centerpiece ideas. A person's 60th birthday is a milestone event that is often celebrated with fanfare and special decorations.
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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
Go to the library and print off a newspaper (at least the front page) and surprise him with the news of "his day".
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.
Do some Special things for him like putting his name, age, and birthday on a Coke bottle. I also took a picture of my hubby and put it on some MM'S.Your in invitations can be designed online with his favorite thing on it. How about putting his picture on the cake. I'm also having some of his close friends and several Pastors give encouraging words at the dinner. Don't forget to decorate with his favorite colors. Involve the family, especially the grandchildren. It's all about him and making him Feel Special! Love on him whatever way you can make every moment memorable. He will never forget all your efforts.
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?
If you just need a picture Google for one. I did a search for balance, scale, graphic and got all kinds of hits. Here are two:
"Zero to 60 in no time flat." My husband is a car nut, so it was a perfect theme. Cake had a race car with streaks in the back making it look like it was going fast. I really didn't do anything else, but there are many car related ideas.
Try searching for Blind Justice.
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
Hello! I am not sure how such a party would be received in your area, but here is an idea I sent in here a while back:
As it is a "60" party, you can simply leave off the zero and make it a 6th birthday party. XD
Whatever you do, I hope you all have a lot of fun!
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.
Do you have a suggestion for a really nice birthday gift for woman turning 60? Thanks.
By Susan from Tampa, FL
It comes down to two things. What she likes and what she would like to have. If she has collected something in the past or decorates with a particular thing she will like it.
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 have been married to my wonderful husband for 3 months and his 60th is 2 months from now. Having known him for only 1.5 years, I have no idea where to start on a party for him. His divorce was very bitter and he only has a couple of good friends, one of whom I have met. Any party ideas? I want to make him feel loved and special. He is a quiet, rather stoic person by nature, but very sentimental. An act of kindness makes him tear up.
Well, if he's likely to get all teary, perhaps a private function would be best? Why not plan a meal of his favourite foods and invite his favourite people? Small, intimate ...?
I am turning 60 in April. I plan to have an adult, all women, tea party first. I really want to have something really unusual for this and my party party. I want for the tea party that my daughter who models and dances is a part of it. But I don't have a theme. We are going to have the hats, gloves, and dresses, along with tablecloths and napkins. My tea cups are all different, nothing is the same, so I know it is shabby chic. Please give me ideas. I want to have everything in order by April 1. My husband made a suggestion of Southern Comfort or Madri Gras. Please help!
If your guests all will drink alcohol how about pouring margaritas from the teapot. No one will expect that!
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.
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.goo 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
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.
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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)
By Dena Roberts
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)
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)