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)
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