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60th Birthday

Welcome someone special to their 60s

A 60th birthday party can be a major life event, a time when the birthday person can enjoy the company of friends and family while reuniting and reconnecting with people they may not have seen for a long time. Taking the time to plan an extra-special 60th birthday party is often just as rewarding for you as it is for the person celebrating their birthday. All the hard work is worth it when you see their face light up.

A 60th birthday party has some things in common with other milestone parties, but it is also a chance to focus on the special aspects of the occasion. Make the party unique with thoughtful and appropriate elements that the guest pf honor will appreciate.

Unique 60th Birthday Gifts

In addition to all the usual suspects when it comes to birthday gifts, here are some unique ideas for 60th birthday presents that will make the party extra special:

  • Antiques. These aren't just an apt way of poking a little fun at the celebrant's age; they can also be very valuable items that add a great deal of character to the home. Select an antique that speaks to the person's hobbies, interests or career.
  • Memory lane. Choose party decorations and party favors that hearken back to the birthday person's younger days. For example, instead of standard balloons and party streamers, decorate the venue with photos from the person's past. Get in touch with the person's siblings to see if there are any mementos from their childhood home left that you can borrow for the party and let your imagination run wild.
  • Timelines. Create a timeline of historical events, popular music, movies and other items of cultural significance that have taken place during the birthday person's life. Dot it with photos of the person at the various stages of their life and give them an irreplaceable memento of a great 60th birthday.

60th Birthday Party Ideas

As with other milestone birthdays for mature adults, a great 60th birthday party idea is to have the guest of honor do something he or she has always wanted to do. This is also a perfect time to throw a surprise party, because most people in their 50s and 60s have a lot of friends they haven't seen in years. Use the occasion as an opportunity to plan a reunion and watch the guest of honor's face light up with joy!

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