Who said that a a over the hill party can’t be even more fun than your 21st? Whether it's your 60th birthday party, 50th birthday party, or even your 40th birthday, we're bringing you some must-have birthday party ideas to make your birthday the most memorable of all!
1. The Invite
First impressions last and no-one even want to go to a party that doesn’t sound like it will be a blast. Choose a fun theme and play around with words. Make a tombstone invite with a vulture sitting on it, looking down on your party info. Open with a catchy and funny phrase like “Jonathan is over the hill. Join us as we lay his youth to rest.” A cool invite will usually be kept as a memento.
This is where it gets really fun. Hit your nearest party store and look for some silly props that guests will enjoy playing with, like an inflatable walker.
3. The Photo’s
We all know what happens with party photos: either we take a hundred digital photos’ we never get around to sorting out or we print our photos and they silently fade away as we rarely look at them again. We’ve found the perfect solution to this problem in magnetic photos. Magnetic Memories is a company that will be on-site at your party and by using your fun props, guests can take crazy photo’s which will be immortalized as a magnetic photo you can display on your fridge or other magnetized surface.
4. The Decorations
Keep up the funny, dark sense of humor. Black balloons, empty prescription bottles, adult diapers are just some of the 60th birthday party decorations you can use. The Grim Reaper is also a nice touch. And besides, he can double as a Halloween decoration afterwards.
5. The Menu
Spice up the menu with some “elderly” ingredients such as prunes (for that stubborn elderly digestion) or Ensure formula (for when your glasses go missing and you can’t find your false teeth).
6. The Favors
This is where the magnetic photos come in handy. No need to ponder various 60th birthday party favors; it has already been sorted out by the magnetic memories party photos.
7. The Games
If you are afraid that the party might have some awkward silences or might need an ice-breaker, games are always a good idea. Create a roast competition; let family and friends tell embarrassing stories and just poke overall fun at you. Best “act” wins a prize (like the Grim Reaper.)
8. The Music
There’s a lot of music that’s in tune (pun intended) with aging. Create a fun playlist by taking songs like “When I’m 64” by Paul McCartney or “My Generation” by The Zimmers.
9. The Venue
Odds are that you and your friends don’t handle your liquor the way you used to. So, instead of adding to the expenses, simply have the party in the comfort of your own home. And if that’s not an option, try and arrange it at a friend or family member’s house.
10. Continue a Theme
Without realizing it, you might have already started a theme with previous milestone parties. You can easily incorporate your 50th/40th birthday party ideas and even reuse old party decorations.
We hope this makes your 40th, 50th or 60th birthday party the best and most memorable ever, especially since the odds of you remembering everything are getting slimmer and slimmer from here on out.