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60th Birthday Party Themes - Great Ways To Celebrate Life

Written by Tim Lee

It is hard to plan a party for someone who is turning 60. For one, he's already had 59 birthday themes, so there's a slim chance of not repeating a theme from his previous birthdays. Secondly, the celebrant might not like celebrating his birthday party in the first place, as it reminds him of how "old" he is. However, these should not discourage you from planning the perfect birthday party for that special person. Here are some 60th birthday party themes that your celebrant will surely like.

One way of creating a theme is to think of the thing that he or she is most associated to, the first thing that comes to mind when his or her name is mentioned. It can be a hobby or interest. It can be as diverse as the Super Bowl, the Beatles, quilting, or the color pink.

If you want the party to be a bit formal, you can have a black and white theme, where guests wear black and white outfits. Guests bring old pictures that they have of the celebrant (in black and white, of course), which they will post to a board, forming a collage.

Another theme is Casino night. Set up some poker tables and slot machines, and let waiters serve cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. For a movie enthusiast, you can have a movie premiere theme, where guests dress like movie stars and strut down a red carpet.

If a lady celebrant likes the spa, you can organize a spa theme party. Invite some of her closest female friends, and rent out a room where they can have massages, skin and hair treatments, and a buffet table.

If the celebrant is more of the "fun" type, you can organize a karaoke night theme, where each guest sings her favorite songs. You can also have a Mardi Gras, Carnival or Fiesta theme, complete with costumes, masks and lots of dancing. Another fun theme would be a Luau party by the beach (or pool). For the kid at heart celebrant, you may organize kid's party theme, with balloons and party hats.

Whatever theme you choose, make it memorable for the celebrant. Hire a photographer to take candid pictures at the party, and place them in a scrapbook. Or you can make a visual presentation such as a slide show, or a video with her close friends giving their well wishes. Let guests write their messages in a book or message board for the celebrant to keep.


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Have a GREAT 60th Birthday Party!