60 years of life is well worth a celebration. More than the typical cake and balloons, your 60th birthday party should be an extravagant bash filled with your loved ones, your favorite food, and some fun entertainment. Let PartySlate help you come up with a few unique 60th birthday party ideas.
We’ve searched through thousands of real event albums on PartySlate to find our seven favorite milestone birthday party ideas for your 60th. From themes to party favors, keep reading to find suggestions on how to make your milestone celebration one to remember.
1. Choose Your Milestone Birthday Theme Carefully
There is a lot of thought and consideration that goes into picking a birthday party theme. Whether you’re choosing your own theme or choosing for your loved one, it’s an important aspect of a celebration.
Get creative with a sports themed celebration or plan your party around the decade you were born – there is no wrong answer when it comes to choosing a theme. If you want even more inspiration for brainstorming birthday party themes, find 22 unique party themes you haven’t seen before on PartySlate.
2. Pick a 60th Birthday Party Venue That Wows
Choose a venue that is transformable and will be conducive to the atmosphere that you want to create. Make sure the venue you choose will be able to accommodate your party size, décor elements, and installations.
If you want your party to be in the sun, make sure you find an outdoor or rooftop venue. If you want to maximize your options to decorate and personalize the venue, a raw event space is the best fit for your celebration.
Search through our curated venue directory to find the perfect venue for you. Filter by location, party size, and choose your preferred amenities, such as a venue that includes A/V equipment or a dance floor.
3. Go Big With Décor
You only turn 60 once, so why not go all out with the milestone birthday décor? Two of the most classic party elements are interesting balloon arches and stunning floral design. We suggest adding unique décor moments such as signage, personalized pieces, and a cohesive color scheme.
A design team will be able to bring your party vision to life with balloons, florals, an exciting color scheme, and more.
Include a Classic Décor Item: Balloons
Balloons as a décor element add creativity and opportunities for your design team to make your celebration stand out. Use balloons as a backdrop for signage or hang them from the ceiling to add depth and dimension to your space.
Add Signage & Personalized Elements
Whether having your name up in lights has always been a birthday dream of yours or you want to keep it subtle with monogramed napkins, consider adding a personalized element to your party.
Have Fun With Floral Design
If you love florals as much as we do, we suggest adding them in wherever you can. From tablescapes to floral ceiling décor, pops of fresh blooms will add color and a sweet aroma to your celebration.
Create a Cohesive Color Scheme
Whether monochrome or an assortment of bright colors, a harmonious color scheme will pull your party together. Your design team will be able to bring your colorful vision to life.
4. Light Up the Party
Lighting sets the mood of any occasion. Get creative with this aspect of your celebration, and alter the lighting scheme throughout the duration of the party. A change in lighting can let guests know that something exciting is happening, such as signaling that someone is about to give a speech or that it’s time to hit the dance floor.
Hire an AV & Technology company to level up the lighting for your party.
5. Choose Between Small Bites, a Sit-Down Dinner – or Both
The dining style for your celebration is up to you. Choose between passing around small bites on trays, a sit-down dinner, or do both.
Small bites encourage mingling, while dinner parties are great for an intimate celebration where everyone can chat comfortably across the table. Hors d’oeuvres keep guests intrigued with rotating cuisine. On the other hand, a sit-down dinner is the perfect opportunity to display a beautiful tabelscape with florals, candles, and more.
Don’t forget to serve all of the celebrant’s favorite foods and drinks with the help of a fantastic caterer.
Pro Tip: Incorporate the theme of your 60th birthday party into the food selection. For more ideas on how to get creative with catering, read about our favorite catering trends of the year.
Serve Small Plates With Big Taste
Dine in Style With a Dashing Dinner Party
What is a Birthday Party Without Cake?
Hire a top bakery and dessert company to fill your party with all of your favorite sweet treats. Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies make any celebration all the merrier.
Don’t Forget the Beverages
From cocktails to mocktails, provide your guests with something to sip on throughout the event. Choose a caterer that can get as creative as you would like with your drink options.
6. Hire Entertainment To Grab Guests’ Attention
Hire an entertainment company — such as a live band, DJ, or performer — to engage guests. This serves as a talking point throughout your party and will assure that your milestone party is remembered for years to come.
7. Don’t Forget to Pass Out Party Favors
Make sure you thank your loved ones in style with personalized party favors. As guests leave your 60th celebration, have party favors on a table nearby or pass them out yourself. Browse through top party favor and gift companies on PartySlate to find the best fit for your celebration.
People Also Ask…
What is the best theme for a 60th birthday party?
Find unique birthday party ideas and the best party themes on PartySlate. You can get creative with your party theme or stick to a classic theme. Search through thousands of real event albums for inspiration and book your vendors and venue directly through our curated directories. You can filter for event type, location, and vendor type to find the perfect fit for your party. Click below for even more inspiration:
What kind of games can you play at a 60th birthday party?
Incorporating an interactive activity into your birthday party is a great way to keep guests entertained and engaged. Think about some of the celebrant’s favorite games, like a backyard game of corn hole or a personalized bingo game. Another interactive birthday idea is to put together a video of your loved one with pictures throughout their years that you can play during their celebration with the help of an AV & Technology expert.