100th Birthday Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed 100th Birthday event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Celebrating a 100th birthday is truly a blessed time in one’s life, and it is only fitting to have some older music to go along with the party and add to the atmosphere. Music is normally something that people do not put on a party supplies list, but it can liven up any party and make the overall event come to life. Although there are many contemporary songs out today, for this party it is better to keep it with the Oldies but goodies. The music played at this celebration can vary a great deal and be a mixture of hymns, blues or famous songs from the past decade. More often than not, most people will find that the most important thing is to get a feel for what type of music the guest of honor currently loves, and what he loved as he was growing up or in his prime of life.

Some great ideas for song selections could include the following:
Amazing Grace- By: John Newton
What A Friend I Have In Jesus- By: Joseph M. Scriven
You Make Me Feel So Young- By: Frank Sinatra
My Way- By: Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight- By: Tony Bennett
Memories Are Made Of This- By: Dean Martin
For Once In My Life- By: Sammy Davis Jr.
More often than not, these Hymns and an assortment of songs by the Rat Pack will be a success and add to the event. They can be played softly while eating a meal, or loudly after the meal is over. Either way your guest of honor is sure to love them. Inspirational tip: Having an event outside with table covers will be from having centerpieces to weight them down, a staple gun is another option. Don't wait until the last minute to set up for a celebration, you will be hurried and stressed by the time the guests start to arrive. Pick durable items that will last longer and laminate paper ones to reuse at future gatherings.

In celebration of a family members or friends 100th birthday, make simple homemade party supplies for the occasion or special event. A 100th birthday is very rare and should be celebrated in an appropriate manner with unique items that make it extraordinary. For most hosts adding a special touch such as making handmade birthday party invitations or yard signs with the celebrants name (perhaps with an old baby photo) and with simple designs. This decorative touches will make planning for this festivity very unique.

Handmade 100th birthday party invitations can also include various important historical facts about the date the celebrant was born or other special events through the honorees lifetime. This small touch will demonstrate and allow guests to understand and appreciate how much of an accomplishment turning 100 really is for this special person. Most often the style of homemade 100 party invitations depends on the individual making the invitations. For this reason, the host should take styles and text from the 1910’s or use a more contemporary look.

Ensure to send homemade 100th birthday party invitations in a timely manner. Do not send invitations no later than 2 weeks before the party’s schedule date. Give guests an opportunity and plan travel arrangements. It is also important to state that the 100th birthday is a surprise party (if indeed that is the case). Tell guests where to meet and what time they should arrive and suggest guests bring gifts or food if they wish. Compare previous made 100th birthday invitations to gather ideas on how they can look.


Most people celebrate birthdays and other special occasions with cake and ice cream, but a 100th birthday party should be celebrated with more than just a traditional birthday cake and ice cream. Most people will find that having an assortment of cakes available will only add to the celebration and make the event very special. For the most part, a 100th birthday party will bring out a lot of people and therefore a variety of cakes may be in order. This small touch will add a great deal to the celebration and have the guests talking about it for months to come.

Many people take birthday parties for granted, but a 100th birthday party is a rare occurrence and deserves a very special cake or cakes. From a traditional white sheet cake to a three tiered cake with various icings and decorations, the choices for cakes are many. Most people will find that cakes vary from event to event therefore the addition of a variety of cakes will complement the party and make the celebration very extraordinary. The additional cakes for the 100th birthday party will only add to this celebrated occasion.

Party supplies, such as streamers, noise makers and balloons along with the birthday day cake will make the 100th birthday party complete. Furthermore, if only one cake is necessary for the 100th birthday party, then the perfect cake would be a traditional white cake with white, chocolate or butter cream icing along with beautiful roses, leaves and other designs. These small touches to the cake will be perfect addition to the 100th birthday party.

In the past decade more and more of us are celebrating our 100th birthdays with increasing amounts of glee. Many centenarians are not only alive, they are able bodied and eager to continue living their lives as they have been doing. The 100th birthday is considered something of a milestone marking wisdom and true life experience. More often than not, planning and organizing special events such as this is always rewarding. As such we should celebrate the 100th birthday as much as possible. It would be fun to decorate with an Over The Hill Party Theme and supplies to match. There is just something about those double zeros that makes friends and relatives want to come over and say congratulations.

You'll find plenty in the way of party supplies for this celebration. Most people enjoy coming together with family and friends for special occasions therefore having everyone organized in advance will make for a stress free day. Paper plates, napkins and tablecloths sporting the ever classic Happy 100th are just the beginning. Sometimes your new centenarian will have a sense of humor about his or her age and you can set up a humorous party. It would be fun to use a Golden Oldies theme also. Guests can give gag gifts such as adult diapers, and walking canes with rearview mirrors. Because seniors are probably most alert in the morning, a Brunch would be a great choice. The 100th birthday doesn't have to apply to a person either. It can, and is often the number used to celebrate the founding of a town or building. Therefore making it a great idea to make any type of special festivity or event.

After all, the world's largest birthday cake was created in 1989 for the 100th year celebration of the founding of a Fort Payne in Alabama. In any such case the celebration of the 100th birthday is bound to be a large event and you'll need to make sure that you have plenty of room for all the guests. The party can be held outdoors if the weather is nice or in a larger hall. Most local Senior Centers will have plenty of room and you should find that those operating the centers are usually more than willing to offer up some space for such an important celebration. That is as long as you ask them politely and well in advance of the occasion so that they have time to mark it on their books. This small touch will add to the celebration and make the gala very special.

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100th Birthday History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the 100th Birthday theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

When celebrating a 100th Birthday there is a lot of history that goes along with the birthday man or woman. Therefore plan an event that will be unforgettable and filled with informative activities that will keep everyone involved in the party. For the most part, when a person has reached this age in life a large celebration is certainly the order for the day. Most people will find that there are so many different ways to celebrate the person’s eligibility to join the centurion club.

Throughout the history of the United Kingdom, only the rich and royal celebrated their birthdays. As time went by, the commoners began to celebrate too. Tradition held that, on a person’s birthday, they were susceptible to evil forces therefore celebrating the day and getting rid of those evil forces was very important. So, friends and family celebrated and chased away those evil forces with celebrations and fun activities.

History teaches us that the entire field of astrology is based on the month and year that a person is born. They claim to be able to explain everything from the person’s future to their personality traits, by plotting which astrological sign the person’s birthday falls within.

Having lived through one hundred years of history and changes is reason enough for a major celebration. Invite everyone that knows the birthday boy or girl. Allow the guest of honor to take center stage as the entertainment. Have them talk about their life, and the things they have seen and done. Video tape them as they talk so the family can save it.

Decorate using things that are pertinent to the person and their history. This small touch will make preparing for the celebration very special. Post family pictures up on poster boards. Include pictures of the guest of honor that represent them throughout their lifetime. Point out accomplishments such as college, military service and or occupations they held through life.

Keep the party going, by serving heavy Hors D’oeuvres, canapés and other finger foods. Include some sweet desserts too. Go big on the cake and let it be the table centerpiece. Create a second gift table and assign someone to record gifts and givers to make thank you cards easier. Games will be most useful when selected accordingly to the age range of the participants. If a gathering will have finger food or hors d'oeuvrs, setup more than one area with the same item so all the guests aren't forced to crowd around one spot. Games will be most useful when selected accordingly to the age range of the participants. The history of 100th Birthday has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for 100th Birthday to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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