60th Birthday Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed 60th 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.


A 60th birthday party is an occasion to let music softly play in the background while the festivities are going on. Singing, dancing and having a great time with family and friends is what most celebrations are supposed to be like. Therefore, finding the right melodies and tunes for those special events is very important. From rock and country to jazz and blues, getting together with friends and celebrating great times or special events will make your event very popular. Party supplies should be kept simple to set the mood. Playing music softly allows the guests to eat and socialize without the sound being overbearing. If the guest of honor hears a tune that has a special meaning for them turn it up so that they can enjoy it.

The tunes should be slower songs to not distract the guests. Jazz music is perfect because it makes great background music, and was during the guest of honor’s time period. Selections from Louie Armstrong, Paul Chambers, Lee Morgan, and Roy Eldridge are perfect for this celebration.

If you notice that the guests are enjoying a particular song, just let them soak it in. You may even hear wonderful stories about a guest and a song. This is a great time to soak in the history, and enjoy what others have to share with you. This music will allow the party to remain pleasant and not too rowdy. You will find that the guests will enjoy this more. If you enjoy more current music this is a great time to listen to how melodies first started and notice how the guest of honor’s songs helped open the doors to the tunes that you love. Line wicker baskets with colorful cloth napkins that can be matched to a theme, while being used to serve food or hold things like utensils. With a spool of ribbon you can, tie napkins and dinnerware with a bow, make curly streamers, tie ribbon around chairs, add accents to floral arrangements, just go as far as your creativity will take you. Decorations help transform a room into something more for that special day so look forward to learning some exciting and creative ideas.

Create the best birthday party ever for a family member or friend using homemade 60th birthday party supplies. Celebrating a special event with outstanding event adornments, designs and materials are always a great addition to a festive celebration and fun designs that are perfect for guests of all ages will boost up the event and make the guests feel very special. More often than not, these colorful embellishments will add an excessive amount of attention to the celebration.Turning 60 years old is quite the achievement and should be celebrated as such. Homemade party supplies that come from the heart are a great way to show love and appreciation for the celebrant. There are numerous handmade 60th birthday party supplies that take little time and effort to complete.

Homemade 60th party supplies can include handmade birthday banners, centerpieces, invitations and thank you notes. A handmade scrapbook of various pictures, articles, news of the year the celebrant was born, and other significant items all can be included in the scrapbook. This will allow guests and the guest of honor to look back at their live and reflect or a life well spent. A more modern twist to the scrapbook is the slideshow. Take old and new pictures of the celebrant and create a slideshow in his or her honor Research may be needed to find the necessary amount of quality pictures.

Handmade 60th birthday party supplies can also include a balloon centerpiece. Take colorful balloons and group them together on place them on the tables or in corners of the party area that needs some sprucing up.


Party supplies and a birthday cake are often the best part of a 60th birthday party. Great tasting desserts and other tasty finger type treats are always a great addition to a special celebration. These extraordinary finger desserts along with other treats that are designed especially for this celebration will make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these great party foods and desserts will add a lot of fun to the celebrated event. Many people often celebrate a 60th birthday party with their family and a few friends. A perfect cake for this party is an Italian Cream cake. This cake can be made either round or as a sheet cake and often is decorated with icing such as butter cream. The cake itself is then decorated with the words, Happy Birthday.

Most often, cakes for a 60th birthday party may vary depending on the birthday person. Therefore, if the 60th party is for a male, then some type of chocolate cake may be in order. Therefore, a chocolate sheet cake decorated with milk chocolate icing and designed in a masculine style is perfect for a 60th birthday party.

Regardless of the cake that is chosen for the 60th birthday party, the theme of the 60th birthday party should be evident with the use of party supplies such as party banners, party streamers and balloons. Additionally, the 60th birthday party theme can be accomplished by having 60th birthday tableware, paper plates, cups and 60th birthday napkins throughout the party. These 60th birthday party supplies, in addition to the birthday cake will make the party complete.

Some people tend to stop celebrating their birthdays’ so by the 60th birthday the special day goes by with hardly any notice at all. There’s no need to let this happen. Your birthday has no meaning unless you get up and celebrate it. Nearly all event hostesses will find it very beneficial to plan the event in advance. From making a guest list to preparing the food, having a plan will make the celebration go off without a hitch. Simple hostess tip: Prepare for the entire celebration in advance and avoid adding any extra commitments or stress on the hostess during the preparation period. This simple tip will ensure that the hostess has a stress free and very entertaining time during the actual celebration.

As you get older it might be fun to start celebrating your birthdays with themes from your youth. The Silver Screen era was a big hit and it can be a big hit at your party when you use a Golden Oldies theme. Watch old black and white movies, and have the guests come to the party all dolled up like their favorite movie stars. You can buy lots of silver glitter to toss around and to scatter on the buffet table as extra decoration. Silver and Black dangles to hang from the ceiling can add a lot to the atmosphere of the party.

Or you can find some napkins and other party supplies with the number sixty printed boldly on the paper and plastic. There are usually lots of party supplies out there that can be found with the appropriate age printed on them, tablecloths, balloons, banners, plates, and cups and so on. You may even be able to find some party favors to give to the guests that have a witty birthday remark printed on them with your age and name as well. Perhaps something like, “Pam loves her birthday because now she’s turned sixty.” It doesn’t really matter what remark you say because guests will be happy to receive something special to mark the occasion.

An outdoor party for your sixtieth celebration can provide lots of room for a large number of guests. The scenery can be very refreshing, especially if you tend to spend a lot of time indoors. It's the perfect spot to host a 60's Party in honor of that decade.

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60th Birthday History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the 60th Birthday theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The 60th birthday is another milestone that history has declared a substantial celebration is in order. The person is getting older, and retirement is on the horizon. Children are grown and have flown the nest. Priorities have shifted, and life takes new directions. It is essential to celebrate these milestones with friends and family.Keeping the celebration lively and very entertaining as well as educational is important for guests of all ages. Sensational activities and other worksheets are a great way of bringing fun and entertainment to the event. More often than not, these activities will add a great deal to the overall celebration.

Most 60 year olds are over the initial shock of entering into their senior years and enjoy reviewing the history of their lives. They are still active, and have a lot left to give to their family and community. In the U.S., many people celebrate their 60th birthday with a major trip. Many times they wish to take the trip of a lifetime while they are still young enough to be able to enjoy it.

If a trip is not possible, a large party usually is. Invite the kids, grand kids and friends for a great cookout. Let guest socialize and interact with the guest of honor. A lovely covered outdoor setting makes a delightful place to gather a large crowd. Most recreational centers have areas for rent that are complete with picnic tables, grills and lots of space. Kids can run and play on the playground equipment while adults socialize and enjoy the splendid outdoors.

Whatever the theme or setting, a 60th birthday party is a brilliant idea. It helps the guest of honor accept the passing of time and the positive effects that their life has created. Life is so busy that it makes the perfect reason for everyone to stop and reconnect with the birthday boy or girl. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests. Sending out save-the-date cards is extremely important as the holidays approach and guests have a number of social engagements to attend. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests. The history of 60th 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 60th Birthday to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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