It’s true to say that 60th birthday parties can be some of the most lavish and most extravagant going. By the time you reach the age of 60, the children have usually left home, loans have been largely paid off and the need to get together with family and friends is more important than ever.
Here are a number of good 60th birthday party ideas to make it a very special event.
Marquee in the garden
This only tends to work in summer, but if you have the space, a marquee makes a great venue.
Hire a classy restaurant
This is what Lord Sugar’s wife did for him. She also invited along a number of celebrities such as Cheryl Cole.
Hire a band to sing
A band can make for some great entertainment. Elton John at his 60th birthday party had Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears singing at the bash. Obviously this may be a bit out of your league, but there are lots of local bands that you could use – particularly a tribute band.
This is your life
If you are arranging a party for someone else, you could do a surprise version of the TV show “This is your life”. If you get a video screen together you could get people who are unable to attend to send you a short video message that you can play at the party (ideally less than 90 seconds long). Ask them to make it funny.
Hire a hotel for the weekend
Why limit the celebrations to just one night? You could hire a country house for the weekend. You could include pamper sessions, and even shooting and fishing as well as the lavish meals.
Bake a cake
Why not bake a cake and add the the number 60 in icing. If you’re not confident to do it yourself you could probably find a cake shop to do it for you.
River boat party
You could hire a river boat for a party. These are great fun and can be found on many rivers such as the Thames and the River Severn. A jazz band or a dance band could go along with it very well.
If you are into country and western, then a cowboy fancy-dress party could go down very well indeed. You could all dress up as cowboys and Indians and a country and western band could work well. If you want a bit more fun you could arrange for a bucking bronco machine.
Hire a big villa
You don’t have to party in this country. You could take off to hire a villa in France, Spain or Greece. You could even do it in Mamma Mia style.
Do you have any other 60th birthday party good ideas? Why not leave them in the box below?
19 January 2011