Turning 60 is a momentous occasion that is worthy of celebrating with family and friends. If you or a loved one is about to embark on this amazing milestone, throw a party that will be remembered for years to come!
60 is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated in a big way. Use these ideas as inspiration for planning the perfect party to commemorate this special occasion and make it a day (or evening) to remember.
No matter what the theme or location, make sure to include plenty of photos to capture all the memories of this special day! Most importantly, have fun and make sure the birthday honoree feels loved and appreciated on their big day.
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60th Birthday Party Ideas for Her
Turning 60 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate. Whether she’s “young at heart” or prefers a more subdued atmosphere, make sure her party reflects her unique personality. Here are some ideas to get you started
Host a Dinner Party
For the guest of honor who loves to entertain, host a dinner party with all their favorite foods and drinks. Make sure to include a few fun activities or games to keep everyone entertained throughout the evening.
Make it a weekend to remember by renting a cabin in the woods or by the lake. This is the perfect setting for some quality bonding time with family and friends.
For the ultimate in relaxation, treat the guest of honor to a day at the spa followed by a lovely dinner out.
For the lady who loves a good cup of tea, host a tea party complete with all the fixings. Serve finger sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of teas. Decorate with pretty flowers and china for a truly elegant affair.
If she enjoys trying new wines, plan a wine tasting party with different varieties from around the world. Serve some light appetizers to help balance out the strong flavors.
A Cocktail party is a fun way to spend the evening with friends. Make sure to serve tasty hors d’oeuvres and a variety of cocktails to keep everyone happy.
Girls’ Night In
For a low-key evening, invite the guest of honor’s closest girlfriends over for a night in. Serve some champagne and light snacks while you catch up on all the latest gossip.
Paint and Sip Class
A paint and sip class is a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends. Make sure to bring along some snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy while they paint and create their masterpiece.
For the birthday girl who loves a good challenge, plan a scavenger hunt around town or in the woods. Make sure to include some fun prizes for the winners!
Capture the guest of honor’s beauty with a fun photo shoot. This is a great way to get some new pictures for the house or for social media.
60th Birthday Party Ideas for Him
For the man who loves his brews, throw a beer party complete with all his favorite foods. Try out some new craft beers and have a friendly competition to see who can guess the most flavors. You could hire a bartender to do beer tastings and pairings. For an extra special touch get some personalized beer mugs or coasters made with his name and the date of the party.
If your Dad or husband enjoys a round of golf, treat him and his friends to a day out at his favorite course. Make sure to have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand for when they come off the green. You could also get some fun golf-themed gifts for the birthday boy like a personalized golf bag or a set of tees with his initials.
For the man who loves to take risks, host a casino night complete with poker, blackjack, and roulette. Make sure to have plenty of play money on hand and some fun prizes for the winners.
Hunting or Fishing Trip
For the outdoorsman, take him on a hunting or fishing trip with his buddies. This is a great way to bond and make some new memories.
Whiskey Tasting Party
For the man who prefers his liquor a little stronger, plan a whiskey tasting party. Set up a tasting station with different types of whiskey from around the world and let your guests mix and match to create their own perfect blends. Serve some hearty appetizers to help soak up all that alcohol!
Is the birthday boy a die-hard fan of his favorite team? Plan a sports party complete with games, snacks, and plenty of team gear. Make sure to invite over some friends who are fans of rival teams to make things interesting!
For the man who loves a good cigar, plan a cigar night complete with a selection of his favorite cigars. Set up a comfortable lounge area outdoors or in the garage where guests can relax and enjoy their cigars. Serve some tasty snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy and enjoying the evening.
Does the birthday honoree love to travel? Plan a party with a travel theme and decorate with maps, globes, and other items that evoke a sense of wanderlust.
Sometimes the best celebrations are the ones where the guest of honor has no idea what’s coming! Gather close family and friends together for an unforgettable event.
60th Birthday Gift Ideas
It can be hard choosing the perfect 60th birthday gift, but luckily we’ve got you covered. Here are some great gift ideas for the special man or woman in your life:
Personalized Photo Album
For all the memories of the past 60 years, create a personalized photo album that the birthday honoree can cherish for years to come.
Gift of Time
For someone who loves to relax and enjoy life, give the gift of time with a day at the spa, a weekend getaway or a spa gift basket
Personalized Birthday Cake
Make their cake unique with a personalized message or design. Have it made by a local bakery or try your hand at decorating it yourself. If baking is not your thing then buy a gorgeous cake and add a beautiful cake topper or try a no-bake cake.
For the person who loves a good homecooked meal, cook their favorite dish or make a special birthday dinner. Add a personal touch with a handmade card or gift.
For the person who’s hard to shop for, give a gift certificate that they can use however they want. Whether it’s for a new outfit, a day at the spa, or a delicious meal, they’re sure to appreciate it.
For the coffee or tea lover in your life, give a mug with their name on it. They’ll think of you every time they take a sip.
60th Birthday Card
Make sure to write a heartfelt message in their birthday card. They’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness and it will be a keepsake that they can look back on for years to come.
No matter what you do, make sure the birthday honoree feels loved and appreciated on their big day. Regardless of which route you decide to take, remember that the key to throwing a great 60th birthday celebration is making sure it reflects the guest of honor’s personality. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create memories that will last a lifetime!