60th birthday parties are a wonderful excuse to get all your friends and family together to celebrate. As is true with any party, the important thing is to plan ahead so that everyone has the chance to pick up gifts and to reserve the time for the birthday person. One of the things you can do with your celebration is pick a time that was the birthday person’s favorite decade like the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s. Bring it a little closer in memory by having the best music from the times. Dress up in clothes that reflect that time and decorate the room as a favorite hangout place.
A birthday dinner can be the birthday person’s favorite dish. A great 60th birthday party ideas gift is a book that takes the birthday person through their lives with lots of pictures and stories. One could try and include pictures they have found of the birthday person and his or her friends. One could even go a step farther and make the book of memoirs on their own. Family trees are also a big bonus and wonderful to obtain for the sake of knowledge and curiosity.
Board games and cards can be added to the list for more variety in things to do, which can help to keep the party going and give guests something to do while they visit. Lastly, one could collect home movies from the friends and family and put them onto DVDs. If you are lucky enough to have this, it is great to show the DVD at the party. Someone, whether it be a guest, the DVD creator or the birthday person his or herself, can narrate or comment on the different films being played on the DVD; a great opportunity to take a trip down memory lane.