Do you know someone who has a 60th birthday coming up? Reaching 60 is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated so here are some great ideas on how to plan a celebration for their big 6-0 that they’re sure to love and remember.
Have a Film Night
For film fans, what could be better than a movie night watching their favorite classic films? You could keep it low-key with popcorn and drinks at home or go large by hiring a projector and screen, which could be set up indoors or outdoors depending on the space (and the weather!) You could even make it a themed event with dress, food and drink to match the film’s era, like 1960s classic Hollywood, for example.
Have a Family Event
If you know they won’t want a fuss, then why not have a small family-focused gathering instead? Keep it casual and ask everyone to bring a dish or cake. For many people turning sixty, spending time with their loved ones and receiving thoughtful gifts and 60th birthday cards from their nearest and dearest will mean a lot more to them than having a big party.
Plan a Mini Getaway
Plan a mini getaway and invite along some close family members or friends to make the experience more memorable. This means that the celebrations can take place over more than one day and even loved ones who don’t typically live near to each other can join in with the fun.
When planning the getaway, consider if there’s anywhere they’ve always spoken about wanting to visit but have never got around to going. If you’re struggling for inspiration, think about what kind of break they’d like best – one with tranquil countryside, the bustle of a new city to explore or maybe walks on the beach and sea views? There are plenty of fantastic places to visit in the UK so you won’t have to go far to find a wonderful weekend break for a 60th birthday.
Host a Tea Party
For a truly refined way to celebrate their 60th birthday, host an English tea party in their honour. This works best with a small group of guests and can be hosted indoors or outdoors depending on what time of year their birthday falls.
You’ll want to make sure that the tea is served on your best dishes. If you don’t have any then china teacups and plates can often be found in secondhand shops or charity shops and they don’t have to be matching to look pretty. Tablecloths and vases of fresh or dried flowers can help set the scene. You could even ask guests to wear their best for the occasion. Then you can serve delicate finger sandwiches and pastries along with miniature cakes and the traditional scones with clotted cream and jam. To drink, you can offer guests tea, coffee or a glass of bubbly to toast the birthday boy or girl!