Last Updated: Jun 30, 2017
You’ve probably celebrated their 50th and 60th birthday party but don’t let their 70th birthday party go by without a get-together. Turning 70 is a momentous occasion that should be cherished by family and friends. You can host a party for your loved one to remind them how special their life has been and still is. We’ve provided a few 70th birthday party ideas to get the party started.
70th Birthday Party Ideas
The birthday boy or girl has probably had their fair share of grand parties. You can make their 70th birthday party stand out by creating a personalized space rich in history and moments. From their favorite photos to timelines and themed tributes from loved ones, you can choose from a variety of creative 70th birthday party ideas below.
When it comes to choosing a party location, look for a family-oriented location or host at a family’s member home. This location should also be kid-friendly since the party will be multi-generational. Consider a local recreational center, a private room at their favorite restaurant, or a family member’s backyard.
Then & Now Party Invites
Choose party invitations that have a “then & now” design. This type of birthday invite allows you to showcase the honoree when they were a kid or young adult. You can print the invite as a poster as well to display at the celebration.
70-Page Photo Book
Create a special 70-page birthday photo book that summarizes 7 decades of life. In addition to photos, you can also include personal, heartfelt letters to him or her from every family member and close friend. These letters should share what the birthday honoree means to each of them, the qualities they admire, favorite memories and personal birthday wishes.
Share 7 images from the pasty by printing 20×30 photo posters and propping them on easels. You can choose both vintage and current photos that span over all 7 decades of the birthday honoree’s life. This is a creative way to mark each decade of their life and pay tribute to how far they’ve come.
Reminisce on the past and favorite memories by creating a slideshow with their favorite photos. You can include photos from different generations of the family and ask loved ones to contribute any photos they have. The slideshow should be a compilation of photos from the honoree’s life and milestones such as their grandchild’s graduation or an immediate family member’s wedding.
70 Messages from 70 Friends
Collect 70 messages from 70 friends for the honoree. You can round up a collection of sweet, humorous, and heartfelt messages and place them in a jar. Consider reaching out to close family members, distant family members, friends, past colleagues, and anyone else who played a role in their life. The birthday honoree will be surprised by the amount of people they’ve made an impact on.
Create a timeline of the honoree’s life from start to finish. You can collect and print photos from family and friends to display your timeline on a wall at the party. Make sure the timeline includes important milestones such as when they had children, graduations, wedding moments, and anything else special. Remember to print large photos so they’re visible when you create your timeline at the venue.
Party Music Playlists
When it comes to music, you can create a variety of playlists for the birthday boy or girl. You can create a playlist that takes them through their favorite decades. From classics as a child to their favorite music as an adult, playlists create a nostalgic flashback to some of their most memorable years (although the best is still yet to come).
Custom Birthday Video
Honor their 70 years on earth by working with a videographer to create a birthday video. Ask friends and family members to share their sentiments about the birthday boy or girl. From their favorite memories to messages of appreciation, you can create a heartfelt video. Be sure to include cute messages from grandchildren to add a bit of humor. You can also create your own compilation video and ask loved ones to send in video clips recorded on their phone.
Party Photo Book
After the party, create a birthday photo book full of the best photos from the birthday celebration. This allows your loved one to relive the joy of the evening and add a new photo album to their collection. Be sure to have your photographer take a new family photo at the birthday party to include in your photo book.