Milestone Birthday Party Ideas
Milestone Birthday Party Supplies
Birthdays are a fun time to celebrate, and the older we get, the more we have to celebrate! Here are some ideas and suggestions to maximize your party fun.
- General Party Planning Schedule
- First, decide on your theme. If you're considering a decade party, such as a 50's party, go to our page of fifties party ideas, and you'll see how many different themes there can be just for a fifties party! A 60's party could be flower power, hippies, Woodstock, peace, tie-dye, rock music, twist, upscale retro, etc.
- For a numbered milestone birthday party, incorporate the age into as many aspects of your party as you can, from invitations to cake decorations. We mention some of specific ideas below.
- Coordinate your party decorations with your partyware theme. Match colors, numbers, style, etc. For example: if you have a pink 25th birthday theme, get pink 2 and 5 candles for the cake; cut a 2 and a 5 out of one or two large sheets of poster board and attach to a wall; use a pink tablecloth, pink favor bags, pink balloons and ribbons (use different shades of pink for variety, or one shade of pink and some white).
- On posterboard, list some events that happend on the day the birthday person was born, and attach it to the wall. Make more than one if you find lots of interesting facts...or use regular paper or card stock, and have one fact per page, in large print. Be sure to include, most prominently, that the birthday person was born!
- Use our basic invitation templates for making your own invitations. In your favorite graphics program, create the front and insides of the invitations. Here are some ideas for milestone birthday invitations.
- If you have numbered cookie cutters, use them to outline the numbers on front of the invitations, and fill them in with colored markers or glitter glue. (If you want to run the party information for the inside of the invitation through your printer, of course you'll need to do that first!)
- Cut out your party sandwiches with number cookie cutters. Use them for making cookies, too!
- Use number cake pans for the birthday cake. Or make a regular cake, outline the numbers in the frosting with a toothpick, then fill in with colored sprinkles.
- If you're having pizza, use two colors of cheese, such as mozarella and cheddar, to make numbers on the pizza, one color for the background, one for the numbers. (If you're ordering pizza, ask if they can do this.)
- If you're having a musical theme, provide a dance floor. If you don't have room at home, consider what local venues could accomodate your party. Perhaps there's even a theme-related venue.
- If music and dance is an important part of your theme, consider having a dance contest.
- Play trivia related to the decade of the birthday person. Order a Trivial Pursuit set (some for decades) from our Amazon store, or gather your own questions. Divide into two or three teams, and take turns answering questions as a team, or as individuals on the team. The teams that scores the most points wins.
- Have a Karaoke party with music from the birthday person's favorite decade, or the decade in which they were born. If you need Karaoke CDs you can get them in our Amazon shop:
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