Turning 80 is a big deal for anyone, whether it’s a mom or a grandma, and it deserves to be celebrated. However, there are a few things to consider in addition to finding the right birthday gift to make their 80th birthday one to remember. It all begins with selecting the appropriate theme and party ideas. To get your party planning started, have a look at our 80th birthday party ideas below.
80th Birthday Party Ideas
So, your mother’s 80th birthday is approaching, and you want to make the occasion memorable for her? If you ask me, the greatest way to accomplish it is to have a birthday party for her, with all of her children, grandchildren, siblings, extended family, and close friends in attendance.
I understand that throwing an 80th birthday celebration with so many people of various ages can be tough to plan and execute, but it is your mother’s 80th birthday. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see her smile and be happy with her life, surrounded by so many people that appreciate her?
So, scroll down and have a look at these unique birthday ideas that are guaranteed to impress your mother.
While planning the party, think about activities that the elder may be able to actively participate in. Also, factor in their energy and interest levels.
Use your imagination and these 80th birthday party decoration ideas to provide a memorable day for your elderly birthday girl.
Put up posters with different events or milestones from their life listed on top with blank spaces underneath. Let everyone in the guest list jot their own memories in the space given.
80th Birthday Banner
A very common party decoration can turn innovative if you just get creative. Design banners showing the elder with popular stars, movie celebs, presidents, royals, anything you can think of to make things fun.
Starting with the year your elderly loved one was born, select clothing from thrift shops that represent each decade of the person’s life. Encourage guests to dress up for fun photo opportunities using either a hired photographer or a rented photo booth complete with props.
Considering that an 80th birthday is meant to be a time for celebration, consider entertaining the celebrant and the guests in attendance with an incredible fireworks show. Of course, you would need to contact your local city hall to determine if you can light off fireworks. If you happen to get the green light, consider hiring a professional for the job.
For party favors, look for trinkets that will bring back fond memories of the birthday person for the guests. Maybe, print a picture of the person’s old home or beloved jalopy on a keychain. Or think of a photo cube paperweight with family pictures.
Personalized Photo Books
Another great idea is to personalize photo books with pictures of the birthday person alongside each individual in the guest list. And gift it to them as a souvenir.
Party Food and Drink Ideas
Take special care with the 80th birthday party food because both the 80th party honoree and guests may have dietary limitations.
Easy to chew foods
Ice cream, shakes, and puddings can all make an appearance. Ask the caterer to give you a menu designed for elders beforehand and involve the birthday honoree in selecting the items.
Bottles of wine
Exotic wine is always a great addition to the dinner menu of the 80th Birthday to raise a toast to them and celebrate their life.
Get all your family members to bring one special item for the party that the birthday person loves.
Consider getting invitations with more feminine accents if you’re hosting an 80th birthday celebration for Mom, Grandma, or another special lady. Pastel colors, pinks, florals, glitter, and other girlie decorations may be used, depending on her preferences.
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Party Games & Activities
There are many fun games to make sure your loved one has a blast on their 80th.
Movie star night
Everyone picks a movie star who reigned supreme during the teen years of the birthday person and prepares a short piece to enact. An iconic dialogue, a special gesture, even a famous scene – it can be anything that is easy to recall.
The guests take turns mimicking family members or friends, and the birthday person has to guess who it is.
Poker is an evergreen game, and all you need to do is arrange for poker tables, chips, and cards for a night of fun. Make sure your guests come with plenty of time on hand to enjoy the game thoroughly.
Make your loved one’s birthday one to remember because turning 80 isn’t something that happens every day. Given their age, the birthday person’s comfort is crucial, so make sure everything is well-organized and structured. This does not, however, preclude you from celebrating the octogenarian’s adventurous life with these fantastic 80th birthday ideas.