Celebrate a super senior's birthday with an amazing party
May 18, 2010
When it comes to birthdays, usually it's the little ones who get all the attention, don't they? For children, every birthday seems like a milestone.
Still, while we certainly care about the loves of our lives, we shouldn't forget the older folks that are part of our family and friends. When a senior celebrates another year on the planet, it's an important occasion. So why not celebrate it with a perfectly-planned birthday bash?
If you decide to throw a party for an elder person in your life, make sure you take the time to coordinate it. Your special someone has been around for a while, so they're going to recognize a thought-out soiree when they see one.
To start, design some birthday invitations. These should be adorned with the age of your guest of honor. While people in their forties and fifties may lie about their actual birth date, seniors often want to embrace it.
Next, plan out some birthday decorations. This is when you can really turn the event into something wonderful.
For starters, buy a bunch of balloons with your guest of honor's new age and hang them all around the room. If you're special senior is entering a new decade, this important number should be everywhere.
Also, don't hesitate to get creative. If you can find old photos that show them throughout their lives, feel free to frame and hang them up around the event space. You can even use your new creations as table centerpieces.
Finally, don't be afraid to fill the room with fun, humorous details. Try to discover what era your guest of honor loved the best, and use it as inspiration. If they adored the time they spent in the fifties, why not find a life-sized version of Marilyn Monroe and place it in the room?
Finally, you must stock up on birthday party supplies. Utensils, paper plates and cups are necessary for a shindig, since feeding your guests is a must! Still, the designs of these can be wild and crazy.
If your senior has a fantastic sense of humor, try finding plates that are adorned with hilarious phrases such as "Over the Hill," or even "What's One More Candle?" If they're a bit more serious, just try to keep it simple by using their favorite color as a theme. These items can even be more fun to buy than kids birthday party supplies.
Birthday parties for seniors can be fun and exciting. Life is all about challenges, so someone who has reached their golden years has obviously encountered a lot of obstacles. Celebrate them and make some new, wonderful memories.