Turning 80 is quite an accomplishment, and it should be celebrated, and because your existence as a person and grandchild of your grandparent, pretty much all thanks needs to go to them. To give them them love and respect they deserve we want to give you a little help on how to throw a 80th birthday party to celebrate such a significant accomplishment.
So What Do You Need To Make The Party A Success?
Incredible Guest List
A party is only as good the people that are at it. So making sure you put the time in to find all the people your grandparent would like at the party will take some work, but it will be worth it when you can bring friends and family together that they have not seen in ages. You will need to start on getting the list put together early as it is going to take a bunch of time to track everyone down as well as get the correct addresses you will need in order to send out the party invitations.
Pick A Theme
There are plenty of entertaining themes to choose from as well as locations. Check with your grandparent to see what they would like best. Put together a list of ideas and then let them select their favorite. A few ideas to get you started would be a tea party, outdoor evening, their favorite restaurant, tropical theme, or glitter, and gold. However, there are tons more to choose from, so do a little research and find the options you think would best fit your grandparent and then let them pick.
Birthday Party Invitations
Once you have the guest list locked down, you will need to make sure you get each guest the 80th birthday invitations. You will want to send the bday party invites no later than six weeks before the event to get the best attendance possible. Six weeks give guests enough time to make arrangements to travel as well as move other obligations to attend. Once you have your theme for the party you will want to make sure you incorporate that style into your invitations. This will help your guests know instantly what type of party they will be attending. It is also a good idea to include the dress code at the bottom of the invitation so there is no confusion.
You want to make sure everyone will mingle, and games are a great way to do that. Just keep in mind you will have a wide range of ages, so pick games that can be enjoyed by all. Competitive games are fun to help bring people out of their shells and make great conversation starters later on in the party. Make sure you don’t skip games altogether as they are a great addition to any eighth birthday party. A few fun games that everyone can play are 20 questions, bingo, or who am I. These are just a few ideas but a quick Google search will give you a ton of other ideas that are sure to be a hit.
Now, so everyone has something to take home to remember this magical night. Don’t settle for something simple like a bag of candy or a little thank you note with a small favor stapled to it. A much better option is creating something personalized to give to each guest. Creating a custom party favor such as a custom fridge magnet or even is photo mug is a great way to keep the memory alive for years to come.
No matter what you decide to do as long as you celebrate your grandparent and all they have accomplished over the last eighty years, they will be delighted. Feel free to involve other family members to help plan and track down address. This can be a really big job so don’t take it all on yourself. The most important thing it to start planning early so start talking with your grandparent now to get an idea of who and what they would like to make it a special night for everyone involved.
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