Many families have their own traditions for celebrating a birthday.
You may choose to hold a family birthday party, just invite a few friends around or prefer to have a full blown party with all the friends and neighbours invited.
Of course, nothing remains static and it's essential to keep creating and changing your traditions as children grow from childhood to adults.
Milestone Birthdays for Adults
For adults, celebrating those milestone birthdays may be something which is not anticipated positively, so a big surprise party can be planned as a way to celebrate .
The big milestones commonly celebrated are:-
18th, 21st, 40th, 50th, 60th and 65th (which often coincides with retirement), then further birthdays such as 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th tend to be mostly family affairs.
It's fairly easy to plan a themed birthday for these milestones, as banners, balloons, plates & napkins with the relevant numbers on are usually available in any party shop .
Birthday Party Ideas
There are as many birthday party themes as your creative mind can imagine. Birthday parties can be based on anything you like!! Consider the recipient, what are their hobbies, favorite TV shows, travel destinations, music, or is it a milestone birthday that will give you a birthday theme. Here are some popular birthday party themes that will get your creative juices flowing. I'm sure you can come up with many unique party ideas for your next celebration.
- 50s Birthday Party
- Hawaiian Birthday Party
- Garden Birthday Party
- Monkey Birthday Party
- Pool Birthday Party
- Cat in the Hat Birthday Party
- Fancy Dress Birthday Party
- Masked Ball Birthday Party
- Beach Volleyball Birthday Party
- Black Tie Birthday Party
- Casino Night Birthday Party
- Luau Birthday Party
- Over the Hill Birthday Party
- Survivor Birthday Party
- Wine Tasting Birthday Party
- Sleep-over Birthday Party
- This is Your Life Birthday Party
- Spa Birthday Party
Birthday Celebration Ideas
- Romantic Birthday Celebration
- Simple Birthday Celebration
- Surprise Birthday Celebration
The birthday cake has become a symbol to mark a birthday celebration. They are often made of sponge cake with some kind of cream filling and icing on top. The cake can be decorated to coincide with the party theme. Add some candles and you are ready to sing Happy Birthday to that special person who is celebrating their birthday. Icecream cakes are becoming very popular as an alternative to the traditional birthday cake but you need to keep it in the freezer until about 20 minutes before surprising your guest with the cake.
Cool Birthday Gift Ideas
Who doesn't like receiving gifts on their birthday? but when it's another shirt or tie that you don't need, or a box of chocolates you shouldn't eat, it's difficult to feel thrilled about the gift. Most people like to receive gifts that are personalized in some way that makes them feel special. It doesn't have to be expensive but it does require thought and effort to come up with something that is unique and creative.
For more ideas on celebrating a milestone birthday:-
- 1st Birthday Ideas | First
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- 18th Birthday Gift Ideas
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- 21st birthday party ideas - celebrate in style!
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- 30th birthday party ideas & celebrations
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- 40th birthday party ideas & celebrations
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- 50th birthday party ideas & celebrations
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- 60th birthday party ideas & celebrations
For someone who's reached that special age, there's only one opportunity to find the right 60th birthday party ideas and gifts for a celebration that's really special!
- 70th birthday party ideas
Planning a 70th birthday party is a one-off opportunity to create a wonderful celebration of reaching another special age or decade
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