If your parent or grandparent if turning sixty, it is definitely a reason to throw them a big party. Turning sixty is a huge milestone in anyone’s life and it would be amazing to celebrate it in style. There are many things that you can do to celebrate your parents sixtieth birthday but what you do would depend completely on the kind of person that your parent is and their personality. If your parent is sixty but still young at heart, a person who loves to dance, loves great music and a great party then you will need to plan a very happening and exciting party. On the other hand if your parent is quiet and rather old fashioned, you could consider throwing an elegant dinner for only her closest friends at a beautiful location.
Make a list of everything you need to do
Planning a party for an adult is quite different to planning a party for a child. With an adult party, you have to remember that most of your party guests will be adults and therefore they will pay attention to detail unlike with a kids party where kids do not notice details. You will need to get your 60th birthday invitations printed well ahead of time in order to send them out early so people can clear their calendars. Unlike with a child’s birthday where most of your child’s friends are almost guaranteed to turn up, adults have work and busy schedules so you cannot guarantee their attendance unless you inform them well ahead of time. Before you send out the 60 birthday invitations, you might want to send out a few save the date cards, as you would a wedding just to be sure as this is a big occasion and your parent will want to have all her closest friends and family around her as she turns sixty.
Hire a professional party planner
If financially viable, it would be a great idea to hire a professional party planner who can plan the party for you. A professional planner will have the skill and the knowledge to plan a grand party of this nature and may also have some of the items needed for the party in hand saving you money in the process. You may even be able to hire the decorations from the party planner as opposed to buying them out right if you were planning the party on your own. You might even be surprised to find that you will be able to spend less money with a party planner on board as opposed to without one.