Some birthday ideas for a mother's 80th birthday party are a dinner dance, an elegant tea party and a bingo bash. A memory box, in which attendees put memories written on paper in a jar for the birthday celebrant to look at later is one way to honor her.
A party for an 80-year-old should be tailored to the person's tastes and interests, but also to her activity level. For some mothers, a quiet family-only luncheon may work well, while another mother might be up to an afternoon at a botanical garden or a 1960s-style cocktail party.
Party themes can make the birthday party even more fun. The theme can focus on the mother's favorite things or highlight her favorite era. The theme can reflect an interest, such as quilting, classic movies or golf. Some fun themes include a luau with the title "Aloha 80!" and a fiesta theme with the title "Nacho Ordinary 80th Birthday."