Ideas for a 70th birthday party celebration include a "Through the Years" theme with a presentation of photos spanning the years of the person's life or a tribute presentation of loved ones and friends sharing memories of the birthday guest. Friends and family could also book a reception hall to host a meal for the 70th birthday honoree that includes a popular dish from each decade of the guest's life. The gathering can also include music from each decade.
Birthday honorees who prefer small, intimate gatherings may prefer a party at home or a family member's house with a potluck of family dishes and cake. Guests can present an item of remembrance about the birthday honoree or compile a list of the 70 things they like about the main guest.
Themed parties are also popular for a 70th birthday celebration, such as an "Over the Hill" theme complete with black decorations or a "Looking Back" theme that prompts guests to dress in fashions popular during the year the birthday guest was born. Guests can create a memory board and write personalized messages wishing the honoree a happy birthday or log a memory in a journal or scrapbook for the birthday guest .