What Are Some Good Ideas for an 85th Birthday Party?

What Are Some Good Ideas for an 85th Birthday Party?

What Are Some Good Ideas for an 85th Birthday Party?

Some good ideas for an 85th birthday include a life review, retro party, bucket list party or picture party. Those planning the event can speak with the special guest of honor about what they prefer to have for a celebration too.

Some of the best ideas are those that are inspired by a special interest or that help recall special times or memories.

  • Life Review: Take the guest of honor on a journey through his life with a review party. Get newspapers from the day he was born. Have important people from his life come and speak for a few minutes. Create a trivia game all about his accomplishments.
  • Retro Party: Create a party themed around the birthday celebrant's favorite decade or the decade from the prime of his life.
  • Bucket List: Take the guest of honor to complete a few of his bucket list items. Try for items that can be completed quickly and within budget.
  • Picture Party: Make copies of pictures from the family photo albums and decorate the party area. This may encourage the guest of honor to tell a few stories about these images.
  • Classic Television: Create a party themed after a favorite classic show or movie. James Bond might be popular with the guys, and ladies may prefer "Mary Tyler Moore" or "Bewitched."
  • Number Party: Decorate the party area with 85 or make a cake shaped like this number. Create a clue-based game where guests have to look for certain numbers spread around the room.