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Things to Do for a 60th Birthday Party

Updated April 17, 2017

Activities for a 60th birthday party should include events guests of all ages can participate in and enjoy. Do things that aren't too taxing but are still interactive and exciting.

Have a Sing-a-long

Most birthday parties include an off-tune rendition of the birthday song, but the fun doesn't have to stop there. After the cake is cut, the host can lead guests in a good old-fashioned singalong. Use popular songs that young and old guests know the words to such as "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," and if you have the budget, hire a band to help.

Play Old Movies

Host a private showing of a vintage movie the birthday boy or girl loves. Watching a movie is relaxing and fun. Plus the guest of honour will enjoy sharing his or her favourite flick (and the attached memories) with the other partygoers.

Share Memories

Have every guest bring pictures of the guest of honour. Set aside a special time during the party for everyone to share the photos and the stories behind them. Or plan a "This is Your Life" theme party by inviting special surprise guests, such as former teachers and long lost friends who can share special memories.

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Erica Tambien began writing professionally in 1999. She is a freelance writer and communications consultant living in Reno, Nev. Her work has since appeared on various websites and for KOLO-TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Nevada-Reno.