Any birthday may be considered cause for celebration, but reaching a milestone such as 70 is really an achievement. Rejoice together with friends and family to celebrate the life of the birthday person with their round-number age year front and centre as inspiration. Start guests off in the 70th frame of mind by filling their mailboxes with a custom invitation.
Disco music is a symbol of the 1970s and you can use it as inspiration for wording a 70th birthday party invitation. Some of the movies and songs of the disco era lend themselves well to a disco invitation. If your party’s on a Saturday, for example, invite party guests to a little “Saturday Night Fever.” Instead of using the familiar RSVP tag line to announce how guests should respond, use the song title, “When Will I See You Again?” a disco hit for Three Degrees. Even though your party is in honour of someone turning 70, using the 1970s as your theme will surely help the birthday honoree and guests keep “Stayin’ Alive.”
VIP Guest List
Tease your guests into thinking they’ll be getting a brush with fame when you invite them to a party with a star-studded guest list. Look up celebrities who share a birth date or birth year with your party honoree on websites such as On-this-day.com. For example, if your birthday honoree is turning 70 on September 29, she shares a birthday with Jerry Lee Lewis, Bryant Gumbel, Madeline Kahn and Andrew “Dice” Clay. Stars don’t match her exact birth year, but you can still include them on the invitation, such as “Please join Janet Leigh, Della Reese, Sylvester Stallone and George W. Bush at our joint birthday party.” Inside the card, note that those celebrities all share July 6 birthdays with your party honoree.
You may be familiar with the term “being in seventh heaven,” used to connote extreme happiness or satisfaction. Modify this a bit and invite your guests to a “Seventieth Heaven” party. Decorate the invitation with images of clouds and cherubs and add wording such as, “We’ll be waiting for you at our not-so-pearly gates” as you give the time, date and place of the party.