70th birthday ideas for dad

Updated April 17, 2017

Celebrating your father's 70th birthday is a fun time for everyone involved. You've built a lot of memories with him over the years, and there are different ways to come together and share the good times. From parties, to potluck dinners, to events that your father would enjoy, spending time with your dad on his 70th birthday should be filled with laughter and activities that remind your father of what a great dad he is.

Surprise Party

Your father has got to know a lot of people throughout his 70 years. Consider throwing him a surprise party and inviting all of those who have made an impact on his life, or vice versa. You can ask his closest friends who they think should be invited to the party to be able to get addresses and phone numbers to those who he doesn't speak to so often. The party doesn't need to be over the top. Great company, some food and cake will make for an excellent surprise party.

Sporting Event

If your dad is a sports nut, perhaps he'd enjoy spending the day at a game with you. From regional to national sports, there is a game going on almost every day of the year, depending on the type of sport. You'll be able to spend time rooting for a team he'd like to see play, and also be able to spend time together on or around his special day.

Themed Get Together

If you're dad is always talking about his favourite decade, then throw together a themed birthday party. If the '60s were his decade, put together a party that has music playing in the background from Motown, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones or the Beatles. Choose psychedelic colours when picking out decorations, and perhaps even get a peace symbol or two to tack to the walls. You can even have guests wear tie-dyed articles of clothing to really work the theme.

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