90th birthday ideas

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90th birthday ideas
A 90th birthday celebration should pay tribute to the birthday celebrant. (elderly lady image by pixelcarpenter from Fotolia.com)

When someone makes it to the 90th birthday, there is certainly reason to celebrate. This milestone can be celebrated with a simple or elaborate party that pays tribute to his 90 years. When a person has been alive for nine decades, he has experienced and achieved a lot that is worthy of celebration and tribute. A 90th birthday celebration should focus on the guest of honour and be respectful of the limitations of his age.

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When planning a 90th birthday, take the celebrant's wishes into consideration. Some people prefer small, simple parties, while others may be open to a larger celebration. Hold small parties in a casual setting and include close relatives and friends. Be careful not to invite too many people because this might be overwhelming for someone in her 90s. You can throw a theme party, such as a throwback party, that pays tribute to the decade of her birth. Decorations, music and guest attire should reflect this time period in history. Play trivia games with questions from different decades throughout her life or draw questions directly from her personal experiences. Elderly people may tire more easily than the rest of the guests, so make sure the party doesn't last too long and is held within the hours that she is most alert.


When a person has lived for 90 years, there aren't many material things he really needs. Some people have spent decades collecting various items, so there may not be room for much else. For this reason, practical gifts are best for a 90th birthday. Clothing items such as sweaters and pyjamas are always useful. Purchase books or playing cards in large print to aid those with failing eyesight. Audio books are best for those who can't hold books or see well. Many elderly people simply wish for someone to talk to, which is why the gift of time may be the best idea. Spend an afternoon with the celebrant and listen to his stories and thoughts on life. Perhaps he has a few tasks that he could use your help with. You could even take him out to his favourite restaurant.


A 90th birthday should pay tribute to the person celebrating this milestone. There are several ways to honour the celebrant even if you don't throw a birthday party. Assemble a scrapbook or photo album to commemorate her 90 years of life. Include newspaper clippings and articles of world and cultural events to bring back the memories. Slideshows and videos are the ideal way to share the tribute with a large crowd. Use the guest of honor's favourite songs as background music. A memory book is the perfect way for friends and family to show the celebrant how much they value her. Have close friends and family members submit their favourite memory of the person and compile all the memories in a book to be given on her birthday. If possible, include a photo of each person with the guest of honour.

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