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Ideas for 70th birthday party

Updated March 21, 2017

Celebrating a milestone like a 70th birthday is best when shared with family and friends. Whether you're throwing a 70th birthday party for yourself or you're looking for information to throw a party for a friend, parent or grandparent, there are so many ways in which you can help ring in the 70th year.

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Create a scrapbook of your life or the person's life you are celebrating. Gather pictures from her childhood, teenage years and young adulthood. Be sure to include pictures of milestones like weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, first communion or the birth of children and grandchildren. Make copies of the pictures and lay them out on a table, or frame them and make a display to set on a special table so guests can look at the pictures at their leisure. Or, if you're so inclined, make a slideshow to present with music from the eras your guest of honour has lived through.


Music is always a big theme in many people's lives. Look for music that was popular when your guest of honour was young, or ask him what his favourite bands are. Using your computer, make a mix CD of some of his favourite songs to play throughout the celebration.


If you're having a sit-down meal, you can organise the tables by different decades in the person's life. For example, on a 1960s table, you could include pictures of your guest of honour in the 1960s, pictures of popular bands during that era (such as the Beatles) and pictures of political figures during that time

Denominations of 70

Purchase gifts and encourage others to give gifts in denominations of 70. Purchase 70 lottery tickets, 70 pieces of chocolate or 70 flowers.

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About the Author

Writing since 2008, Fiona Miller has taught English in Eastern Europe and also teaches kids in New York schools about the Holocaust. Her work can be found on Overstock.com, ConnectED and various other Web sites. Miller holds a B.A. in French from Chapman University and an M.A. in educational theater from New York University.

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