Birthdays are special events, whatever the age. However, milestone birthdays are often celebrated more than others, as they typically resemble significant points in someone’s life. Everything from turning 16 to hitting 60 is a time that should be celebrated, and there are many of ways to do just that. You don’t have to host a huge party, either, to enjoy these milestones – as intimate get-togethers work perfectly, too.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next milestone birthday or want to celebrate a loved one’s special day, check out these fantastic ideas.
Buy a special gift
A milestone birthday is special for many reasons. It celebrates a person’s life and achievements with family and friends, plus many more years to come. However, if you’re looking for a unique gift, it can be daunting with the number of options available. One of the top gifts you can give is a personalised one. This is especially true if you’re looking for mature milestone ages such as 90th birthday gifts. The saying goes, ‘what do you give to the person that has everything?’ and it couldn’t be truer in later years. Personalised trinkets and mementoes are a great way to make the celebration unique. Plus, they won’t receive anything like it from anyone else.
Throw a dinner party
For a more relaxed celebration, why not host a dinner party? This type of occasion can be tailored to personal preferences and if you fancy creating a theme, get everyone to dress up, too. Dinner parties can be large or small, depending on how many people you want to celebrate with. If you’re going larger, think about hiring caterers or a venue to accommodate everyone comfortably. For smaller soirées, set up the perfect dinner party at home and cook your favourite meal.
Organise a birthday photoshoot
A great way to mark a milestone birthday is by organising a photoshoot. This could include other family members or it could be just yourself in the shot. Think about the setting of the photo and perhaps recreate a memorable time. Another fantastic idea is to take the same picture at every milestone birthday and add it to your collection of images on every occasion. It’s a great way to see how times have changed throughout your life.
Hire a party house
Getting everyone together under one roof can be challenging, so why not hire a party house for the weekend? Invite your friends and family and spend the weekend catching up and celebrating in a home away from home. Larger holiday rentals are perfect for holidaying as a family unit and bringing together extended family and friends that you don’t see often.
Gift a photobook
Think back to the last time you took a film to be developed from your camera; it was probably many years ago! In the age of the Internet and social media, we don’t print images as much as we used to, so why not gift a photobook. This is the perfect gift for any milestone birthday and highlights all the fun times and memories over the years.