90th Birthday Celebration
90th birthday celebration is a family reunion. The person
being honored is probably the matriarch or patriarch of the family so
want to plan a 90th birthday toast or celebration that emphasizes
love, respect and appreciation of the person's wisdom.
Evening parties may
seem more special but you need to consider older
friends and relatives who might want to come but travel more easily
during the day. Unless you are celebrating the 90th birthday at the
honoree's house, you should consider having a brunch, lunch or
afternoon gathering when friends might feel more comfortable driving.
most important things at a 90th birthday celebration are friends and
family. The party brings together family members who may not
each other since the last wedding or funeral.
90th birthday party is a celebration of good times and memories. Be
sure to start the planning early so that everyone will have a chance to
travel and find a place to stay if necessary.
Below are some tips to keep
in mind as you plan. You should also be prepared to say something
appropriate about the impact the person has had on your life
or in the community.
Also may want to consider making a scrapbook for
the person celebrating his or her 90th birthday.
A 90th birthday
is truly something
to celebrate so make sure
you get the perfect
90th birthday party decorations.
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I am wealthy in
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Winston Churchill was asked
by a reporter
he had any fear of death.
The only way to keep your
- "I am ready
to meet my Maker," Churchill responded.
- Then he
added, "Whether or not my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of
meeting me is another matter."
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is to eat what you don't want,
drink what you don't like and
what you'd rather not.
-- Family, faith,
history and wisdom are the most appropriate themes for most 80th and
90th birthday celebrations. At this stage the time when aging jokes are
funny has passed. While the person may be fun-loving and
relish the idea of being surrounded by family and good
the birthday man or lady will most enjoy going back over funny
recollections or special moments.
involved in the memories.
a couple of people to take pictures or hire a
photographer. Get a backup person so you will not miss that
great family photo when someone's camera
malfunctions. Then get enough copies of the photo to share with family
members. You will also want to put the other photos in a picture book.
scrapbook and ask special friends and familhy members to write
down memories that can be included in the book. Then present
a gift to the person celebrating.
a timeline that ties significant dates in the person's life to
important news events going on in the world at that time.
friends and family help with a list of 90 things they admire and love
about the 90th birthday person. This also works for other ages for
pictures from over the years and put them in a book. It's easy to make
personalized photo books by uploading photos to a website. You can even
design the layout using their online systems which are easy and
a calendar of memories. Have friends and family write short messages,
quotes or memories about the person and keep going till you have 365.
Or you could do 12 if you want to just focus on months. Then put these
into a calendar that the person can enjoy all year.
a guestbook for others to sign. It may be hard for them to write
memories on the spot so when you send out invitations, let them know
there will be a guestbook where they can write special memories about
where out-of-town guests will stay. It would be
considerate to arrange places for people to stay with family or friends
of the honored guests in case they need to spare the expense of a
hotel. It is also thoughtful to make arrangements with a local hotel
you can refer out-of-town guests to as they will appreciate guidance on
what is the most convenient location for them to stay to easily travel
to and from the party.
Pictures, balloons, flowers and sentimental objects make perfect
decorations for an 80th or 90th birthday party. If you want something
personal that is relatively inexpensive, make your own table cards from
scanned photos. Or you can purchase decorations specifically for a 90th birthday party.
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