If someone you love is turning 80, they will need these 80th birthday ideas so the day is as memorable as possible! Turning 80 is a big deal. It may be one of the best birthdays a person can have. They've lived a lot of years and have seen a lot of cool things. It is their day to celebrate big.
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WHAT IS THE 80TH BIRTHDAY CALLED?
Someone turning 80 is called an octogenarian….now that is a name, LOL. You can actually use this word for anyone between 80-89 years of age.
I don't know if I would put this name on a sign. 😆
WHAT COLOR OF THE 80TH BIRTHDAY?
A lot of birthday milestones have a color associated with the birthday. The 80th birthday colors are black and white from the research I did. Of course I would want to add one more color to that combo!
The stone for the 80th birthday is the ruby.
80TH BIRTHDAY IDEAS FOR A MEMORABLE PARTY
Of course, not every 80-year-old will want a big deal to be made out of their birthday, which is where these great ideas come in handy. I have some great party ideas all across the board.
80TH TEA PARTY
When you’re 80, you may want to spend the day having a tea party. Tea parties are the best because you get to sit down with family and friends and have an amazing day. Tea parties are also very simple to put together. It doesn’t cost a lot of money and doesn’t require a lot of your time. This is one of those 80th birthday ideas that are going to be very memorable.
Just because you’re 80, it doesn’t mean you can’t get down with the best of them! Start planning an 80th birthday party dance party. You can hire a DJ or live music and invite the best dancers over for a rocking good time. The best part of this party is that you can have people of multiple ages over and everyone will enjoy it.
When you’re 80, you don’t always want to go out and party hard. Sometimes you just want to sit at home and have your favorite birthday dinner. Luckily, a lot of restaurants will have catering options or you can order it to go. The 80-year-old in your life may just thank you for allowing them to stay in, yet still have their favorite foods!
VINTAGE MOVIE NIGHT
Another fun thing to do on the 80th birthday is to have a movie night. You can make this even more fun for the 80-year-old in your life by throwing a vintage movie night. Show movies from the era the birthday boy or girl grew up in. This will be so much fun for every single person there! It’s amazing how far movies have come in the last 80 years.
Do you know a few 80-year-olds that could use an invite to a bowling birthday party? This is one of those 80th birthday parties that are unforgettable. Most bowling alleys will allow you to rent a few lanes or a bunch of lanes. Bowling parties can be early afternoon or later in the evening. Trust me, timing is everything when it comes to the older generation and their parties.
SURPRISE 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
If you know of an 80-year-old that has never had a surprise birthday party, this is the time to do it! (Some) 80-year-olds love having surprises too. Invite their best friends over and don’t tell them. When the 80-year-old in your life walks in, they will be so surprised. They will also feel really loved because all the friends and family in their life, took time out to appreciate them. Don’t forget to order their favorite foods for this surprise party.
BOARD GAME PARTY
I know the 80-year-old in your life more than likely enjoys board games. I told you that I would include some 80th birthday ideas for the 80-year-old that may not enjoy getting out. You can easily do a birthday party with board games. You can invite people of multiple ages and have an amazing board game party. A really fun game to play is Ticket to Ride and it works for all ages over 8 years old.
When you turn 80, you may need to be reminded of all the friendships you’ve made over the years. A reunion of old friends is an excellent way to ring in your 80th year of life. If you are throwing a party, make sure you invite as many people as you can from every era of their life. This party will make them feel loved and thrilled. Celebrating an 80th birthday party with old friends is truly a great celebration.
Do you have a nice patio? As you turn 80, why not consider inviting friends over for a BBQ? Hamburgers, hotdogs, and your favorite fixings await you! A BBQ is also budget-friendly because you don’t have to worry about WHERE to have the party. This is one 80th birthday party ideas for a memorable day. You can even have a corn hole tournament with your best friends.
GO TO THE BEACH
Do you live close to the beach? Want to visit the beach? Your 80th birthday is not one that you will want to forget. Sit on the beach and think about the past 80 years. What a great time to reflect and meditate on your life and create new goals for the future. This is one birthday you won’t forget. If you don’t love the beach, you could also consider the mountains.
There are a lot of 80-year-olds out there that enjoy playing cards. Some of the most popular card games you can play for your 80th birthday party are:
- Gin rummy
You can also find some really FUN and EASY card games in the Super Fun Family Card Games book! What better time to learn a new game?
The 80-year-old in your life will have so much fun playing cards for their birthday. Bring along their favorite cake and food to make the birthday night even more special. You’ll want to invite everyone to this birthday party. It’s time to teach everyone about old school card games!
MORE 80TH BIRTHDAY IDEAS
Are you still looking for an 80th birthday party you can enjoy? I have some other ideas for you!
- Bingo Game Night
- Disco Party
- Swim Party
- Dress Up Party
These 80th birthday ideas for a memorable day should make it easy to plan the perfect party. Who will you be celebrating?
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