60th Birthday Party

When it comes to a milestone party, I always make it a point to add a personal touch whereas everyone can go home with something that pertains to them. Below is a Pinterest-inspired great personal touch for a 60th birthday party, or really any milestone party. Of course I used my own method for the triangular photo frames. Here’s what you’ll need and how to use the material:

  • Order plain black frames in bulk on any dollar store website. They usually come in dozens. I tried to find the cheapest frames I could find because they get taken apart anyway.
  • Permanent glue dots from Home Depot – use your adhesive of preference, the glue dots just happened to made it easier for me in this case. I tried hot glue first, but the sides were too thin. When I used the glue dots, I stretched each individual one and stuck it where I needed to. You’d be surprised the miracles glue dots perform.
  • Photos – Pinteresters say to print them on vellum paper, but these were printed on regular photo paper and worked just fine. I like them in black and white so when the lights are dimmed and candles are lit, it gives the photo a sepia look. Taking the backing and glass out helps light it up even more.
  • Flameless candles – they last up to 10 hours and won’t burn anything (Michael’s)
  • Fake rose petals were bought in bulk on Amazon
  • Vases – bought in bulk on any flower and vase online store
  • Floating pearls, transparent gels and small candles – Amazon, each sold separately

This party was actually a cocktail party. So few table for people to sit, leaving guests with only the choice to stand around the cocktail tables or the bar. I loved this idea because it keeps everyone up, drinking and dancing. No meals, just hors d’oeuvres. Personally, I am not a huge fan of your typical party at a catering halls where, as a guest, you’re forced to follow the set schedule. So this idea I love! Below are what I did with the cocktail tables and what I used:

  • Fish bowls – dollar store
  • Fake flowers: white carnations, lilies, red queen roses, ivy stems – dollar store
  • Black sand – dollar store
  • Twine – dollar store (I know lol, I was in heaven)
  • Pearls and baby’s breath stems – Michaels, try and catch them when they’re on sale for 40% off
  • Branches – my backyard – spray painted with gold metallic spray from Michael’s (spraying anything with this spray makes it look expensive and good quality)
  • Golden confetti – Amazon – this confetti was actually part of a larger bag with “Golden” and “60” on them. I took the little square shaped ones and threw them on the cocktail tables to liven them up a bit
  • Burlap – Michael’s or JoAnn’s
  • Candles – Michael’s 

Here’s an additional centerpiece for the small round tables on the side. Pearls, transparent gels for the pearls to float and vases all bought on Amazon.  Candle holders and candles from Michael’s. 

Every milestone party should have a section that honors the person being celebrated. Here is what I created to pay tribute to the birthday fella: 


Favors table:


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