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How to Organize an Unforgettable 70th Birthday Celebration

Celebrating your loved one’s 70th birthday is a special milestone and should be marked accordingly. To help you plan an unforgettable get together, here are some unique 70th birthday party ideas that’ll fill your loved one’s day with fun, love, and lots of energy!


Karaoke Night

The 1950s to 1970s was truly a fantastic era for music. Why not take your loved one on a trip down memory lane with songs by rock and roll legends Elvis Presley or Chuck Berry? Be sure to inform the guests of the plan beforehand so they can prepare a list of karaoke songs—or even a costume!


Surprise Well Wishes

Socializing is so important to your senior loved one’s health… How about going the extra mile and finding some of Mom or Dad’s friends from school, college, or their workplace to come join the party? It might not be possible to bring them all, so go ahead and ask them to send in 30 seconds of pre-recorded wishes that you can play on a big projector.


A Special Trip

Did your senior loved one ever tell you about somewhere they wish they could have been? Perhaps they've always dreamed of feeling the romance of Paris or exploring the mystery of Egypt?

If a vacation together isn’t possible, organize a themed gathering at one of the family members’ homes. There’s no reason you can’t bring a little “je ne sais quoi” to a stateside celebration!


Drive-In Backyard Theater

Rewind things back a few decades and drive-in theaters were a remarkable element of the 70s culture. But if finding a drive-in theater doesn’t work for your family, you can always set one up in the backyard, hiring a projector and screen to recreate that classic movie experience under the stars. 


Retro Game Show Night

Wondering how to get the whole family involved in the celebrations? Try hosting a fun retro game show night that all ages can enjoy. Classics could include:

  1. Guess That Tune
  2. Password
  3. The Price Is Right
  4. Jeopardy!
  5. To Tell the Truth
  6. Family Feud

The Final Takeaway

Every decade is a milestone to be celebrated, and with the proper organization and planning can bring together friends and family for an unforgettable experience. 

Worried you can’t be around for every holiday or celebration? At Winnwood we treat our residents like family, and make it a priority to honor events that are important to them. For example, if work or distance prevents you from visiting your parents on their birthdays, our gracious staff will be more than happy to help them set up a FaceTime or Skype video chat, organize a special dinner, or find an activity/excursion that will mark the occasion. 

It’s this warm feeling of belonging that makes our residents so happy.

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