There are so many different ways to celebrate your 60th birthday. You can have a low-key gathering with family and friends, or you can go all out with a blowout bash that is sure to be the talk of the town for months to come. In fact, there are so many options when it comes to planning your big 6-0 that it can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide on how to choose the right theme for your 60th birthday party. We’ll share ideas for what color scheme you should go with based on your zodiac sign, as well as some inspiration for other common themes in case these don’t strike your fancy. No matter what kind of party you have in mind, you’ll find the perfect inspiration from this list of ideas!
What’s your zodiac sign?
Your zodiac sign can give you a good idea of the color scheme you should go with for your big birthday bash. Here are some of the most common zodiac signs and their associated color scheme. Aries – People born under the sign of Aries love bold and bright colours. Red, yellow and orange are their go-to colours for decorating, as well as accessories like balloons and streamers. If you’re an Aries who loves to be the centre of attention, a birthday party theme that draws attention to you is a great way to go! Taurus – People born under the sign of Taurus love to go with a neutral colour scheme like black, white and grey. This can be a great option for a more low-key affair, or for someone who isn’t into attention-grabbing themes.
Gemini – People born under the sign of Gemini love to be surrounded by colour. They are often drawn to themes that include vibrant shades of blue or yellow. Geminis can also be drawn to multi-coloured themes, like rainbow parties or colour-themed parties. Cancer – People born under the sign of Cancer are often drawn to themes with rustic and natural decorations. They prefer soothing colours like green and blue as opposed to bold and bright. If you have an outdoor party, however, you could be drawn to a more vibrant colour scheme.
Leo – People born under the sign of Leo love to stand out and be the centre of attention at all times, so they may prefer a theme that puts them in the spotlight. Gold, red and black are colours that Leos often like to use in their decor, so a gold or black and gold colour scheme goes well with a Leo’s zodiac sign. Virgo – People born under the sign of Virgo often prefer to be the calm eye of the storm. They like to keep things simple, so a minimalist colour scheme may be perfect for a Virgo’s birthday party. Libra – People born under the sign of Libra love to be surrounded by beauty and are often drawn to colour themes that include blue and pink. They can also be drawn to themes that incorporate natural materials like wood or bamboo. Scorpio – People born under the sign of Scorpio like to stand out, so they may prefer a bold or vibrant colour scheme for their birthday party. Dark blue, red and black are colours that Scorpios often gravitate towards. Sagittarius – People born under the sign of Sagittarius often prefer to be outdoors, so they may be drawn to a more natural colour scheme.
Greens, browns and gold are colours that Sagittarians may gravitate towards. Capricorn – People born under the sign of Capricorn often prefer to be the centre of attention, but they prefer to do it in a more subtle way. They often gravitate towards gold or black as a colour scheme because they are subtle, but they still get the attention they crave. Aquarius – People born under the sign of Aquarius often prefer to go with themes that incorporate nature and are often drawn to blue and green as a colour scheme. They may also be drawn to pink and white if they have a baby shower or other event where they want to include kids or other family members. Pisces – People born under the sign of Pisces often prefer to go with a natural colour scheme, like blue and green or even black and white. They also may be drawn to water-themed party decorations like streams of ribbon or fishbowls filled with water and floating flowers.
Big Birthday Bash Themes
Whether you’re looking for a more traditional birthday bash theme or something a little more unconventional, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the most popular birthday party themes to get you started. Bowling – Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? Whether you’re playing against friends or family, bowling is a great way to spend an evening together. If you have ample space for a bowling alley, you could even host your party there!
Casino Party – Whether you host it at home or at a casino, a casino party is the perfect way to bring the excitement and energy of Las Vegas to your celebration. Choose a more classic casino theme or pick a modern and trendy casino-inspired party theme to make your casino bash a one-of-a-kind event. Dinner Party – A dinner party is a great way to mix things up and go with something a bit more low-key than a big bash. You can choose a theme that ties in to your menu and decor, like a cocktail party theme or a potluck celebration. Decorating Contest – If you have a group of people who love to be creative and don’t mind a bit of friendly competition, a decorating contest can be a great addition to your party.
Pick a theme and give guests a few hours to create their best decoration. Hobby-themed Event – If you love to host parties, but you’re looking for something a bit more low-key, a hobby-themed event is a great way to go. You can choose a theme that ties in to your guests’ interests and hobbies, like a foodie party or a board game celebration.
Retro Birthday Party
If you’re a fan of classic rock and roll, a retro birthday bash may be the perfect theme for you. With retro as a more general theme, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You can decorate with classic vinyl records and a record player to tie in your theme, or go with more modern CDs. You can fill your menu with classic dishes like mac and cheese, burgers and fries, or even classic cocktails like martinis and Manhattans. There are so many different ways to go with a retro birthday theme, you’re sure to find a style that speaks to you!
A Surprise Celebration
If you really want to go all out when celebrating your big 6-0, look no further than a surprise party. Whether you want to include your family and closest friends or keep it limited to just those nearest and dearest to you, a surprise party is a great way to make your birthday extra special. You can even turn it into an event that spans multiple days by having a few parties throughout the month leading up to your big 6-0.
An Unexpected Color Theme
If you want to go all out with your theme but you don’t want to pick something that is too expected or cliché, an unexpected colour theme may be the way to go. With colours like teal, purple and even grey, you can have a vibrant and exciting party without something that is too common. You can mix and match your colour theme with a more general party theme, like cooking or a board game celebration.
A Rainbow of Colors
If you’re looking for a theme that is bright and colourful but more subtle than an unexpected colour celebration, try a rainbow colour scheme. A rainbow theme can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. You can fill your decorations with rainbow colours or you can pick one colour and use it in decorations and table settings. As long as you have a rainbow theme, you can mix and match it with whatever party theme you decide on for your big birthday bash.
Something for the Foodies
If you’re hosting a large party and want to make sure that everyone has plenty of options to eat, an All-you-can-eat buffet theme is the perfect solution. Whether you are planning a celebration for a large group of friends or a small family gathering, this theme is sure to please everybody. Choose a colour scheme that matches the decorations at your favorite buffet, and choose your party décor accordingly. To make sure your guests know what they’re in for, you can also create some fun signs to let them know what’s on the menu. If you have a particularly unique buffet, you can even make a theme out of that too!
A Black and White Celebration
For a classy celebration that will really let your guests know you’re not kidding around when it comes to turning 60, go with a black and white theme. You can go all-out with decorations, clothing, and even flowers to really make this party pop. Add some jewellery to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a party that screams elegance. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even make your own black and white cake. If you want to keep things simple but still celebrate everything that comes with turning 60, this is the perfect party theme for you.
A Colourful Party Theme
If you’re looking for a bright and colourful bash to celebrate the big 6-0, a theme that is all about colour is the way to go. You can choose a single colour, such as red, blue, or yellow, or you can go with a colour combination like yellow and blue. No matter what theme you choose, make sure you use it throughout your decorations. You can even choose a colour scheme for your food and drinks to tie everything together. This is a great option for a big party, especially if you have a varied group of guests that span many different age groups.
When it comes to choosing an appropriate theme for your 60th birthday party, there are so many options. Whether you want to go with something simple and elegant or something that is all about the sparkle and shine, there’s a theme for you. To make sure your celebration is the best it can be, start planning early, hire a professional party planner if you’re short on time, and make sure you choose a theme that suits your personality.