With every milestone birthday celebration you plan, you only get one shot at making it incredible. It’s a lot of pressure for any New York event planner, especially when you’re intent on making every detail count. Get inspired by these milestone birthday themes, ideas, and extras to ensure your next event planning effort is as special as the birthday guest!
1. Make It a Trip (Down Memory Lane)
No milestone birthday is complete without a full-blown tribute to the past. Event planners can tap into video production to create reels of old movies and footage. Create compilation slide shows, set to music, of childhood to adulthood transformations and memories. Bring in interactive elements, too, allowing guests to create message videos or write notes to the milestone birthday guest of honor.
2. Roll Out the Celebrity Red Carpet
If your guest roster is sizable and you really want to step up your milestone birthday game, think red carpet. Make your guest of honor feel like a celebrity with a Hollywood-themed celebration. Imagine an awards ceremony that rivals the upscale touches of the Oscars. And make it even more of an event to remember by hiring a celebrity guest or performer.
3. Amp Up the Milestone Birthday Music
Don’t forget the music. No milestone birthday celebration is complete without a soul-stirring, heart-pumping dancefloor experience. Explore your options for some of the best DJs who can keep a crowd moving and still celebrate the birthday celebrity. And you can’t go wrong with a live band either, especially if you can find performers who can play song favorites.
4. Entertainment At Every Turn
Don’t just plan the food, the venue, and the music. Consider bringing in additional elements of entertainment, perfect for various age ranges of attendees. Maybe hire a magician or mentalist to perform. Comedians are a huge hit, too, keeping the attendees laughing and high-energy. Balloon artists, face painters, and petting zoos are always a big hit if your milestone birthday party has children in attendance.
5. Infuse Milestone Birthdays with Tastes of Years Past
Get creative with your menu selection. Talk with your milestone birthday guest of honor and look for favorite snacks, dishes, or desserts that have special meaning. You can then incorporate those favorites into your event as an added personalized touch.
Get inspired with your next milestone birthday event planning strategy. And if you need more ideas, get in the room this October with some of the events industry’s biggest influencers at The Event Planner Expo 2023. Make sure you’re on the waitlist!