8 Awesome 80th Birthday Party Ideas

Whether it’s a parent or a grandparent, turning 80 is a big deal, and it deserves to be celebrated. But along with finding the perfect birthday gift, there are a few things to consider to make their 80th birthday one to remember. And it all starts with finding the right theme and party ideas. Check out these interesting 80th birthday party ideas to get your party planning started.

How to Throw an 80th Birthday Party?

The trick to having an ultimate 80th birthday is starting your party planning early. By ensuring all plans are made and confirmed well in advance, you can be sure things will go more smoothly. Plus, you’ll have time to make last-minute adjustments if anything does go wrong. So what are some of the key party plans to figure out well in advance? They include:

  1. Location
  2. Theme
  3. Time and Date
  4. Guest List
  5. 80th Birthday Invitations
  6. Decorations
  7. Party Food Menu
  8. Music Playlist
  9. Activities
  10. Birthday Gifts

And if you’re looking for a more complete list of party planning instructions, make sure to read our blog on how to plan a birthday party! 

80th Birthday Party Themes

Make sure that you pick the right 80th birthday party idea that relates well to their choice. The following celebration ideas for an 80th birthday party are as easy to put together as they are to enjoy. Pick your favourite from the selection below and plan something exciting for your parents/grandparents. 

1. 80th Tea Party

Tea parties are perfect party themes for a parent or grandparent who loves any excuse to dress up for an elegant affair. Take the party to a local tea venue or set up your backyard with tea sets, elegant garden decor, and plenty of finger sandwiches and biscuits.

2. Garden Party

Style your garden party with plenty of bohemian decoration props and elements for a picture-perfect birthday. Consider a mix of picnic blankets and decorative outdoor pillows along with bistro tables for guest seating. String lights or pastel streamers with balloons also make great accents. And to ensure the party’s success, plan a menu full of finger food, sandwiches, and the honouree’s favourite drinks.

3. Vintage Birthday Party

Fill your party with vintage elements like old photographs of the honouree, sepia-coloured decorations, vintage furniture, and glass mason jars. This elegant party theme looks great in photos and it’s a fun opportunity to make use of the birthday person’s old photos. A 1980s theme party makes for a fun and festive 80th birthday. You can ask guests to come in retro costumes to make it more exciting. And don’t forget to fill a playlist with 80’s party music for a dance party. 

4. Glitter and Golden Years

A glitter and golden years party is the perfect theme for an honouree who loves a birthday with glam. Decorate the venue with plenty of gold and glittering decor, and include fun props like feather boas, beaded necklaces, and a photo booth. 

5. Cheers to 80 Years, Aged to Perfection

This classic 80th birthday theme is perfect for the 80-year-old who loves a particular drink. Throw an “aged to perfection” party featuring the honouree’s favourite wine, whiskey, or other liquor. This theme is a fun play on words that gives the birthday person a chance to celebrate themselves and their favourite beverage. Along with plenty of decorations, the key to pulling off this party is inviting all the guest’s friends and family to celebrate.

6. Their Favourite Restaurant

If your parent or grandparent prefers smaller-scale birthday parties with a few loved ones, consider taking them to their favourite restaurant. Not only are they guaranteed to love the food and company, but you can also make it an extra special occasion by bringing a cake in advance.

7. 80 Years Young Party

Feature the honouree’s favourite childhood memories with an “80 years young” party. This may include a snack table stocked with childhood sweets and beverages, old-school tunes, and plenty of colourful decor with famous with hangings, buntings, balloons from their younger days.

  1. Still, Rock’n It Party

If the birthday person still loves to rock out, throw a Rock n’ Roll themed 80’s birthday. This means a rocking playlist and a rockstar dress code. This party is perfect for the young at heart.

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