12 Beautiful 70th Birthday Ideas For Mom

On the lookout for the best 70th birthday ideas for mom? At Peerspace, we get it! We’re all about helping you celebrate all of your life’s major moments in style. The Peerspace platform is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, meaning you can discover and rent any number of unique event spaces for your mom’s birthday soiree.

The location of a birthday party is crucial to the overall enjoyment, and as you probably already know, a 70th birthday is a major milestone. If you’re planning your mom’s party as well as other ways to make her feel special for her big day, we’ve got a bunch of 70th birthday ideas for mom that will definitely help.

Check them out along with our Peerspace venue suggestions to get all your birthday planning done in one place. Let’s get to it!

1. Picnic in a garden

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It’s tough to go wrong with a picnic in the great outdoors, especially in a lovely garden full of lush greenery and colorful flowers. This can be a party or a picnic with just a few people, even just the two of you. Just be sure to provide comfortable seating – don’t ask your mom to sit on the ground with nothing but a blanket between her and the ground!

For this 70th birthday idea for mom, if you don’t have a garden of your own you can use, you can always rent one out for a few hours. For instance, readers in Chicago might want to rent this rustic backyard garden in Logan Square. It’s spacious enough for 60 guests and provides you with a barbecue grill, yard games, a picnic table, and a cooler for a BYOB celebration.

One reviewer wrote, “The space.. Amazing! The hosts.. incredibly wonderful and accommodating! My guests loved the venue and the vibe here. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone. The experience was one I will not forget!”

2. Splurge on a bouquet of her favorite flowers

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If you decide not to have her 70th birthday outdoors in a garden, presenting your mom with a bouquet of her favorite flowers is a great alternative that’s sure to delight her. After all, it will provide a touch of natural beauty wherever you display the flowers.

If you think she’d prefer a longer-lasting token of appreciation and your mom has a green thumb, a pretty, flowering potted plant is another great option.

3. A gathering at her favorite restaurant

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Is there a restaurant your mom absolutely loves, maybe one that’s a little bit (or very) expensive that she can’t afford to go out to as much as she’d like?

If so, we’d say this should be the place where your mom’s birthday celebration takes place, especially if your mom has a gourmet palate and really appreciates fine dining. Be sure to really treat her and buy her the most expensive thing on the menu, if possible!

This is another way that Peerspace can help you out! Use our platform to search and book restaurants in your location that suit your aesthetic and menu style. For instance, Manhattanites can book Shapira’s 129 unique restaurant in Little Itay. It’s a popular dining spot with a beautiful rustic ambiance that would make the perfect setting for mom’s 70th.

Our awesome birthday decoration ideas for adults can help you make mom’s party even more epic!

4. Vacation getaway

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Going on a vacation with your mom for her birthday is a great way to remind mom that turning 70 doesn’t mean giving up travel or anything else she really loves to do.

Whether it’s to a cabin in the mountains right outside of your city or another country entirely, a birthday trip will be amazing. Plus, you’re sure to have a blast together wherever you end up traveling!

5. Choose a meaningful gift

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This 70th birthday idea for mom isn’t an easy one, but we’re including it because 70 years old is a major milestone. You will want to commemorate it as best you can. So a truly meaningful, thoughtful gift is one highly effective way to do that.

You may be daunted by the prospect of trying to choose something suitable. If so, here are some excellent options from Uncommon Goods.

6. Write her a long note

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In addition to your meaningful gift, a card with a long note that it’s clear you spent some time on is another way to make her birthday a really special day. More than material items, moms tend to most deeply value the sentimental things their kids give them. She will certainly treasure a note written by you from the heart.

7. Retro costume party

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Is your mom nostalgic for a particular decade or era, perhaps the one when she was in her teens or 20s? Have a costume party where she and all the guests dress up in outfits from that era! You can also listen to that decade’s oldies and eat foods that were popular during that time.

Make this idea come to life by booking a retro Peerspace venue! You can find hundreds of vintage-inspired pads in cities across the globe. We especially love The Coyote House in Yucca Valley, CA, which is aptly 70s inspired. It’s an 800-square-foot mini home decked out with colorful kitsch, while the outdoor space boasts tiki furniture for party-perfect lounging.

8. Use her favorite colors to decorate at her party

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Is there a combination of colors that your mom really adores and always uses for her own decor and clothing choices? (My mom, for instance, is obsessed with the combination of purple and green!) If so, use these colors as the inspiration for your party decorating color scheme.

9. Travel-themed birthday party

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This suggestion from Our Everyday Life for a themed birthday party is a great one if your mom loves to travel. They write: “Plan a global-themed bash and display photos of her on her world travels. Incorporate foods for the menu from the places she visited.”

Discover even more special 70th birthday party ideas here!

10. Trip to the spa

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If your mom doesn’t tend to enjoy the hectic feel of parties and large groups of people, but she absolutely loves to pamper herself, then a spa day together is a classic for a reason!

You can also invite a few of her friends to make the day even more fun, but we’d definitely suggest keeping the guest list pretty short, so it’s not overly chaotic.

11. Serve her favorite foods at her party

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Since her birthday party is a celebration of everything that makes your mom wonderful, you should do your best to serve as many of her favorite foods as possible.

But perhaps you don’t have a good space to prepare food for the party. If so, you might consider renting a space like this studio with a full kitchen and rooftop patio in Dallas. Here, you can prepare whatever you might want in the full kitchen and serve it in the spacious studio with seating for 30.

A Peerspace reviewer shared some helpful insights after her event here: “I hosted my birthday party here and had a wonderful time. The venue was nice and easy to find. My guests found the venue very easily. There is a Bluetooth speaker that filled up the entire room. The rooftop was very fun to have as well.”

12. Make a slideshow of photos to share at her party

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Put together a slideshow of all your favorite photos of your mom, including plenty of photos with friends and loved ones and across different periods of her life from childhood to the present.

This is one way to really show you care as she sees how much thought you’ve put into making her birthday as special as possible.

70th birthday ideas for mom: conclusion

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Celebrate your mom the way she deserves by using these 70th birthday ideas for mom as your guide. With these ideas and an amazing Peerspace venue, you’ll be gifting the most special lady in your life with a day she will never forget.

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