8 Special 70th Birthday Party Ideas

So many occasions in life call for celebrations. Though the seemingly overwhelming task of planning an event might deter you from recognizing special moments, party planning can be easy when you use Peerspace. The Airbnb of event venues can not only help you secure the perfect place for your party, but also must-have extra additions like catering and bartending services via the Peerspace Concierge service. Bring your 30th or even 70th birthday party ideas to life with a special venue!

The sky’s the limit when it comes to selecting a place to party. Everything from local restaurants to historic homes are available to rent by the hour on Peerspace. The site of your next party will be epic when you book a venue through our platform, and you won’t even have to worry about the post-party cleanup! Whether you or your loved one is celebrating their seventh decade in this world, host a phenomenal birthday party to commemorate the occasion. Celebrate this major milestone birthday in an extra-special way with these 70th birthday party ideas.

1. Choose an extraordinary venue

The first order of business for planning a major birthday party is finding a venue that can comfortably accommodate all of the friends, coworkers, and family you want to invite. On Peerspace, you can find a diverse selection of venues, including a mansion, garden, theater, art gallery, speakeasy, or club, to host the party in.

Many locations on Peerspace come with amenities like kitchen access, Wi-Fi, fireplaces, TV’s, and even outdoor fire pits, so you can have all of the comforts of home at your party. Plus, most available venues feature beautiful interior design, so you won’t even have to worry about decorating for the party. Feel free to contact the Concierge service for vendor recommendations, such as photographers, as well as if you need assistance arranging for catering or renting A/V equipment and furniture.

2. Play games

You’re never too old for games, not even at age 70! Gather some fun board games to keep party guests entertained. Casino-inspired games, card games, and classics — including Scrabble, Sorry, Clue, Life and Trivial Pursuit — will be a hit with all ages. Just make sure you have enough tables and/or floor space so that people can comfortably play games throughout the party. 

3. Turn up the music

It’s not a party without music. Curate a playlist featuring the top singles from the decades the guest of honor grew up in, or hire a tribute band that can play all of their favorite hits from their youth. If you want to go all-out and have live music (and you have the space for it), find talented and affordable musicians and bands on Gigsalad or The Bash. Many Peerspace venues have A/V equipment, so hosting a live band won’t be an issue.

4. Celebrate seven decades of memories

Seventy years means hundreds of memories. Showcase all of the best moments from the birthday person’s many years with a touching slideshow set to music, a mini movie made of a compilation of home videos, or a biographical homemade movie with friends or family reenacting their favorite memories of the birthday person.

This 70th birthday party idea is perfect for sentimental souls and will be a keepsake that they can watch over and over again, long after the party ends. Let the memory-making continue by making sure to take loads of pictures at the party. It might even be worthwhile to hire a photographer so that you don’t have to worry about missing any photo-worthy moments. 

5. Make it a costume party

Ask all of the guests to dress in the style of the decade the guest of honor was born or the decade they have the most stylish outfits from. (It’s easy to host a decades costume party with outfits from the ’50s, ’60s, or ’70s because costume pieces from those decades are a dime a dozen!) Or, have everyone dress as the birthday person for a hilarious surprise! Go all-out with wigs, makeup, facial hair, and any other relevant accessories. And be sure to get photos of everyone with the birthday person!

6. Follow a theme to inspire your party decor choices

Choose a theme for the party and run with it! Major birthdays can feature lots of silver and gold, or you can keep it simple and use the birthday honoree’s favorite colors. Theme the party around things from the year or decade they were born (or their favorite decade of their youth). For example, you can draw inspiration from the diners of the 1950s or movies like Grease. If the honoree is especially fond of dancing or the ’70s, host a disco party. Use the theme to inform your choice of decorations, tableware, catering, and activities at the party.

7. Party with an open bar

Say cheers to 70 years with an open bar at the birthday party. Some Peerspace venues offer bar services, but if not, most will allow outside bartending services as long as the service provider has the right licensing. Call up the Concierge service for assistance arranging for a bartender. Alternatively, you can find a licensed, professional bartender on Gigsalad. If you arrange it ahead of time, you can even request that the bartender concoct a signature cocktail based on the birthday person’s favorite drinks.

8. Host a toast and/or roast

Honor the birthday person with a champagne toast (or another fun drink of their choice). Or, if they have a good sense of humor, consider opting for a roast in addition to — or instead of — a toast. Ask guests to prepare a speech on notecards for the toast/roast ahead of time by leaving a note about it on the invitations.

Be sure to supply plenty of toasting glasses and silverware for clinking. And if you think it will be necessary, remind guests to be courteous and watch their language if children are present. This 70th birthday party idea is a great way to recognize the guest of honor for all that they are and all that they have been.

Making it to your 70th birthday is no small feat, so of course it requires an epic celebration! Surround the honoree with all of their favorite things, foods, and people. Let these 70th birthday party ideas inspire you to plan a special birthday party that they’ll cherish forever. 

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