Are you looking for special 70th birthday party ideas for a milestone celebration? So many occasions in life call for you to go all out. Don’t let the seemingly overwhelming task of planning an event deter you from recognizing special moments! As you’ll soon see, party planning can be easy when you use Peerspace.
The Airbnb of event venues can help you secure the perfect place for your party, with thousands of stylish locations in cities across the globe, all available to rent by the hour. Local hosts own and operate the space and provide detailed descriptions and photos of their rentals. Plus, you can read genuine reviews from past Peerspace users like yourself.
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 on Peerspace
The first order of business for planning a major birthday party is finding a venue that can comfortably accommodate all of your loved ones. On Peerspace, you can find a diverse selection of venues, including a mansion, garden, theater, art gallery, speakeasy, or restaurant to host the party. Many locations on Peerspace come with amenities, like kitchen access, Wi-Fi, fireplaces, TVs, and even outdoor fire pits, so you can have all of the comforts of home (and then some!) at your party.
All you have to do is search for venues in your city and use filters to narrow down your ideal space. You can also enjoy add-ons to make the event a raving success. Plus, most available venues feature beautiful interior design, so you won’t even have to worry about decorating for the party.
Here are some of our favorite 70th-birthday-worthy venues that you can rent on Peerspace:
- This historic loft in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA for up to 30 guests ideal for an intimate dinner party
- This vintage themed movie theater in Woodridge, IL for up to 200 guests with several themed movie theater rooms for screening their favorite retro films
- This cozy neighborhood wine bar in San Francisco, CA with space for 60 guests and customizable catering packages
- This stylish and inviting Indian restaurant in Vancouver, BC with space for 30 guests, on-site catering, comfy seating, and a patio
- This historic landmark brownstone mansion in Brooklyn, NYC for up to 25 guests to enjoy a beautiful and ornate setting with loved ones
- This contemporary roof deck lounge in Boston, MA with space for 20 guests, with indoor and outdoor lounge seating, a fireplace, a wine fridge, and amazing city views
- This downtown event venue in Dallas, TX with a stage, optional bar services, lounge seating, a kitchen, an A/V system, and outdoor space
As you can see, Peerspace can be your one-stop shop for hosting the perfect birthday bash, no matter your needs or location! For all this convenience, you may think that our venues are incredibly expensive, right? But that’s not necessarily the case. And with every venue, the price is listed clearly, with no hidden fees.
So, how much does it cost to rent a birthday party venue on Peerspace?
Birthday party venues on Peerspace cost $85 — $145 per hour.
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.
You can also opt to book a Peerspace venue with a massive entertainment center, a private screening room, or a bowling alley on-site to make the night even more comfy and memorable.
Similarly, check out our tips and tricks to hosting an amazing poker night party. Perhaps the idea of a casino-inspired bash is in the cards for your big 7-0!
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 conversely, 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. Live entertainment is the perfect way to get everyone on their feet while honoring the birthday person’s superb musical taste!
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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. Creating touching moments like these is what makes milestone birthdays so special.
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 of course, be sure to get photos of everyone with the birthday person!
You can make the experience even more trippy by hosting the event in a retro Peerspace venue. An elegant option is this waterside mid-century modern lakeside home in Clearwater, FL. It’s a luxurious vintage-styled home with plenty of entertainment space, a deck, and a chef’s kitchen.
In the NYC area? Then you need to check out this blog on the top 5 costume rental companies in New York City!
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).
Use the theme to inform your choice of decorations, tableware, catering, and activities at the party. This is the perfect chance to also consider their favorite dishes. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a meal from their youth, just make sure it’s something that can be shared with other party-goers. Think hors d’oeuvres, pastries, and finger sandwiches, to name a few.
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. If you book your venue through Peerspace, the odds are that you won’t even have to worry about the decor! All of our themed venues come decked out with amazing on-theme style, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy with your party guests.
Digging the disco scene? Check out more of our groovy disco party ideas!
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.
Check with your venue’s local host for assistance in arranging for a bartender. 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. Talk about a clever (and tasty!) cocktail party idea.
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. 70th birthday party ideas like this are a great way to recognize the guest of honor for all that they are and all that they have been.
Bonus: a professional photoshoot
Society isn’t always kind to us as we age. Whether you’re the person turning 70 or you’re celebrating someone else turning the big 7-0, consider planning a birthday photoshoot with a professional photographer!
This may sound like it would be daunting to throw together, but it’s a breeze when you rely on Peerspace. First, choose a stunning photoshoot location near you by clicking the Peerspace link. You’ll encounter professional studios, beautifully designed living spaces, and other photographic settings. Each space comes with its own listing that includes all the important information you need to make an informed decision.
After you book a space, contact the host and see if they can recommend a reputable photographer for your event. That’s it! You can also ask them to enlist a professional hair and makeup team if you want to give the birthday person a full-on makeover. Either way, they’ll go home with beautiful memories and incredible images that remind them just how amazing they are.
Need some inspiration? Check out our creative birthday photoshoot idea for adults!
Peerspace brings 70th birthday party ideas to life
Making it to your 70th birthday is no small feat, so of course, it requires an epic celebration! Step one is to book the perfect hourly rental space on Peerspace. You’ll have instant access to cabins, beach houses, lofts, castles, wineries, and so much more.
Before booking, you can check out high-def photos, detailed descriptions, and honest reviews from past renters. That way, your loved ones can gather in a private, pristine, and stylish spot all your own for as many hours as you like.
Once there, celebrate with all of your favorite activities, foods, drinks, and people. When needed, contact your chosen venue’s host for help acquiring any extra party goodies. Let these 70th birthday party ideas inspire you to plan a special birthday party that they’ll cherish forever.
Closer than comfortable to the birthday date? No worries! We also have tons of helpful last-minute party ideas here.