Milestone Birthday

While all birthdays are special, milestone birthdays are cause for extra celebration. If you know someone who's approaching their 18th or 21st birthday, or rounding the bend on a "Big O" birthday, here are a few birthday party planning ideas.

18th Birthday Ideas

Gather your teen's friends at the local mall for a scavenger hunt. Follow with pizza and cake at home, or treat the gang to a movie, laser tag excursion, or a round of makeovers or pedicures.

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21st Birthday Ideas

21st Birthday Ideas

Break away from the traditional night of bar-hopping by celebrating at a wine tasting instead. Or, opt for a quiet celebration at home with birthday cheesecake and ice cream, fresh fruit, crème brulee, or chocolate mousse, served with a bottle of Canadian Ice White.

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30th Birthday Ideas

Celebrate the arrival of a new decade by hosting a surprise party for the guest of honor. Keep the celebration family-friendly so little ones can enjoy the fun, too.

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40th Birthday Ideas

Host an "Over the Hill" celebration, complete with black armbands, grim reaper decorations, and a tombstone cake topped with a vulture.

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50th Birthday Ideas

sock hop party

Throw a Fabulous 50s Party or sock-hop, complete with a diner-style party menu of burgers and fries, birthday cake, and a sundae bar.

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60th Birthday Ideas

luau entry

With retirement on the horizon, give the guest of honor a sample of the travels to come by throwing a "Hawaiian Luau" celebration. Treat the guests to leis and grass skirts, and perfect your Mai Tai pour.

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70th Birthday Ideas

Pay homage to the celebrant with a dinner party, complete with a "This is Your Life" presentation.

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80th Birthday Ideas

80th birthday

Honor the octogenarian with a birthday luncheon. Decorate in a "Roaring 20s" motif, and post trivia and fun facts from that nostalgic decade. Have a poster or card on hand so guests can share a special memory of the guest of honor.

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90th Birthday Ideas

Host a birthday brunch, complete with fresh flowers, streamers, and balloons. Present the guest of honor with a scrapbook of family photos and personalized cards.

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100th Birthday Ideas

100th birthday

For a 100th birthday celebration, mark the occasion with a birthday breakfast. Present the guest of honor with 100 balloons or 100 flowers, and make a donation to a local charity in his or her honor.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate a milestone birthday, the guest of honor will be touched by your efforts. Enjoy sharing each new decade with the special person in your life.

Tell Us About Your Milestone Birthday

Did you throw a milestone birthday party that people raved about and are still raving about? Did you have a special theme? What did you do that made your milestone birthday unforgettable? What advice would you give to someone else who is currently planning a milestone birthday party? Did you do something different or unique to celebrate a milestone birthday? Share it!!

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An Irish Themed 21st Birthday Party Not rated yet
I had a friend that was turning 21 and it was right before St. Patrick's Day and they were also part Irish. Even though they're not that big into drinking, …

I recently threw a surprise 50th birthday for my Mom and I wanted to share a few ideas and the centerpiece that we used for the birthday party. We …

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It was my Mom's 50th birthday and she had forgotten about this special day of her life this year. All the family members got together and arranged for …

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