Turning 60 is a big deal! These fun 60th birthday party themes and games for adults will make the milestone birthday something special!
Choosing a great 60th birthday party theme is a great way to get started planning for the special occasion!
We have plenty of great ideas to help you with the planning process and celebration!
60th Birthday Party Themes
Before you can start party planning, you need to decide on the perfect party theme!
These fun 60th birthday party ideas are a fun way to celebrate the big day.
Pro Tip: When you invite the guests, it’s a great time to let them know about any birthday themes or dress codes.
What is a good theme for a 60th birthday party?
1. Wine and cheese party
Enjoy a variety of wine and cheese pairings at your party to create a sophisticated celebration for a 60th birthday.
If you’re new to wine tasting, you may like our easy wine and appetizer pairings for a party!
2. 60s party
Use the 1960s as your theme for your 60th birthday party with a decade band and decade inspired costumes for your guests.
3. Black and white
Host a classic birthday bash with a black and white party with close friends.
Ask your guests to wear black and white, then use the colors to influence everything from the decorations to the food.
4. Golf tournament
Have some fun on the golf course with friends and family by hosting a tournament for the big day.
You can end the day with a celebration in the clubhouse with dinner, dessert, and drinks.
5. Nautical party
Set sail for your birthday by using the ocean as your party theme.
Decorate the event with nautical colors, like red and navy, then use sailing themes to influence your food and décor.
If you really want to go over-the-top, you could rent a yacht as your event space, too!
6. Backyard BBQ
Host a casual get-together with your friends and family by hosting a BBQ.
For a small party of close family members, you can set up the event in your backyard, or if you have a large group, you could head to a nearby park or event venue.
Either option can be the perfect way to spend some quality time together!
Boccee ball, horseshoes, and giant Jenga are all great BBQ party games for adults, and fit the theme really well!
7. Tropical luau
Bring the tropics to your celebration by hosting a tropical luau for your birthday party.
Serve fruity drinks, island inspired food, and hang beachy decorations to put together this party theme.
We love these cream horns if you’re birthday guy or girl isn’t big on cake — or have both!
8. Casino night
Test your luck at your birthday party by hosting a casino night.
Set up casino games in your venue to provide entertainment, then serve your guests appetizers and cocktails as they play.
9. Diamond jubilee
Celebrate like royalty with a diamond jubilee party with a live band, large dance floor, and a formal dress code.
Used to mark the queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne, this celebration is all about glitz and glamor, including diamonds and metallics to set the scene.
10. Murder mystery
Add a little bit of theater to your birthday celebration by hosting a murder mystery party.
You can purchase a pre-made story to use for your party or get creative and make your own mystery to act out at the celebration.
11. This is Your Life
Bring the classic TV show to your 60th birthday celebration with a This is Your Life party.
Bring in special guests from the honoree’s life to tell stories about the birthday person, then let party guests get in on the fun to share their favorite memories, too.
12. Cheers to 60 Years
Celebrate the birthday person with some craft beer or cocktails using this fun party theme.
And don’t forget to have a few toasts lined up for the big day.
13. Around the World
If traveling is on the birthday honorees bucket list, or it’s just something they love to do, why not do an around the world theme?
We have several menu ideas for an around the world party you may like, and it’s a great way to go now memory lane if he or she has pictures in different areas or countries!
14. 1920’s / Great Gatsby Themed Party
Another fun theme is a roaring 20’s party! We like to picture it like an adult birthday party at Gatsby’s house — fancy dresses, great music, and champagne!
We have a 1920’s party menu already made that you could use too!
15. Surprise Party
A surprise party is a classic theme, but it is always so much fun!
The main thing is you want the birthday boy or girl to have a great time, and sometimes it can be as easy as surprising them with a traditional birthday cake and close friends!
60th Birthday Party Games
Once you have your party theme decided on, it’s time to start thinking about entertainment!
One of the best ways to keep the adults at your party having fun is to organize some games.
These fun party games are perfect for a 60th birthday bash.
1. Personalized Trivia
See how much your party guests know about the guest of honor with a round of personalized trivia.
Ask questions about their life, including memories, sentimental facts, and inside jokes.
Then let everyone take a stab at answering the quiz questions.
2. Corn Hole or Horseshoes
Are you hosting your birthday party outside? Set up a game of corn hole or horseshoes for your guests to enjoy.
These tossing games are a great way to keep your party guests entertained – no matter their age or skill level!
3. Bocce Ball
Another fun outdoor game to consider at your birthday party is bocce ball.
This simple lawn game is a great way to spark some competition among your party guests.
Give your party’s bingo game a personal touch by using pictures or memories from the birthday person’s past.
Pass out the personalized cards to all your guests, then assign a caller to call out each square.
And don’t forget to have some prizes on hand for your winners.
5. Match Game
Challenge your guests to find their famous match and get everyone mingling and interacting at your party.
Start by making sets of matching name tags featuring the names of famous couples, writing the name of one half of the couple on one tag and the name of the other half on another tag.
Pass the tags out to all your guests as they arrive, then have them search for their match while they mingle.
6. Birth Year Trivia
See how much your party guests know about the year the birthday person was born with a round of birth year trivia.
Use questions about pop culture, history, and famous people from the year they were born to get everyone involved in the trivia fun.
7. Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt can be a great activity if the party guests are able to get around easily!
The clues could relate to the birthday person’s favorite activities or life milestones.
60th Birthday Experiences
If you opt for an experience over a 60th birthday party theme or game, we have a few ideas to inspire you!
- Enjoy a Cruise
- Go to a Concert
- Rent a Movie Theater
- Go on a Tropical Vacation
- Spend a Weekend in Vegas
- Visit Wine Country
Whatever you choose to do, we hope these 60th birthday party themes and party games for adults help you celebrate the birthday boy or girl in style!
60th Birthday Invitations
For a large birthday party, birthday invitations should be sent out 3 to 4 weeks ahead of the party. They should include the reason for the event, a start and end time, and any special instructions like dress code or theme. For planning purposes, it’s also helpful to ask guests to RSVP before a set date as well.
You may also send last-minute invites up to a week and a half before the party. This is helpful if several people RSVP no from the first round of invitations.
60th Birthday Party Favors
What’s 60th birthday called?
A 60th birthday is often called a diamond jubilee, and it’s said to be the start of a person’s golden years.
What color symbolizes 60th birthday?
While there aren’t set colors for a 60th birthday, using white, silver, and gold is a great color palette since turning 60th is often described as a diamond jubilee.
What gift represents 60th birthday?
Diamonds, specifically white diamonds, are the traditional gift on a 60th birthday.
We hope these fun 60th Birthday party themes and games for adults simplifies your planning and helps you host a great party!
If you need more ideas, you may be able to find some in our 20 Best Backyard Anniversary Party Ideas to Do as well!