How to spend the anniversary of a man of 60 years?

On the thresh­old of the six­ti­eth birth­day, most peo­ple sum up the years they have lived. In addi­tion to think­ing about whether the hero of the day took place in all areas of his life, the ques­tion is brew­ing how to cel­e­brate this sig­nif­i­cant event. Men often time it for retire­ment.

Venue and theme

By the age of 60, a man real­izes the impor­tance of what has been done over the years. At the same time, it is impor­tant for him to real­ize his impor­tance and feel the love and atten­tion of loved ones.

Many anniver­saries pre­fer to spend their birth­day with their fam­i­lies. Often the cel­e­bra­tion comes down to gath­er­ings and a banal feast. But this option will not leave bright mem­o­ries in your mem­o­ry. A round date deserves a non-stan­dard orga­ni­za­tion of the cel­e­bra­tion.

Dad, hus­band and prob­a­bly already a grand­fa­ther are worth spend­ing time in a spec­tac­u­lar and fun envi­ron­ment. Indeed, even at such a respectable age, a per­son is endod with a young soul and is prone to excite­ment.

So, it is worth giv­ing that very soul to turn around and get a lot of pos­i­tive emo­tions.

The orga­ni­za­tion­al side of the event can be entrust­ed to the chil­dren or friends of the hero of the day. It is most con­ve­nient to cel­e­brate a grandiose event in a cer­tain theme.

The orga­ni­za­tion of the event depends on the num­ber and com­po­si­tion of the guests. To cel­e­brate in a nar­row cir­cle in a fam­i­ly set­ting or in a com­pa­ny of hun­dreds of peo­ple is a big dif­fer­ence. Also, how to plan the cel­e­bra­tion of the 60th anniver­sary depends on the loca­tion of the anniver­sary.

It can be a gala din­ner at home or a grand ban­quet in a cafe or restau­rant. It is also impor­tant to cel­e­brate round dates in nature. Of course, this refers to a com­fort­able gaze­bo at the recre­ation cen­ter, and not a pic­nic on the grass. Still, you need to take into account the aver­age age of the guests of the hero of the day.

But def­i­nite­ly the most mem­o­rable will be a cre­ative and fun hol­i­day. And it is quite pos­si­ble to con­duct it with­out a toast­mas­ter. But so that the guests do not get bored and the evening turns out to be orga­nized, it is bet­ter to choose a host.

Per­haps some­one from a close cir­cle will suit this role. Hav­ing an event plan or script at hand, it will not be dif­fi­cult at all to cel­e­brate the anniver­sary.

It is desir­able to divide the pro­gram into offi­cial and enter­tain­ment parts. The offi­cial one con­sists in meet­ing the guests and solemn con­grat­u­la­tions on the pre­sen­ta­tion of gifts. And then comes the turn of a themed evening with skits, songs and dances. Jokes, con­tests and musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment are lcome.

The theme of the evening can be a pio­neer ral­ly, a roy­al ball, a khan’s harem (for unmar­ried anniver­saries). Par­ties in the spir­it of the peri­od of youth of the hero of the occa­sion and most of his peers are pop­u­lar.

How to invite guests?

For the anniver­sary of a man of 60 years old, guests must be invit­ed in advance. It is con­sid­ered good form if, a month before a cer­tain date, the hero of the day per­son­al­ly informs the invi­tees about the upcom­ing hol­i­day.

The next con­tact is allod in any con­ve­nient form: instant mes­sen­ger, social net­work, e‑mail, etc. Usu­al­ly two eks before the anniver­sary, invi­ta­tions are sent out to guests. It is bet­ter to hand them from hand to hand. It is con­ve­nient to use the ser­vices of a couri­er or assis­tant for this.

Guests will be pleased to receive invi­ta­tions in poet­ic form. In this case, you need to men­tion the name of the hero of the day, date, venue and oth­er nec­es­sary details.

7–10 days before the X‑day, it is impor­tant to check with the guest if there has been a change in his plans. Will he be at the cel­e­bra­tion alone or with his soul­mate. If nec­es­sary, dis­cuss the details of accom­mo­dat­ing the guest at the hotel, orga­niz­ing his meet­ing, order­ing a taxi, and so on.

The day before the cel­e­bra­tion, it is nec­es­sary to remind all guests in an SMS or mes­sen­ger about when, where, what time and for what rea­son they are expect­ed to see them. If a dress code or an orig­i­nal for­mat of the hol­i­day is planned, this should also be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to all invi­tees.

Such an atti­tude will be appre­ci­at­ed by the guests and will help the orga­niz­ers of the evening to pre­dict the com­po­nents of a suc­cess­ful hol­i­day: the num­ber of chairs, cut­lery and uten­sils, the time for con­grat­u­la­tions from each guest, the num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions.

Contests and games

So that guests do not get bored at the table, it is nec­es­sary to think over the pro­gram of the evening. Suc­cess­ful table games and com­ic toasts will help make gath­er­ings mem­o­rable and fun.

For home

At home, it is not always pos­si­ble to orga­nize active enter­tain­ment. But it is quite pos­si­ble to enter­tain guests with orig­i­nal games even in a small room.

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For fun, you will need a micro­phone and house­hold acoustics, a pair of speak­ers and a savvy pre­sen­ter. The lat­ter will have to announce his abil­i­ty to read minds and bring a micro­phone to each guest.

It will be unex­pect­ed that at this moment an excerpt from a famous song is includ­ed. Fun­ny words are cho­sen: “I got drunk, I’m drunk, I won’t get home …”, “Oh, what a man, I want a son from him!”, “Young man, invite me to dance”, “Oh, what a woman!” and so on.

The same game can be played using cards on which phras­es are writ­ten in advance, why the guest came to the hol­i­day. Every­one in turn is invit­ed to draw one card at a time and read the text.


    • “to eat, not to cook din­ner”;
    • “how not to come, they imme­di­ate­ly pour!”;
    • “I have been wait­ing for this event for 60 years”;
    • “but how not to come, he will think that I am a miser!”;
    • “I like to look at drink­ing peo­ple”;
    • “for the sake of aspic … and bulk …”;
    • “The hero of the day will be giv­en mon­ey, I’ll imme­di­ate­ly take loans!”;
    • “show off your new out­fit”;
    • “Here they promised deli­cious food.”

A game-quiz on the knowl­edge of the habits and char­ac­ter of the hero of the day.

Every­one present is invit­ed to ansr ques­tions about the host of the evening. And then check the ansrs. Ques­tions are allod dif­fer­ent — from the sim­plest, to com­ic and even a lit­tle provoca­tive.

For exam­ple:

    • “How often dur­ing the evening does the hero of the occa­sion change chan­nels on the TV?”;
    • “how does he react if he hears the news that the pen­sion will not be increased, but food prices will rise again?”;
    • “how long does it take him to write SMS:“ the bath is heat­ed, the beer is cold, I’m wait­ing!

In the cafe

The anniver­sary of the 60th anniver­sary of a man is easy to spend with­out a toast­mas­ter, even in a cafe. The main thing is to pre­pare a script and act accord­ing to the plan for the cel­e­bra­tion. The cel­e­bra­tion in hon­or of the birth­day in the walls of the restau­rant should not pro­ceed as if it re a stan­dard meal. It is nec­es­sary to include toasts, fun con­tests, dance and music breaks in the pro­gram.

To orga­nize a hol­i­day in a restau­rant for­mat, it is advis­able to choose an active per­son who is not afraid to broad­cast to the pub­lic. The host will set the tone for what is hap­pen­ing, so at the stage of prepar­ing for the round date, you need to think over his speech.

An anniver­sary event in a restau­rant hall should not be pure­ly pompous and offi­cial. A cool script for a 60-year-old man will fill the atmos­phere with ease and fun. And it will not detract from the respect and sta­tus of the hero of the occa­sion.

So that guests are not over­ly fond of alco­hol and fill­ing their stom­achs, it is worth dilut­ing the action with a change of activ­i­ty. But in no case should any­one be forced to par­tic­i­pate in con­tests against their own will. Giv­en the age of most col­leagues and friends of the hero of the day, activ­i­ty should be dosed.

Suc­cess­ful com­pe­ti­tions for a restau­rant feast.

    • Anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. Each cel­e­brant tries to name some good qual­i­ty of the birth­day man. You can replace praise with an orig­i­nal toast or impro­vi­sa­tion-con­grat­u­la­tion in verse.
    • Con­cert. Most often, in a rent­ed ban­quet hall or cafe, it is pos­si­ble to con­nect high-qual­i­ty equip­ment and pro­vide a pro­fes­sion­al micro­phone. In this regard, guests can be divid­ed into teams and offered to feel like song­writ­ers — remake a famous song in hon­or of the hero of the occa­sion.
    • Karaoke bat­tle. This is a gam­bling song con­test, very appro­pri­ate for an event of this kind. Guests will be hap­py to prac­tice their vocal abil­i­ties.
    • Enter­tain­ment. All cel­e­brants get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to draw cards with a ques­tion and ansr from a com­mon fan. They are com­piled in advance and can be the most unex­pect­ed. For exam­ple: “Do you attend a striptease?”, “Do you take bribes?”, “Do you hurt ani­mals?”, “Do you sing in the shor?” and the like. Amus­ing uni­ver­sal ansrs are being pre­pared sep­a­rate­ly: “always if I drink too much”, “only on Wednes­days”, “in secret from my hus­band (wife)”, and so on. The com­bi­na­tion of com­bi­na­tions will sure­ly cause a friend­ly laugh­ter of the guests.
    • For inge­nu­ity. It is pro­posed to every­one to guess the facts of the biog­ra­phy of the hero of the day. The most active par­tic­i­pants should be reward­ed for resource­ful­ness.

It is impor­tant to agree in advance with the admin­is­tra­tion of the insti­tu­tion about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using a micro­phone, broad­cast­ing videos and arrang­ing dances to music.

Active contests

In the restau­rant room there is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty for out­door con­tests and com­pe­ti­tions. Peri­od­i­cal­ly, you need to invite guests to the dance floor, turn on tracks accord­ing to age and taste pref­er­ences, and play games on an impromp­tu stage.

    • “Poet­ic Toast”. A task is announced, accord­ing to which each mem­ber of the team must say one line‑a wish so that a poet­ic impro­vi­sa­tion is obtained. It will be dif­fi­cult to get the per­fect rhyme, but the inge­nu­ity of many will amuse from the heart.
    • “Would you like me to sing a song?” Divide the guests into teams and give them leaflets with texts-alter­ations of famous songs about the hol­i­day and the hero of the day. The vic­to­ry is award­ed to the team in which the task is most cre­ative­ly per­formed.
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It is desir­able to strike a bal­ance beten fun, snacks and relax­ation. No need to over­work the audi­ence with an abun­dance of tasks and com­pe­ti­tions. Let your guests relax, get to know each oth­er and relax in a relaxed atmos­phere.

How to congratulate the birthday man?

On the anniver­sary, it is impor­tant to orga­nize a solemn meet­ing of the hero of the occa­sion. Those present can be invit­ed not only to give him gifts, but to sign a com­mem­o­ra­tive album or a bal­loon. You can meet him with a song with mean­ing, ded­i­cat­ed to the years lived in joy and with the achieve­ments of dif­fer­ent heights. Empha­size the qual­i­ties and pro­fes­sion­al activ­i­ties of the hero of the day.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the doc­tor can be sup­port­ed by video mate­r­i­al with words of grat­i­tude from patients. Con­grat­u­late a fish­ing lover in the hob­by genre, hint­ing at a gen­er­ous catch in life and not­ing that he is nim­ble, like a cru­cian, wise, like a cat­fish, active, like a dol­phin, and so on. You can also pre­pare an appro­pri­ate menu with seafood and fish.

You should def­i­nite­ly praise the excel­lent dri­ver and wish bright roads. Show respect for the leader and jok­ing­ly hint that, along with his ll-being, sub­or­di­nates are count­ing on salary increas­es.

At the begin­ning of the hol­i­day, you can give each per­son a sheet with a descrip­tion of the top­ic that he must adhere to dur­ing the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of his toast. Usu­al­ly some prod­ucts, cer­tain col­ors, insects, ani­mals, indi­vid­ual adjec­tives and verbs are indi­cat­ed. Every 15 min­utes, you need to remem­ber about the com­pe­ti­tion and invite those who pre­pared their essay to speak. For exam­ple: “I wish you had every­thing in choco­late, flut­ter like a moth, don’t plow like a horse.”

You can present not only use­ful and prac­ti­cal things, expen­sive prod­ucts and mon­ey. Mem­o­rable sou­venirs will bring no less joy on such an impor­tant day in life. Diplo­mas of “hon­ored grand­fa­ther”, “best hus­band and father”, a medal for “fideli­ty in friend­ship” will appeal to any per­son.

The most impor­tant thing is to sin­cere­ly show con­cern for the mood of the hero of the day, sup­port him with smiles, wish­es, jokes, applause and your active par­tic­i­pa­tion in what is hap­pen­ing.

Festive table decoration

This item depends on many fac­tors, includ­ing the time allot­ted for the cel­e­bra­tion, the place of its hold­ing, the for­mat and the num­ber of guests. Accord­ing to these com­po­nents, a feast is orga­nized at the appro­pri­ate lev­el.

A buf­fet menu is not expect­ed at a home hol­i­day. Guests expect to be treat­ed to sal­ads, hot, sig­na­ture pie and dessert. In order not to strain the next of kin on a hol­i­day and allow them to relax on a par with oth­er guests, it is worth hir­ing a cook. Or use cater­ing.

An anniver­sary is a wor­thy event so as not to waste the time of rel­a­tives on serv­ing guests and wash­ing dish­es. Even in the com­fort of your own home. Of course, if square meters do not allow call­ing pro­fes­sion­als, you will have to arrange the table your­self.

Per­haps the help of young and agile rel­a­tives will come in handy. Dish­es are thought out in advance. The dish­es are washed as they accu­mu­late, with­out putting off until tomor­row.

Beau­ti­ful serv­ing items, lux­u­ri­ous table­cloths, orig­i­nal­ly fold­ed nap­kins, cards with guests’ names will come to the aid of the host­esses. You can build the same capes on the chairs. Or attach heli­um bal­loons to the backs.

When cel­e­brat­ing an anniver­sary in a ban­quet hall, at a recre­ation cen­ter, guest ser­vice and table dec­o­ra­tion should be entrust­ed to pro­fes­sion­als.

Script Ideas

An inter­est­ing idea, imple­ment­ed in the orig­i­nal sce­nario, is the defin­ing com­po­nent of the enter­tain­ment part of the cel­e­bra­tion. It is worth avoid­ing banal con­tests, which are usu­al­ly used by invit­ed hosts and toast­mas­ters at anniver­saries.

Regard­less of the sce­nario, the host must be instruct­ed in advance so that all guests have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to express their respect to the hero of the day, and also so that the peo­ple present have time to just chat.

It is not entire­ly con­ve­nient and cor­rect if the event is host­ed by the wife of the hero of the day or his daugh­ter. Because then loved ones will not be able to relax and ful­ly enjoy the hol­i­day.

It is bet­ter to entrust the writ­ing of the script to one of your friends or col­leagues. For the orga­ni­za­tion of the enter­tain­ment part, there are only two options:

    • the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the guests them­selves, guid­ed by the host or act­ing inde­pen­dent­ly;
    • per­for­mance by artists or any oth­er hired peo­ple.
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When order­ing a script, you need to remem­ber that the per­for­mances of pro­fes­sion­al musi­cians should be enjoyed at con­certs. Peo­ple come to the anniver­sary for emo­tion­al exchange, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, fun pas­time with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a tasty meal and relax their souls.

Of course, the pro­gram must include incen­di­ary dances and skits with humor. It will be very nice to include the par­tic­i­pa­tion of grand­chil­dren, espe­cial­ly younger ones. It is very impor­tant for a lov­ing grand­fa­ther to receive their con­grat­u­la­tions.

All enter­tain­ment should be built around the rea­son why it hap­pened to get togeth­er in a big com­pa­ny. You can make a bias towards the pro­fes­sion of the hero of the occa­sion. If this is an ath­lete, then com­pe­ti­tions and sports com­pe­ti­tions, such as TRP norms and oth­er things, will not inter­fere, but in a fun­ny inter­pre­ta­tion, and not forc­ing guests to puff and strain with equip­ment. It is also con­ve­nient for the mil­i­tary to write a career guid­ance script. It will be very orig­i­nal in a fun way to ded­i­cate guests to the intri­ca­cies of mil­i­tary affairs.

For the most advanced, can advise you to cre­ate a real con­cert in hon­or of the hero of the day. Usu­al­ly adult chil­dren make such a gift for dad, because they will have to pre­pare a few months before the cel­e­bra­tion. You will need to remake more than one song in a new way in hon­or of the anniver­sary and its main par­tic­i­pant. It is nec­es­sary to dis­trib­ute the com­po­si­tions among close friends and rel­a­tives. It is impor­tant to choose fun­ny options so that it is inter­est­ing for every­one present.

You can sim­pli­fy the task by con­tact­ing a pro­fes­sion­al for help. The poet will quick­ly and humor­ous­ly remake all the texts of famous singers to the taste of the cus­tomer. All phono­grams are rec­om­mend­ed to be record­ed in the stu­dio. It remains to think over the cos­tumes and the sequence of per­for­mances.

In the script, you need to pre­scribe all the moments of the cel­e­bra­tion, includ­ing paus­es for danc­ing and con­ver­sa­tions beten guests. Table com­pe­ti­tions should be in mod­er­a­tion. And men­tion­ing the pen­sion is also not rec­om­mend­ed too often and intru­sive­ly.

It is not nec­es­sary to lift peo­ple from the table to the stage for enter­tain­ment. At the table, there are also fun games to train log­ic and a sense of humor.

Table contests


Dis­trib­ute a piece of paper and a pen­cil to those present. Ask to write about your­self one char­ac­ter­is­tic exter­nal fea­ture and sub­scribe. You can spec­i­fy hair col­or or hair­style, glass­es, a mole, and more.

Put all the notes in a box and invite guests to guess some­one at the fes­tive table accord­ing to the indi­cat­ed char­ac­ter­is­tic. It is worth promis­ing prizes to the most obser­vant for active par­tic­i­pa­tion and get ready to have fun from the heart.

“Ode in honor of the hero of the day”

Invite every­one to speak about the host of the evening in one word. Let it be an adjec­tive. If few peo­ple are present at the cel­e­bra­tion, the task can be set more specif­i­cal­ly. For exam­ple, praise the hero of the day with “O”: “charm­ing”, “orig­i­nal”, “edu­cat­ed” and so on.

“Pass change”

Divide the guests into two halves: to the left and to the right of the table. The par­tic­i­pant must place it on the pad of the index fin­ger and pass it to the neigh­bor in this posi­tion — and so on to the oppo­site edge of the table.

The team that does it faster wins. The com­pe­ti­tion will bring those present togeth­er and cheer every­one up.


Col­lect one item from those present (brooch, cuf­flink, lighter). Put every­thing in a deep box and take it out one at a time, ask­ing the guests what the own­er of this fan­ta should do.

Assign­ments are planned in advance. It can be a read­ing of a verse, a tongue twister, a dance, a toast.

“Song Tournament”

It is pro­posed to the hero of the day to decide who won. Dis­trib­ute to the team mem­bers blanks of com­po­si­tions-alter­ations ded­i­cat­ed to the hero of the occa­sion. Teams are divid­ed into women and men, left and right side of the com­mon table, col­leagues and rel­a­tives, young and old gen­er­a­tion. Let the teams come up with a name for them­selves. To com­pli­cate the task, but to increase the fun, it will turn out if the guests them­selves remake the songs.

Of course, it is impor­tant not to for­get to cap­ture the whole action on cam­era. Ide­al­ly, if a pro­fes­sion­al video­g­ra­ph­er does this. And tak­ing pho­tos is also bet­ter for a pro­fes­sion­al. If you entrust this to one of the rel­a­tives, there is a chance that the per­son will be dis­tract­ed and for­get to take valu­able shots.

Mod­ern equip­ment will help keep the bright moments of the cel­e­bra­tion of the 60th anniver­sary as a keep­sake.