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.
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.
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.
- “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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.