Over the Hill Birthday Ideas: A "Not Dead Yet" Party Theme
- William is Over the Hill! Help us lay his youth to rest...
- Come morn the passing of Jane's youth at a SURPRISE birthday party!
- Over the Hill and picking up speed... a big celebration is what Mary needs!
- Look, a Hill! Let's help Jimmy get over it!
- We are laying John's youth to rest... will you come pay your last respects?
- Jackie said "An Over the Hill Party? No way!", but we decided to have one anyway!
- Paul isn't just "Over the Hill", he went off the cliff!
- Brian has turned 60 at last, and all of the "good years" are now in the past! Help us as we lay his youth to rest...
- Lordy Lordy, Sarah made it to 40!
- Say it isn't so, James is turning the big 5-0!
- Grim Reaper Over The Hill Invitation - Our most popular milestone birthday invitation... He has come for your youth!
- Over The Hill Birthday Invitation - Choose any age on the tombstone while a vulture looks down in your party info... very fun for any Over the Hill party!
- Double Photo Over The Hill Invitation - A great way to showcase the young and (very) old guest of honor. Choose from 6 great color schemes
A very funny "Over the Hill" invitation are these magazine cover invitations. Whether it's "Outta Time," "Hot Flash" or "Old Men's Journal," everyone will be roaring with laughter when they get them in the mail!
- Fear The Reaper Open Grave - While the scene setter is actually more of a Halloween decoration, it is also perfect for an Over the Hill party!
- Inflatable Walker - Funny prop for the guest of honor.
- Ceiling Swirls - They really make a room look festive! They come in 3 "ages", 40th, 50th and 60th.
- Of course use black tableware. Black table cloths, black cutlery, black, black, BLACK!
- You can make fun silverware bundles with black napkins and black plastic silverware. Wrap a strand of black beads around the bundle and you have tableware and a favor in one!
- Holy Bleep theme paper goods are perfect (and no dishes required).
- Serve a "Screw Old Age" screwdriver or "Old as Dirt" dirty martini as your signature drink, along with a fun beverage napkin.
- Use terracotta pots filled with potting soil as a centerpiece. Add a little plant sign stuck into it that reads "Old As" for clever "Old As Dirt" centerpieces! Throw in a few gummy worms and a trowel.
- You can also use "old and outdated" technology as room or table decorations. Try the local thrift store for typewriters, floppy disks, 8-track player, or a rotary phone.
- Or go with "getting old" decorations; Geritol vitamins, prune juice, adult diapers, wind-up false teeth, magnifying glasses, dentures adhesive, and copies of ARP magazines.
- Prune juice
- Fig Newtons
Have a roast. Make sure your guests know your plan, and ask them to bring a favorite story to tell. You can do a celebrity roast format where a variety of guests get "on stage" to poke fun at the star of the show. We don't want to hurt anyone's feelings (at least not too much), so use this approach only if you know the guests and are sure they won't "cross the line." The other option is to have a single person do the roasting. Best friends are perfect for this. They know all the secret little stories, but they also know where to draw the line.
"This is your Life" Have family tell stories from the early years (a very long time ago), and grab a life-long friend or a teacher for the school years. A co-worker can recount famous (or infamous) moments at the office. You get the idea. Put together a CD with pictures from the corresponding years, and this can be a really fun hour or so. This approach can, and should, be funny, but it also lends itself to many touching moments and memories.
Rent a Hearse (amazingly this isn't that hard to do) and tour some of the old neighborhood hangouts. This is a blast, and provides fabulous photo opportunities.
- Edible favors are a great way to go, here are some custom options -
- Create a custom CD with songs like Highway to Hell by AC/DC, or Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.
- Another fun idea is to fill a goody bag of all the items that the "elderly" cannot do without -
- Hard candy (but nothing too tasty)
- Brochures for nursing homes
- Small pack of tissues
- Some companies make cute chocolate aspirins
The guests and the guest of honor will have so much fun they will eagerly await your next party!