As I write about birthday invitations, I get many emails asking how to plan for grandpa’s birthday party. Grandpa is ninety-three years old and he will celebrate his next birthday in the same home that his parents have enjoyed for the last sixty-five years.
My answer is that he will most likely have to do it on someone else’s birthday. His parents are always very understanding about this.
The first thing you need to plan is where to hold the party. Many of us conduct parties at our house, but we’ll often plan better when the weather is nicer.
If it is a hot summer day, maybe we can have the party at one of our houses, such as my own or Donny. If it’s fall, maybe we can use a park, the beach, or a hotel parking lot. It all depends on the space you have available.
If you are throwing a big birthday party, you’ll want to send out a birth announcement two weeks in advance. This will let everyone know who will be attending.
You’ll also need to make a list of all the food you’ll be serving, the type of drinks you’ll be serving, the theme, decorations, gifts for attendants, etc. Your party package should include the details of what you’ll be doing for the birthday child and of course, your address and phone number.
Next, you’ll need to get all the equipment for the birthday. It might be a good idea to bring some old photos from Grandpa’s past to throw around at the party. Remember to bring along some old birthday cards from the past too.
Grandpa might be more inclined to enjoy his birthday party if people remember him by his real name, not by his middle name or pet names.
Most kids are interested in rides and games, so figure out what games and rides you’ll be offering before you send out your invitations. You can also send out party invitations with a picture of the birthday guest as well.
If you are going to have the party outside, you’ll need some sort of container to protect the food and drink from rain or any other weather related issues.
You can save money by bringing some containers to keep them in, or you can rent a bucket and use it for each guest to carry their own bucket of refreshments. Renting a picnic table is also a good idea.
One thing you’ll need to plan for is the entertainment for your guests. Since this is a party for an elderly person, there is a good chance that there won’t be a lot of older children at the party.
That’s why you’ll probably need to look into a kid’s birthday party company for the children. The kids can bring their friends and you can send out invites at an appropriate time.
You will need to plan for Grandpa’s birthday party theme.
There are many theme packages offered by birthday party companies. You can get one that matches his interests, his lifestyle, movies and television shows he likes, or types of foods he likes. Try to find one that will allow him to host the party at his house as well. He’ll love his freedom and it will make it easier for you to plan activities around him.
In order to really plan for Grandpa’s birthday party, you’ll need to have everything in place way in advance. You should plan about the food, games, entertainment and invitations well in advance.
The closer you are to the big day, the better you will be able to plan for it. Remember to take into account how long you will have to attend the party and the weather conditions – it will make things go much smoother if you can limit your guest list.
Birthday Gifts for Grandpa
Here are 8 of the best Birthday Gifts for Grandpa this year. Whether your Grandpa is a whiskey fan or he simply adores gourmet foods, you are sure to find great birthday gifts for him this holiday season.
If he is a foodie, try to find out what his favorites are. For the best gourmet gifts, try an Italian gift basket. This basket features Italian specialty foods such as: pastas, olive oil, homemade muffins, homemade cookies, Italian specialty candies, wine, cheeses, cheesecake, chocolate, and other gourmet treats.
If you want to give a unique gift that has lasting memories, consider giving a watch as a birthday gift.
There are many different kinds of watches to choose from and the prices vary widely. These watches can be automatic or mechanical, have a variety of colors, or one that is simple but elegant.
Popular watches this year include the Breitling Submariner GMT II and the Seiko Coutura GMT V. Both are expensive but look fantastic!
Another great idea for birthday gifts for old men is to create a homemade birthday present for him. Most people can make a decent cheeseburger or soft cheeseburger.
Grandparents are always on a diet, so why not include a high-protein snack? A fried egg or turkey burger is a great alternative, or a baked potato or macaroni and cheese. Use the power of your imagination and let your son or daughter decide what type of food he would like to have on his big day.
Personalized Birthday Gifts for Grandpa. You can purchase a Grandpa sweater, umbrella, or other item that could be personalized with the recipient’s name.
This can make a great gift for the older generation, or a great gift for the grandkids as well. Personalize your gift by adding a personal message or simply include his picture in a place more prominent than other details on the gift.
One of the best gifts for grandparents, you can buy is a Grandpa Wine holder. This is a useful gift that will keep their spirits high when they’re watching over the house.
These come in stainless steel and a wide selection of designs and colors. You can find them in a design that will match virtually every room decor.
Watches are another popular choice when it comes to buying Grandpa a gift. You can get him one that has a leather strap or one with a rubber band. You can even buy him one of those fancy digital watches for his desk.
As you shop for the best gifts for your grandfather, you need to keep in mind that he will probably use the watch less than he will the computer or other electronics.
Another type of birthday gifts for your old man are practical gifts. These may include items like a new power drill, a shovel for digging ditches, or a garbage bag. While he won’t likely need each of these items on a daily basis, it is always necessary for you to give him some tools to do the jobs that he needs to do.
He’ll appreciate having a toolbox, for example, or having an assortment of pliers and wrenches to handle all the various odd jobs around the house.
For practical birthday gifts for your old man, you could always purchase him a nice pair of pants. It is always necessary for you to make sure that you select solid colors with plenty of room in the leg of the pants.
Your grandfather will be able to keep his clothing in order, and he’ll enjoy being able to wear his t-shirt under the t-shirt. Grandpa would also appreciate receiving a coffee mug with his favorite picture on it.
You can purchase mugs in several different sizes and finding one with your grandfather’s favorite photograph should be easy.