60th Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas

60th wedding anniversary party ideas need to be special, 60 years together is a big celebration!

Start by thinking about the type of party your anniversary couple will enjoy;

  • Is it to be a big or small party? 
  • Where would they like to be 
  • And who would they like to be there?

Now you know the type of party your anniversary couple will enjoy you need to start thinking about the 60th anniversary celebrations.

To help we have put together a free printable checklist to help with your anniversary party planning. Here you will find checklist's for catering, florists, your venue and your anniversary party timeline, in other words when you need to do what by!

Party Venue

Location is important too as you want to be able to be able to spend as much time as possible enjoying everyone's company. We have always found that family parties always work best if you are at someone's home.

Even better if it's in the summer months as you can then be outdoors too which means you have more space to invite more people. Love garden parties!

Alternatively you could look at having a picnic at your local State park or there may be a room or space that you can hire at your local park that would be perfect.

If you are organizing the party and still want to enjoy the day it would be best to rent a space and have caterers. That way you will be able to chat to everyone and not have to worry if there is enough food etc.

60th Wedding Anniversary Decorations

Most 60th wedding annversary party ideas will have either the diamond theme as this is the symbol of 60 years together or a 1950s theme.

For your party decorations use the diamond theme with white and sparkly everything. Sadly it is difficult to find 60th anniversary specific party items, instead you may need to use 60th birthday decorations that have the number 60 on.

Decoration ideas for your party;

  • 6 and a 0 helium balloons - these can be quite large so would work well as a backdrop
  • Craft crystals (looking like diamonds) would look great scattered on tables and also as part of an anniversary centerpiece.
  • Plus candles and crystal holders would look very pretty on each table.
  • Old photos - you could even have a framed photo on each table.
  • Name each table after a decade with a photo from that year - 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and teens.

Photo by Scott Yu

It is also nice to have photographs from the last 60 years, a display of wedding photographs would be perfect. You may want to copy the originals so you don't need to worry if they get damaged.

You can add these to a memory table, along with souvenirs from the past 60 years, some ideas;

  1. Photo albums
  2. Wedding dress
  3. Map of everywhere you have lived
  4. Map of everywhere you have visited
  5. Trophies and medals won at sports, cooking, arts or gardening
  6. Your family tree with the anniversary couple at the top.

For the entertainment, it could be as simple as music from 60 years ago or talented family and friends could put together a very personal private concert!

This anniversary party is all about the couple and being able to spend time with family and friends, hope you get to enjoy the party too!

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