Ideas for a Surprise 65th Birthday


Turning 65 is a milestone and deserves a special celebration. But by the time someone turns 65, birthday celebrations may have become somewhat predictable. An element of surprise is in order. Think about what the guest of honor would enjoy, but consider your other guests, as well. After all, most everyone is game for a birthday surprise.

Guest Bartender

  • Surprise the guest of honor by pre-selecting guests to serve as bartender for an hour. Choose guests who are especially close to the celebrant, such as his best friend or brother. The guest will then create his own special drink based on a memory of the celebrant. As each guest takes over the bar, he must announce his special drink and the memory it's based on. For example, a guest who served in the birthday celebrant's wedding might name his drink Best Man-hattan.

Forever Young

  • Tell the guests that the night will be an "over-the-hill" celebration. And decorate the room in black with
    RIP signs. Then, when everyone has arrived, surprise everyone with an array of children's toys. Put out hula hoops, construction toys, firetrucks, children's cards, basketballs and finger paints. Have your guests play with the toys of their choosing and devise games and prizes.

Surprise the Guests

  • Turn the surprise party on its head by surprising the guests instead of the guest of honor. Tell everyone the party is at 9 p.m., but plan it for 9 a.m. Rent a van and fill it up with thermoses of coffee and pastries. Have the birthday celebrant ring the doorbell at each guest's home to announce the "surprise" party. The guest has five minutes to get ready before she has to get in the van and head out to the party.

    The party is still a surprise, but this way the birthday celebrant is in on it.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit birthday party favors image by Photoeyes from
Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • 65th Birthday Party Decorations

    A 65th birthday is a milestone event that requires a proper celebration with close friends and family. If you're organizing a party...

  • 30th Surprise Birthday Ideas

    Planning a surprise for someone's 30th birthday provides for a few interesting opportunities. The surprise can be as simple as reconnecting with...

  • 65th Birthday Ideas for Women

    Many people plan elaborate parties to commemorate 65th birthdays. For some, this milestone signifies retirement, senior discounts and the beginning of the...

  • 65th Birthday Ideas for Men

    The 65th birthday is a significant one–a birthday that should be celebrated in a special way. Those who have reached 65 are...

  • 65th Birthday Ideas

    A 65th birthday should be a special event. By the time most people reach this age they haven’t had a birthday party...

  • 65th Birthday Present Idea

    You may find it challenging to select the right present for someone's 65th birthday. At that age, you may surmise the person...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Throw a Halloween Dinner Party

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!