So, this is the year! We get a new number every 365 days, but some are especially noteworthy. The baby has a very first birthday, or it’s double digits for a child turning ten. Sweet Sixteen, twenty-one, and suddenly it’s the Big 4-0! Whatever milestone you’re marking, you’ll find an invitation to kick off the celebrating. Browse, customize, and download, send online or print, and your milestone party is on!
More good news! You don’t have to be a decorating diva to succeed with this party. It’s all about The Number! Supplement a shiny balloon or two touting this year’s special age with the favored colors of the honoree. Solid-color balloons, garlands, paper lanterns, plates and napkins are all potential color pops. Patterned balloons are available in some colors at a hobby or party store and add variety.
Games can revolve around The Number, too. Everybody gets that number of turns or guesses, or it’s the number of hops or steps we take in Simon Says. Make a group game out of compiling a list of interesting facts and positive traits about the Birthday Star, one for each year being celebrated. Try counting down from the birthday number for blowing out the candles. You’ll probably think of even more ways to highlight The Number of this extra-significant year and have a great Milestone Birthday Party!