Post # 1
Hi bees! I need some help thinking of ideas for my dads 60th birthday party. We are having a small dinner patry with my immediate family and his brothers family (9 people total) in a private room at an Italian wine shop / restaurant. The dinner will include wine pairings and tastings with the sommelier. DH and I are paying for dinner for everyone, so that will be our main gift.
I need some help of thinking of fun things to do during dinner. My dad is very fun-loving, and the dinner is somewhat serious (but he loves Italian food and loves wine)! Does anyone have any good ideas of ways to ‘roast’ him or other funny things to do to lighten the mood? The party is next week, so I’m running short on time!
The only thing I can think of is having everyone stand up and tell their favorite story? Anyone have any better ideas? Thanks!
Post # 2
Maybe something related to the movie “The godfather” since it’s italian and all that? 😛
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Post # 3
CityBearBride: You could do something like this. Ask all the guests (include friends and family who aren’t able to attend), to email you a memory of a time they shared with your Dad. The guests who are in attendance can read out their own memory. For the others,you can print them out, insert them into envelopes and have your Dad read them aloud.
Or, you could do some research on things that happened in each decade of his life:
1954- he was born, so were Condoleezza Rice,Bruce Hornsby,Jackie Chan and John Travolta
check here for ideas. http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1954.html
You could ask 6 people at the dinner party to present each decade. Include some anecdotes of his life or relationship with the person presenting.
Post # 4
Anamagana: godfather would be fun! Thanks!
julies1949: I like the decades idea – very cute!
Post # 5
My mom and I actually just threw my dad a surprise 60th birthday party in May. I made a big board of fun facts from 1954, that could totally be made into trivia questions or something fun with a game like that. Just Google 1954 facts, and check out a few websites for info. It was really informative too. I had a sports section for who won the Stanley Cup, World Series, etc, and cost of living info-average yearly salary, cost of a loaf of bread/gallon of gas, etc, pop culture- what movie won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, famous Actors born in that year, and just different things about life in that year-first year M&Ms peanuts came out, 1st year Swanson made TV dinners, etc.