Milestone parties should be as special as the people being honored. We have gathered insights and advice from some of the country's top party planners and writers so you can create your own unforgettable event. Enjoy!
1.) "Celebrate Everything!" -- Advice from Martha Stewart's own party planner Darcy Miller (she must be amazing) in "The Salonnière" which calls itself the nation's leading website dedicated to the art of entertaining.
2.) Spoiling our loved ones -- Don’t dread blowing out your candles, make it a fête to remember. Party planner extraordinaire Cassandra Bette for Lauren Conrad.
3.) Put yourself in the guest of honor’s shoes -- planning a party as momentous as the milestone. Experience from Absolute Events by Corrine, Event Makers Blog.
4.) Celebrate the best of times -- how to host an unforgettable milestone birthday party. By Donna Pilato, fabulous blogger, Entertaining Expert at About.com from 1999 through 2014, reporting on the latest trends in parties, food, and themes for parties and shared with readers' tips and advice on how to recreate them in their own homes.
5.) Invite a few special people from each stage of honoree's life -- 9 out of the box party ideas from Shelley Emling, Senior Editor at Huff/Post50 and Special Projects Digital Editor for the AARP.
6.) Making a magnificent milestone birthday -- 8 spot-on tips from Christie Troxell of Ritzy Parties, designer, stylist, event planner, for the Oriental Trading blog
7.) Party ideas to make your next get-together Instagram-famous
--simple tips for the social media-inclined to take your party to the next level from Redbook.
8.) Thinking back to childhood birthdays, what do you remember most? -- Probably not the presents or the parties (though those were nice, too). It's the magical feeling you had. Thoughts from Anne-Marie O'Neill of "Real Simple Celebrations"
9.) Big Birthdays: milestones or millstones? -- What 10 people did, or plan to do, when turning 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90. From Patricia Corrigan, journalist and the author of 19 books including 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die.
10.) How to give the perfect toast -- your toast is an act of love. The greatest gift you can give another human being is sharing your love for them in public. It honors them, it honors your relationship and shows others you are proud to have them in your life.
From Vanessa Van Edwards, human behavior investigator studying the hidden forces that drive behavior patterns—and she’s cracked the code. Author of Captivate The Science of Succeeding with People.