How To Plan A 60Th Birthday Party On A Budget

How to Plan a 60th Birthday Party on a Budget?

Woohoo! You’re now 60. You’ve got to prepare a big party for it.

This birthday should be remarkable, awesome and memorable. What do you think?

Even if you want to run a low budget, you need to plan a budget for the party.

And this article will show you how to plan your 60th Birthday Party on a budget. Let’s begin.

How much money do you need to budget for the birthday party?

A good party plan cannot be made without having some money budgeted. And this section shows you how to calculate the amount of money needed to launch your birthday party.

Birthday Party Cost (BPC) = $ [GC + NGC]

Where, GC is the Guest Cost, and NGC is the Non-Guest Cost.

The amount of money required to cater for your guest’s needs at the birthday party is the guest cost. And it depends on the number of guests present at the party.

To know how much that would cost, you need to create a list of your invitees and ensure that you have included the names of relatives, friends, workers, and close persons that you would like to see at the latter.

You should also create an extension for uninvited guests.

Calculate how much it would cost to cater for a single person that would be present at the party. Do the arithmetic and term your answer as Guest Cost (GC). So,

Guest Cost = $ [(NAL + 0.15 X NAL) X CP]


NAL = Number of attendees or invitees on your list.

CP = Cost of catering per person or invitee.

The amount of money required to prepare a venue, rent chairs and tables (rental services), rent party space, make a birthday cake, entertain, and cater for other issues that are not directly linked with the guest is termed as the Non-Guest Cost.

Non-Guest Cost, NGC = $ [VC + RC + BcC + EC + OC] + 0.15 [VC + RC + BcC + EC + OC]


VC = Cost for the venue

RC = Cost for the rents (chairs, tables, plates, spoons, speakers, iPod, and the likes).

BcC = Cost for making or buying a birthday cake.

EC = Cost for entertainment, DJ, and related entertaining rants.

OC = Other Costs.

Take for example; Mrs Alex wants to calculate how much it would cost her to launch her birthday party. She expects 50 people at the party. And the amount of money needed to give food, drinks and takeaways to each person that would be present at the party is $15.

She needs $200 to rent a venue and a party space, the chairs and tables cost $50 on rent, the birthday cake costs $80, the costs to hire an entertainer is $200, and the costs for other issues is $30.

So, Mrs. Alex’s Birthday Party would cost; BPC = $ [GC + NGC]

The Guest Cost, GC = $ [(NAL + 0.15 X NAL) X CP] = [(50 + 0.15 X 50) X 15] = $862.50

The Non-Guest Cost, NGC = $ [VC + RC + BcC + EC + OC] + 0.15 [VC + RC + BcC + EC + OC] = [200 + 50+ 80+ 200 + 30] + 0.15 [200 + 50 + 80 + 200 + 30] = $644.00

Thus, the Birthday Party Cost = $ [862.50 + 644.00] = $1506.00

As a result, Mrs. Alex needs to budget $1506.00 for her coming 60th Birthday. You can also do the same to calculate the amount of money you need to launch your 60th Birthday.

How can you get the money to launch your birthday party?

You can get the money from your saving, children and close friends. And if you need much more, you can take out an online personal loan.

You are expected to pay back in installments over a period of time with the interest applied on the latter.

60th Birthday Party Ideas

You can have your 60th birthday as good as having the 18th birthday, despite you’re aged. Just implement the necessary ideas, and you will find yourself experiencing the moment, and you will get people around you enjoying it greatly.

  1. Outsource the Preparation: It is your 60th birthday. The entire family is happy for you. Outsource the works to your children. Enlist relatives that will go beyond eating at the party. Works like buying stuff from the market, booking a venue, and the likes can be done by your people.
  2. Send Invitations: A 60th birthday party can be akin to a bridal party. Send the invitation card to people. The invitation card may have photo series of yours since you were a baby up until now. On the invitation card, you should have your name, address and venue, date, time, email address and a phone number.
  3. Decoration: A nice birthday theme and decoration can make your birthday look beautiful. Choose the dressing code and decorative theme. Ensure you get the best outlook that fits.
  4. Prepare a Song: You should sing a personal song at the party…even if you are bad at singing. Everyone will be there to see how happy you are. Ensure you do make them feel who you really are.
  5. Prepare a Speech: It is good to give an inspiring and ever-powerful speech at such an event. The speech should last at least 15 minutes. In this speech, you should tell stories, educate people, embarrass your mistakes over time, and move the audience with your oratory ability.
  6. Gifts and Donation: If you have enough money, make a donation. Give money to an orphanage home. Announce the donation at the party. Mark your 60th birthday with charity. Contribute to the world’s goodness. Make your audience understand the need for love.
  7. Dance to the Music: Before the day, choose the playlist that you like the most. Give it to your DJ before the day. As the dancing moment comes, step up to the dancing space, lift your heart with gladness, shackle your memory, and find a reason to dance.
  8. Free Gifts: Inscribed a brand like “YOUR NAME @ 60” on clothes, bucket or any presentable material, and freely give them to everyone that comes for the party. Doing so will make the day unforgettable. Materials like handkerchiefs, towels, buckets, T-Shirts and the likes can be used.


With this article, you can plan a memorable 60th birthday party. It shows you how to calculate the amount of money the party demands, how to budget the money and what to do to make the party go awesome.