A 94th birthday party is a rare and special occasion that needs to be celebrated in style. Remember that a person who achieves this milestone has been alive for almost a century and has probably seen and experienced almost everything in this long lifetime. Celebrating this unique occasion is truly an amazing experience, and deserves the utmost preparation and care.
Make the invitations to the 94th birthday party special by personalizing them with a picture of the birthday boy or girl. You could use a single picture of the honored guest when he or she was a child, or make a collage of pictures from different stages of the person’s life. Do not forget to add all of the pertinent information on the invitation, such as the date, time and address of the affair.
Keep the theme nostalgic by reliving the era of when the birthday boy or girl was a child. Ask the guests at the party to dress in clothing from that era and talk about events that were pertinent to that time period. For instance, some of the major events and topics of the first 20 years of the 20th century were World War I, Babe Ruth and films of the day, such as “Birth of a Nation”. These could be all be interesting topics of conversation.
Another idea is to use the number “94” itself as a theme of the party. Place 94 balloons in a room or cover the walls of the party with 94 pictures of the honored birthday guest.
Keep the party fun by entertaining the crowd with trivia games. The questions could be about the featured guest’s life, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Some of the questions could also be about major events of the last 94 years. You could also play bingo, but manufacture your own bingo cards with pictures of the birthday boy or girl’s life. Play music at the event from the 1910s and 1920s and encourage everyone to get on the dance floor and perform dances of that era, such as the “Jitterbug” and the “Charleston”.
Guests and Speeches
Make the biggest surprise of the evening the guest list by inviting as many extended family members and old friends of the guest of honor as you can locate. You may even want to dig a little deeper and locate people that the birthday honoree hasn't seen in several years. During the party, encourage these people to stand up and share stories and memories about the birthday boy or girl. Ask each guest to sign a register. This book of names and signatures will make a lovely gift for someone celebrating such a milestone birthday.
Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.