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Party Ideas

75th Birthday Party IdeasA milestone birthday like this deserves a memorable party!

Whether you’re planning an at-home event, a formal dinner and dance, or something in between, you’re sure to find unique ideas that are the perfect way to celebrate.

Be sure to check out our helpful tips on planning a fabulous party.

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Gift Ideas

75th Birthday Gift IdeasWhat do you buy for someone who is 75? You’ll find loads of suggestions here!

We’ve got everything from luxurious gifts to small trinkets – you’re sure to find a present that suits perfectly.

Whether you’re shopping for a friend, your Mom or Dad, or your grandparents, you’ll find a present that they’re sure to appreciate and remember.

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Party Invitations

Blue 75th Birthday Photo InvitationsThe perfect party starts with a fun and informative invitation!

Set the tone for a blow-out celebration with one of these sure-to-please 75th birthday invites. We’ve got everything from photo invitations to colorful invites to formal occasion invitations – which can all be customized to suit your needs.

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75th Birthday Shirts for Men

75th Birthday Shirts for Men

Bring a smile to the birthday boy’s face with one of these clever 75th birthday shirts! Each design comes in several colors and styles – you can even add matching pajama pants to many of the shirts. Just click on your favorite shirt for more details.

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75th Birthday Cakes

75th Birthday Cakes

The cake always takes center stage at any party, so the pressure is on when choosing 75th birthday cakes!  Here are some show-stopping cakes for a little inspiration.

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16 Eye-Catching Ways to Use Photos as Party Decorations

16 Eye-Catching Ways to Use Photos as Party Decorations

My favorite way to decorate for a milestone birthday party, such as a 75th, is to use loads of photos of the birthday celebrant.  It’s so much fun for everyone to see how much he or she has changed over the years.  Pictures are great ways to bring back memories, and are fabulous conversation starters.

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Personalized The Day You Were Born Keepsake Plaque

Personalized The Day You Were Born Keepsake Plaque

Are you looking for a unique milestone birthday gift that’s sure to be a hit? Then look no further – this striking personalized keepsake plaque is a guaranteed winner! One of our top sellers, this surprisingly affordable (just under $30) plaque is personalized at the top with the recipient’s name and birthdate.

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The Day You Were Born Gifts

The Day You Were Born Gifts

When celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, it’s always so much fun to remember what life was like way back when! These unique The Day You Were Born gifts are the perfect way to reminisce and find out more about life back in the good old days.

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75th Birthday Ideas

This milestone event calls for a memorable celebration, but not everyone enjoys a party. Here are a few other ways to celebrate a loved one’s (or your own) birthday:

Visit Memorable Sites

Someone who is celebrating their dodranscentennial (I had to look the official name up) has loads of memories. There are so many places and people that have been important to them over their life, and they may not have seen these places in years.

A trip to see some of those special places is an event that you’ll both enjoy, and a memory that you’ll both cherish.

Before you go you might want to take some time to make sure that you have the correct addresses. After all many of the buildings and places will changed over the past 75 years, and the birthday man or woman may not immediately recognize these places.

Create a Slideshow

Another great way to celebrate a milestone event is to create a slide show using favorite photos from the person’s lifetime. You might try asking family and friends for their favorite photos so that you get a wider selection.

If the photos are not in digital format, then you’ll need to scan them into your computer. You can then use your favorites photo editing software to make a slide show. Don’t forget to add music to create a really unique show!

If you need help with this you might try asking a teenager to help you. Most teams can do this quickly without any problem!

Take a Special Trip

Does the birthday man or woman have any special trips that they’ve always wanted to take? Taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip is a marvelous way to celebrate the 75th!

If possible, bring along as many family members or friends for an extraordinary celebration. A cruise or a resort stay makes it easy to find events for people in all age ranges and activity levels will enjoy.

Find Their Old Friends on Facebook

Is the senior active on Facebook? If not, you could think about setting up a Facebook account for them. Look up their friends and family members and ask them to send messages for their birthday. You could also try to track down old school friends that they may have lost touch with!

He or she will enjoy looking at their friend’s pages and seeing what everyone is up to. 75 definitely isn’t too old for Facebook – my mother-in-law (who is in her 80s and isn’t tech savvy in the least) feels that she has to limit her Facebook time to under 2 hours per day!

What Else Happened in 1938?

Obviously, to the birthday celebrant, the most important thing that happened in 1938 was their birth! But there were other events that took place that year – here are just a few of them:

  • Nestle Crunch bar was created. Check out the winners of their 75th anniversary cupcake recipe on their Facebook page – they sound delicious!
  • Superman made his first appearance in DC Comics book. A copy of that comic book would make a wonderful 75th birthday gift – and it will only set you back a cool $2.16 million.
  • Instant coffee was invented.
  • 1938 was a stellar year for comics…”Dennis the Menace” debuted in July
  • Lou Gehrig hits his last grand slam – a total of 23 during his career.
  • Dupont develops a new synthetic fiber – nylon.
  • Panic ensued after Orson Welles’ radio drama “War of the Worlds” was broadcast; many listeners thought it was a news broadcast rather than a play.
  • Ball point pens were first introduced in 1938.