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.
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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) 75th 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 1940?
Obviously, to the birthday celebrant, the most important thing that happened in 1940 was their birth! But there were other events that took place that year – here are just a few of them:
- “Gone with the Wind” was the big winner, taking home 8 Oscars.
- Morton Salt was introduced
- The cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in “A Wild Hare”
- 1940 was a stellar year for comics…”Batman” who first appeared in May 1939, got his own comic book title in 1940.
- 1940 was a leap year.
- Tom & Jerry, everyone’s favorite cat & mouse duo, made their debut in “Puss Gets the Boot”.
- Tiffany’s in New York City became the first fully air-conditioned store.
- M&Ms were manufactured for the first time
- Penicillin was first used to help treat and cure diseases
- Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. became the first African-American General in the US Army
- The 40 hour work week was introduced
- Nylon stockings were sold for the first time and became an instant hit
- John Lennon was born in 1940