Milestone Birthday Ideas and Printables

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I had the honor of helping to throw a surprise 90th birthday party for my husband’s grandmother. Truthfully, I did very little. My Mother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law and some of her other children’s spouses did all the hard work! I just made a few printables and supplied the house ;). It turned out to be such a nice event, and truthfully, it was the happiest I have EVER seen her! (which was a relief because we were all a little nervous to surprise a 90 year-old).

90th birthday party ideas and free printables, great for any milestone birthday celebration!

I’m here to share some of my favorite details from the party, all of which can be adapted for really any big milestone birthday celebration! And if you want to see more details and live footage from this party I have some saved to my Insta-Stories Highlights, head over and check them out!

Milestone Birthday Invitation

milestone birthday invitation

I made these as the invitations, I love that vintage photo we found of her! There weren’t a lot to choose from so I’m glad we found this one 🙂

To Order Invitations ($10):

  • Send an email to
  • Include all the details including what age they are turning, photo if you want one included, location, date, time RSVP etc.
  • I will send a draft for you to approve
  • Payment will be made via PayPal or Venmo
  • You will receive digital 5X7 JPEG file that you can have printed at your desired location

Milestone Birthday Centerpieces

My mother-in-law made the gorgeous centerpieces. She used this chalk paint to paint the little buckets that we put the tulips in:Milestone birthday centerpiece idea

And aren’t the photo holders wonderful? We had several at each table so people could look through old photos as they ate and chatted.milestone birthday centerpiece photo holders

She made the photo holders out of the following: Wire, Candlestick, Plug

Milestone Birthday Decorations

My favorite decoration for sure was the vintage dress  we had displayed! I had nothing to do with this but I loved how it added to the feel of the party! They rounded up a manican and put one of her actual dresses on it, and pinned to the dress a photo of her IN the dress!

90th birthday decoration ideas

My sister in law made that cute sign next to it detailing how many days, hours and mintues she’s lived, how many children and grandchildren etc.

90th birthday party decoration ideas

I saw this idea floating around in Pinterest and had to re-create it! Cracks me up.

milestone birthday banner free printable

And I whipped up that banner quickly to hang. I have it for you to download (at end up post) including most numbers so you can use it for any milestone birthday!

Milestone Birthday Poster

I loved making this 1928 poster to celebrate her life and the year she was born. She’s pretty famous sharing a birth year with antibiotics!!!

milestone birthday poster

This is a 16X20 poster that we had printed at Costco, I was really pleased with how it turned out. I am happy to personalize a similar poster for your event.

To Order Poster ($10):

  • Send an email to with the birth year, photo and any personal specifics you want included (I can look up general facts about the year that will be fun to include).
  • I will send a draft for you to approve
  •  Payment will be made via PayPal or Venmo
  • You will receive digital 16X20 JPEG file that you can have printed at your desired location

If you are ready to download your free printable “____ Years Loved” poster just take a second to follow me on social media, and the click on the button below 🙂 Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest. Thank you so much!!

I’m working on getting all the details from my Mother-in-Law’s surprise 60th birthday up soon! Keep a look out. Thanks for being awesome 🙂

4 thoughts on “Milestone Birthday Ideas and Printables

  1. I would love to do something like this for my mother too! I remember having a special party for my late grandpa when he celebrated his 75th. It was a big family reunion with some of his special friends. Oh what a lovely memory it is!

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