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60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters

By Margaret Manning April 09, 2014 Mindset

Turning 60 is definitely a milestone birthday. Unfortunately, coming up with the best 60th birthday ideas is not always easy! The good news is that the 43,000 women over 60 in our Sixty and Me community are here to help. Whether you’re planning your own 60th birthday or are thinking about how to help someone special in your life to celebrate, we hope you find the suggestions below helpful!

I recently asked the Sixty and Me community to share how they celebrated their 60th birthdays and I was not disappointed by the amazing answers. Their responses reflected a sense of humor, vitality, authenticity and gratitude.

One woman simply shared ice cream with her 2 grandchildren, while another hosted the most elaborate cruise for 70 friends and family. Some women appreciated the idea of a party, where friends brought a favorite book as a gift. Others were surprised by a family reunion. Some women enjoyed a trip to a local nightclub and danced the night away. Most of all, their celebrations were filled with meaning, substance and love.

Before I get to the 60th birthday ideas, I just wanted to let you know that we are currently offering a very special offer on our gentle yoga for seniors videos. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your 60th birthday than with an activity like yoga! So, why not give it a try?

Here are some of the 60th birthday ideas mentioned by the beautiful women in the Sixty and Me Community, to all you youngsters who are still only 59.

Joan collected £900 for cancer research instead of receiving gifts.

Barb celebrated her 60th birthday 50s style with girlfriends. She gave them each a small gift.

Carmen walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across Northern Spain.

Sandra went on a lunch cruise on the lake with her sons and grandchildren.

60th Birthday Ideas for Women - - Take a Lake Cruise

Elaine got married on the Greek island of Paros in chapel overlooking the sea.

Barb was given a surprise party, including a reunion with a family member.

Marilyn went to Kenya on Safari and spent the day giving gifts in various orphanages.

Connie spent her 60th birthday in Paris with her daughter!

Elizabeth walked to the top of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England.

Heather went boating with her son on her 60th birthday.

Terry celebrated her 60th with people she loved.

Deborah is planning a road trip with girlfriends on a mobile home around New Zealand.

Lucie threw herself a party with friends at a French Restaurant.

Veryan celebrated her birthday test driving an Audi R8 and Porsche.

Cheryl went to Prague for a long weekend with her husband and brother.

Linda did a tandem skydive as a charity fundraiser for a local hospice.

Barbara went to Disney World with her husband, even trying the scary rides.

Anne took a group of friends to the theatre and ate dessert in the interval.

Ann swam in an underground cenote (cave) in Mexico!

Anneke enjoyed an all-inclusive hotel stay with dancing, swimming, karaoke and drinks.

Eleanor enjoyed a bottle of vintage wine.

Elinore invited friends and musicians – piano and cello – to play her favourite classical music.

Margaret went to Cuba.

Linda hired an historic homestead for buffet lunch with entire family and close friends.

Judy says her crew at work gave her a black themed 60th birthday party.

Anne was surprised by her daughters who took her to a night club with thumping DJ music.

Judith was treated to a surprise 60th birthday trip to Spain to ride horses.

Gail took the day off work & spent her 60th not working!

Sandra had a garden party and bought herself a “divorce” ring!

Kathleen had her first tattoo.

60th Birthday Ideas for Women - Get a Tattoo

Margaret took a gentle yoga class

Carole spent the day on the beach in Mauritius!

Marianne toured Italy.

Nenette took a trip to Florence and Pisa with her daughter.

Deirdre had a wonderful 60th birthday in Hanoi Vietnam.

Betty spend her birthday in Poland to celebrate her son’s birthday the next day.

Dee took a trip to Venice and Rome to celebrate her 60th.

Margaret spent a wonderful surprise weekend in Prague with her sons and their wives.

Judith had a lovely meal with her family and I was given a beautiful ring by her daughter.

Kathleen had a cocktail party.

Veronica went to St. Anne’s Spa for three days with a close girlfriend.

60th Birthday Ideas for Women - - Go to the Spa

Britt took a holiday in Thailand and had a beach dinner with her man.

Maimun’s children rented her a 6 star hotel room in Kuala Lumpur

Sue’s children brought her a ring with three diamonds to celebrate each child.

Mary got her first tattoo.

Jacqueline bought her first (and only) gold watch.

All of these amazing women in the Sixty and Me Community shared how they made their 60th birthday an expression of their true selves. Make yours a celebration of who you are. This is your time in life to embrace the unique and wonderful woman you are. This is your life. This is your time to shine. The day you turn 60, you join millions of other women just like you who are grateful for life, excited about the future and who are shaking up the stereotypes of what a 60 year old woman is all about!

If you are looking to celebrate your 60th year on the planet, why not make it a true expression of who you really are. Do something that brings you joy, and include the people who mean the most to you.

How do you plan to celebrate your 60th birthday? Please leave your comments below.

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The Author

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com

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