Whether it’s a grandparent, neighbour, or client, you may be wondering what’s a fun way to celebrate an elderly persons birthday at home? We have some ideas for you.
Planning a birthday party doesn’t have to involve going out. With a little creativity, you can throw a fun celebration your senior loved one will enjoy safely at home. Here are some ideas:
Put together a slideshow of photos from your senior’s life – childhood, family, hobbies, and travels. Print out favourite photos for guests to enjoy too. Have everyone share memories about specific photos.
Choose a movie your senior will love from their era. Provide popcorn, sweets, or themed refreshments. Play the movie on your TV or if possible, set up a projector against a plain wall. Why not make it a pyjama party?
Ask guests and your senior to showcase hidden talents like singing, dancing, jokes or magic tricks. Hand out fake awards like “Most Talented” to encourage silliness.
Select a recipe your senior enjoys and have everyone help prepare it together. For dessert, bake a cake and decorate it with candles to sing to.
Create Bingo cards with different songs listed and take turns playing clips for seniors to cross off. Have prizes for full cards like music-themed candy or accessories.
Set up your mobile phone on a tripod with a timer. Provide props, backdrops and frame prints for guests to take silly photos together.
The key is choosing interactive ideas your senior will find joyful and meaningful. Their safety should be the top priority, so keep plans simple at home. With a little thought, you’re sure to create sweet memories!
One of the key benefits of home care for the elderly is that you can spend more time together enjoying your seniors’ golden years. Get in touch to learn more about home care in Aberdeen and how we can help support your family.