75th birthday decorations: family celebrating their grandmother's birthday

Whether you’re planning a special birthday bash for your mom, dad, grandparent, or yourself, there are so many fun ways to celebrate turning the big 7-5. This milestone birthday is a special one and no ordinary decor will do. 

Here, we’re sharing ideas on 75th birthday decorations to inspire you. From classics like balloons and streamers to unique ways to welcome guests, you’ll find the perfect way to set up the space for this special celebration. Plus, we’ve included 75th birthday invitations you can use to share the news about your big day.

75th Birthday Decorations: 10 Top Ideas for Party Decor

75th birthday decorations: senior woman blowing out her birthday candle

With these 75th birthday decoration ideas, you’re sure to set the scene for a memorable party. (And most of them could be adapted easily for a 21st birthday, 30th birthday, 50th birthday, or other milestone birthday.) From specialty 75th birthday party supplies to classic party decor, there’s an option for every taste and budget.

1. Choose a Birthday Theme

While a 75th birthday celebration could be a theme itself, choosing a specific party theme can make the party planning process a lot easier. For instance, consider the birthday honoree’s favorite decade as the theme. 

From a 60s hippie theme to a 70s disco theme party or a colorful 80s celebration, there’s sure to be a decade they love. You can also go with traditional birthday themes based on color schemes — rose gold, black and white, or a favorite team’s colors are always fun.

2. Set Up Table Decorations

Once you’ve chosen a theme, it’s time to think about your 75th birthday table decorations. Start by figuring out how you’ll use tables in the space. Will you offer a formal sit-down meal? Do you prefer a casual buffet approach? Consider any space limitations and if you’re hiring a catering company or doing the food yourself.

For a buffet meal, you’ll want to decorate the main food table with some coordinating table decor. Here, you can set out napkins, serving ware, and utensils for guests to help themselves. If you’re doing a sit-down meal, you can set the tables with metallic silverware for a fancy look. Add a tablecloth in your theme colors for a sophisticated touch.

Be sure to add table centerpieces for some drama. Fresh flowers are always a great choice — select the guest of honor’s favorite flowers or birth flower. You can also opt for picture frames featuring photos of the birthday honoree at various stages in their life. Consider gourds, faux snowflakes, or beach items for seasonal birthday centerpieces.

3. Don’t Forget the Birthday Balloons

No birthday party is complete without balloons! Opt for classic latex balloons in your theme colors or go for a hint of glamor with foil balloons. Number balloons are also a great way to keep the focus on the milestone of turning 75.

4. Hang a Birthday Banner

Use hanging decorations like a birthday banner and streamers to dress up the space and welcome guests to the event. Order a custom birthday banner on a site like Etsy or make one yourself with colorful markers and butcher paper. You can hang a birthday banner over the buffet table or display it in the entryway of the venue. Personalize the banner by adding a photo or keep it simple with a phrase like, “Happy 75th birthday!

5. Dress Up Your Space With DIY Party Decor

If you’re crafty, consider making various DIY party decorations on your own or gather friends and family to make it a communal activity a week or two before the big day. Paper flowers, tassel garland, paper fans, and a piñata will instantly liven up a space, so add these finishing touches to give your venue a festive and polished look. 

6. Create a Photo Booth

One of the best 75th birthday decorations is a photo booth. You’ll have memories to last a lifetime and with fun props, it’s sure to be a fun activity for guests. Add props like silly hats and glasses or miniature signs with sayings like “happy birthday” and “I get better with time.”

7. Whip Up a Beautiful Birthday Cake

All great parties have cake — and a 75th birthday celebration is no exception! Make a cake yourself using grandma’s recipe or order a custom cake for the birthday honoree. You can also choose smaller desserts like cake pops or cupcakes as a party favor for guests to take home. 

8. Take It Up a Notch With Cake Toppers

Make your cake stand out with an eye-catching cake topper. You can order an image of the birthday honoree to place atop the cake or choose a simple “75.” Gold glitter toppers add elegance and shine or you can choose a colorful design to match your themed party.

9. Add Confetti 

Confetti might make a mess, but it sure is fun, especially as part of your 75th birthday party decorations. If it’s a surprise party, hand out confetti poppers to guests. They can shower the birthday honoree when they enter the room. You can also sprinkle confetti on the tables to add a little sparkle. Consider using biodegradable confetti and other eco-friendly party decorations.

10. Offer Party Favors

If you’re celebrating a 75th birthday party, chances are high that there will be kids in attendance. Whether it’s your grandkids or other family members and friends, it’s fun to send them home with a little trinket from the party. Goodie bags filled with stickers and miniature toys are great ideas for young partygoers.

For adult party favors, consider sending guests home with mini bottles of your favorite spirit. You can also custom order custom candle tins, jars of homemade jam, cookies, or specialty hand pies using recipes handed down through generations.

75th Birthday Party Invitations

You have your 75th birthday party decorations mapped out; now it’s time to get things rolling with your invitations. Greenvelope offers hundreds of birthday party invitations crafted by artists from across the globe. Whether you want something simple or fancy, there’s a design you’ll love. Here are some of our favorite 75th birthday party invitations you can customize for your special event.

1. Happy Paint Speckles Card

75th birthday decorations: Happy Paint Speckles Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This colorful invite is the perfect way to ask guests to celebrate a 75th birthday. You can also use this invite to celebrate other milestone birthdays including a 70th birthday, 80th birthday, or 90th birthday.

2. Forever Young Invitation

75th birthday decorations: Forever Young Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

This formal invite features a muted color scheme and gold foil accents for a hint of elegance. It perfectly sets the tone for a swanky 75th milestone birthday

3. Better With Wine Invitation

Better With Wine Invitation

Design: Laura Bolter Design

Does the birthday honoree love wine? This cheeky invite is a fun way to ask guests to celebrate the latest trip around the sun. Customize it by changing the color palette, font, and event details.

4. Spliced Frame Invitation

Spliced Frame Invitation

Design: Hudson Meet Rose

This modern invite features a wrapped word frame centering on a photo of the person you’re celebrating. It’s a wonderful way to honor the newly minted 75-year-old and invite friends and family to a fabulous celebration.

5. One Year Wiser Invitation

One Year Wiser Invitation

Design: Niru & Baku

This milestone birthday party invitation is ideal for a wide range of ages, including a 75th birthday celebration. The chic style and metallic accents elevate the look for a formal affair but it would also work for casual gatherings.

6. Surprise Party! Invitation

Surprise Party! Invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

Whether you’re celebrating a 40th birthday, 60th birthday,or 75th birthday, a surprise party is a great way to make someone’s day extra special. This colorful surprise party invite will surely bring cheer and have guests eagerly awaiting the special day.

Cheers to 75! 

These ideas for 75th birthday decorations are sure to help you honor such an important milestone. From fancy and formal to casual and fun, take inspiration and decide which options work best for your budget and style.

Want more ways to celebrate life? Explore our Stationers blog for plenty of party ideas. Plus, our collection of digital invites makes it easy to ask guests to attend your special event. Each invite is customizable so you can make designs you won’t see anywhere else. Here’s to 75 — it was worth the wait!