For every hallmark birthday they’d rather hide between age 30 and 70, you can make sure they remember it in a big way with an over-the-hill party with decorations, tableware and more from Shindigz. Go all out with the humorous insults and exaggeration by providing a cane or walker for the guest of honor. Craft centerpieces from colorful baskets trimmed in bright and festive ribbon and filled with Geritol, laxatives and other accoutrements of aging. Create favors from personalized candy jars dressed up as pill bottles and emblazoned with a fitting prescription. Whether you’re having a small celebration at home or a big, embarrassing bash before a crowd, Shindigz can provide all the over the hill plates, napkins and cups you need. They’re available in a variety of patterns and come in party packs for the value-minded.
You don’t have to make a big splash to make sure your good-natured ribbing gets its message across, though. Sometimes, all it takes is a cardboard standee emblazoned with the milestone age blocking a computer screen or a not-so-subtle balloon tied to a co-worker’s desk chair. A grim reaper Mylar balloon saying, “relax … I’m just here for the cake” is a perennial favorite among jokesters. Solid black balloon bouquets also are a nice needling touch. Fake tombstones are always appropriately inappropriate, and magnetic decorations are perfect for an office white board. Soften the blow with a cake and personalized candy and treats that send a sweeter message about your colleague’s milestone. Skip the numbered candles this time, though. A full lineup of 30, 40, 50, 60 or more makes a much bigger impact.