My dad is turning 75 tomorrow and we are having a little celebration at the house today. I went to iParty to get some decorations and learned that the special birthday number balloons and decorations stop at 60! I'm assuming the demand, historically, drops off for these later birthdays. But, with more and more of us being healthier at these later ages, perhaps we will see a change with what is offered going forward.
Even if this does happen, or if you are preparing for an earlier or significantly advanced age special birthday, you may want to consider doing what I ended up doing with Dad's birthday, making a combination of store bought decorations with your customizations.
These pretty stars were purchased at iParty for $1.75 each. I went through pictures of Dad and picked my favorite ones. These were then scanned, printed and glued to the center of the stars. Next, several short catchy phrases were created, printed and glued on. It's nice when you can rhyme. For example: "High Five You're Seventy Five!" and "Oh My You're 75!".
To continue the star theme, a large mylar balloon was purchased for $11 which has room for adding the birthday number and the person's name. These customizations can be added with a special marker or number and letter stickers.
Decorations put together with this kind of thought end up being a special kind of gift for the person celebrating the birthday as well as their friends and family.