This word became Åxhe in Walloon and Aix in French, and subsequently Aix-la-Chapelle after Charlemagne had a cathedral built there in the late eighth century and then made the city his empire's capital.Aachen's name in French and German evolved in parallel.
Other themes reflect on trends from the person’s lifetime, like Groovy -70s or Totally Rad -80s.
You could prepare a light-hearted “roast.” Put together a Powerpoint presentation of childhood pictures set to theme music, or a collection of video clips from important milestones.
During the Iron Age, the area was settled by Celtic peoples who were perhaps drawn by the marshy Aachen basin's hot sulphur springs where they worshipped Grannus, god of light and healing.
Later, the 25-hectare Roman spa resort town of Aquae Granni was, according to legend, founded by Grenus, under Hadrian, around AD 124.
Some excellent venues include movie theaters, bowling alleys, fun parks with bumper cars and mini-golf, rock-climbing centers and swimming pools and water parks.
Decorate the backyard, and set up plenty of chairs for a family reunion-style party.
The location has been inhabited by humans since the Neolithic era, about 5,000 years ago, attracted to its warm mineral springs.
Latin Aquae figures in Aachen's Roman name Aquae granni, which meant "waters of Grannus", referring to the Celtic god of healing who was worshipped at the springs.
Many parties are connected to food in some way, so you could decide to place some emphasis on that aspect and serve high quality food – and drink – which is creative and more special than usual.