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50th Birthday Celebration Ideas

Sujata Iyer Feb 13, 2020
A 50th birthday means a search for wonderful celebration ideas. Fortunately, your search will end with this article, because it has taken care of everything, well almost. Read on to find out more.
So, someone you love is turning 50 soon, and you need some good ideas for the surprise that you're planning. Turning fifty is a great milestone in anyone's life. And it is only natural to want some extraordinary ideas to plan out a super successful 50th birthday party. That's what we'll give you in this BirthdayFrenzy article. So, you can get on with planning the party as soon as possible! Have fun!

Celebration Ideas for a 50th Birthday

Planning and looking for birthday party ideas needs a bit of creativity and some good resources. You have to take care of everything, from the party theme, to the invitations, then the food, the games, and the list can go on and on. Luckily, we have for you, some ideas on how you can go about planning the big party. So, read on and take your pick.


There are a lot of themes that you can choose from, if you really think about it. Given below, are a couple of themes that are guaranteed to be a success, anytime.
Year of Birth: For this theme, you need to know the year of birth of the person celebrating his or her 50th birthday. Then, mark that decade, and have a rocking party, with a theme that revolves around the popular cultures of that decade. Somewhere around the 1960s, or 70, for instance, you can have a wonderful hippie party!
Gold: Well, 50 is the golden jubilee year of the person's birth. So, having gold as the theme for the party, is always a good idea. Have the invitations laced with gold, ask the guests to wear costumes with a dash of gold, and decorate the place with golden streamers, festoons, and a giant golden disco ball!


The next step is the party invitations. Once you have the theme decided, this step is a piece of cake. You can incorporate some funny 50th birthday jokes or quotes in your invitations. You can make them hilarious by mocking the 50-year old, or you can have elegant invites, in a combination of colors such as cream and gold, chocolate-brown and gold, green and gold, pink and gold, blue and gold, etc.


The next important thing that you need to take care of, is the party food. Here are some ideas that you can check out.
Casual: If it's a casual party, with only family and friends, then you can go easy on the food. Simply prepare easy and popular favorites, like chips or chicken fingers with dip for starters. Have a main course of honey baked potatoes, with a side salad, and for dessert, you'll have a gorgeous birthday cake for everyone!
Semi-Formal: For a semi-formal party, you'll need a three course elegant dinner. You can begin with a bowl of cream soup (corn or chicken), with some crackers. For the main course, you can have a delicious chicken or beef casserole, together with some wine to wash it down. The dessert though, will remain the birthday cake!


Here are some birthday cake ideas that you can ask your local baker to fix up for you, if possible.
FIFTY: Instead of the conventional numeral '50' cake, ask your baker to bake a cake with the number fifty spelled out. Do this if you're expecting a large number of people. It's just 5 letters, but the actual cake will amount to much more.
Favorite: This idea is actually the easiest one. Instead of hunting for some super exotic flavor of cake, just get a huge cake, in the favorite flavor of the birthday boy or girl. Have it in a shape of his or her name, or give an artistic baker a photograph of the birthday boy or girl, and ask him to replicate it in the form of a cake.


If you're going to be attending a 50th birthday party, then here are a couple of good gift ideas that you can try.
Fake Newspaper: As a gift, you can gather stories about him or her from friends and family. Have all these stories, anecdotes, incidents, etc. typed and printed in the form of a newspaper from a local press. Make copies for all the guests and a special glossy one for the 50-year old!
50 Things: Another idea is to think of 50 things that he or she loves. Begin collecting these things well in advance so you can do each gift justice. They can be small or big. They can be tickets, gift coupons, etc. Whatever you think will bring that extra joy to him or her.
Use the ideas mentioned here, and you're sure to have a wonderful time! Make sure you keep in mind that the people attending the party will also be somewhere around the same age group. So everything about the party celebration should agree with a majority of them. Have fun!