As kids, birthday parties were exciting and elaborate with friends, cake, and lots of fun. It seems that as our age goes up (along with our stress level) the birthday parties get less exciting from year to year. But this does not have to be the case. A 50th Birthday is a pretty big deal, and is worthy of a party that surpasses even those as kids. "What kind of party ideas are appropriate for a 50th birthday party?" you may ask, more than you think! Depending on the birthday honoree’s personality, the type of party you host could range from a elegant dinner party to elaborate formal affair.
Quick Ideas For A 50th Birthday Party
- Renting out a restaurant is a simple way to fill a room with friends and family, have a nice dinner and socialize without having to play host and serve people. Be sure to select a restaurant with a party trained bar & wait staff.
- Another great 50th birthday party idea is to rent out a party room. This venue is allows for more than just food and catering. With room for entertainment, you can kick it up a notch. Make it a dance party with a DJ or a band for entertainment or hire a comedian or magician to entertain the birthday honoree and guests.
- Turn your home in to a hot spot. Rent extra tables and dining chairs, hire a caterer, set up a champagne fountain and turn your home into fabulous birthday gala destination.
50th Birthday Party Theme
A theme could be incorporated into all of above ideas as well especially an "Over the Hill" theme. Black seems to be the trend for "Over the Hill" parties and is always appropriate for this age. Black balloon bouquets, streamers and even black fabric draped from the ceiling are all great decorating ideas. These decorating tools will help pull the "Over the Hill" party theme together.
Special Tribute For A 50th Birthday Party
Ask guests for only one gift: a few words. As guests arrive have them write something about the honoree. During the birthday toast read the guests' comments out loud. These words of kindness create a memorable moment for all to remember regardless of how comical or elegant the event.
Creating a memorable and fabulous 50th birthday party takes a little planning but in the end it will be well worth it.