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Planning a 50th birthday

50th birthday party planning

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Half a century is a VERY big milestone. For many, it is the biggest.  You want a party with style, pizzaz and the class you deserve

7 tips for a fabulous 50th Birthday Party

1. Pick a theme

If you don’t have a specific theme, give it a go, need a hand with ideas? Why not visit our Event Theme Page to get more food for thought?

2. Plan the date

This should be around the real birthday, but not absolutely necessary.  Try  friday night or weekend as generally there may be some adult consumption that  makes the next day tough!


3. Book your venue

Make it central and easy to get to for all guests. If it is your home, be prepared!  The up side is you don’t have to drive, but someone has to clean up, so we recommend getting out and about!

4. Invitation lists

Make sure the invite matches theme and the tone and language is appropriate.  No jokes about age at this point, it is a celebration of 50, not a mocking of it!  But you can still have a few little jokes about the surface area of the cake not supporting that many candles etc

Make sure you get RSVP’s for confirmed attendees at least 7 days prior to the party. Add a section for food allergies on RSVP so you know what you are dealing with!

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5. Feed ‘em

Be mindful of food allergies, make it easy, finger food is best, balance between healthy and fun (chips are fun, just a fact of life!)    At 50 you would expect good food, not fast food, so keep this in mind. The expectations have gone up with the age of the birthday!

6. Entertain them- party entertainment

You have to get them to move, MUSIC is critical, so a dj or live cover band is great.  Jazz bands, swing bands, latin bands.. you name it. At 50 we still like to dance like there is no tomorrow!   What about a cuban night complete with mojitos?

7- Photo wall or projections of days gone by

50 years is a lot of memories, why not dig them out and share them!