Celebrate with fabulous 50th birthday ideas in style. The festivities should both celebrate the last 50 years and look forward to the future 'seasoned' years!
Successful birthdays are well planned and executed, so allow yourself plenty of time and make lots of lists!
Any - one turning 50 this year would have spent their teenage years in the 70's, the decade of disco divas and Abba, lava lamps, flares and VW campervans! That gives us a great start when planning a 50th birthday.
All those with a birthday this year were born in the 1960's, here are some fantastic 50th birthday ideas based events in the 60's
Famous people also turning 50 include, the film star Hugh Grant, Bono from U2, Damon Hill formula 1 racing driver, famous footballer Garry Lineker.
Obvious 50th birthday ideas include popular music from the 1970's included Aerosmith, the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Eagles, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, The Who, The Carpenters and Bob Marley
TV shows of the 70's that would make the best 50th birthday ideas are The Waltons, Starsky and Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Benny Hill Show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Muppet Show, Dallas, Charlies Angels, Doctor Who...
A 50th birthday is a landmark occasion, and a special occasion that needs celebrating with style. Plan well ahead allowing your best 50th birthday ideas to develop over time. Enlist help, don't try and do everything your self!
When planning a 50th birthday party, you need to pick a theme for the party, if your throwing the party for some-one else, ask them what they would prefer. Unless it's a surprise party of course!
Obvious themes for a party include 60's and 70's themes, (TV or music) Themes such as an 'older than' party, or this is your life are fun and easy. Venues, apart from obviously your home, garden or the local club, can include castles and boats
A 50th milestone gives us more interesting options for gift choosing. A 1960's coin such as a lucky shilling makes a good gift. Try ebay for coins made into key rings, cufflinks or pendants. A 1960's or 70's retro gift basket would also be a good nostalgic present. Or even a 50 year old single malt whisky (not the cheapest creative 50th birthday present I've come up with, but definitely memorable!)
Hosting a quiz is always a good icebreaker for an adult party. This could be about events from the 1960's. A 1970's music trivia quiz, guess the cost of, say a loaf of bread, pint of milk, average house price! Murder mystery evenings solve the theme and game dilemma in one. If you've never tried a murder mystery party, do it, they are great fun and quite unforgettable games for a 50th birthday party
No 50th birthday would be complete with out an extra special birthday cake made with love and 50th birthday wishes. 50th birthday ideas for a cake may not be as simple as a kids birthday, or sweet 16 celebration cake. But with a little thought about the person, and some inspiration from my 50th birthday cake designs you will come up with something original and ideal.
For real impact you could simply decorate their favourite cake with 50 candles! A photo cake with a picture of the person in their youth or as a child would be fun, and not too difficult.
That special person in your life is celebrating that golden milestone and turning 50. That does not mean they have had a sense of humour bypass. Make their day with a funny 50th birthday poem from my collection.
Put a sparkle into the event with a personalised photo banner, with a picture of them as a baby of course! Or posters of them in their youth, or a collage of photo's throughout their life.