A 50th birthday is an important milestone and it deserves its due celebration. After all, your loved one sticking around for half a century is something of an achievement. Let this special year go down in style.
Say It with Pictures
When you are 50 there is a lot for you to look back and smile at. What better way to do that than a party centred around pictures. As the party planner, choose an interesting picture of the birthday boy/girl and design customised invitations to send to friends and family. Consider adding special touches to these invitations with a picture of them as a youngster, or when they wore those large sideburns as a teen. Furthermore, you could extend this picture theme to the party. Decorate the venue with pictures showcasing important events in the life of the birthday recipient. This may include memorable moments spent with friends and family, nostalgic moments they would like to live again, or just those that bring a smile to their face.
As a gift, consider incorporating photographs inside an album, allowing friends and family members in attendance sign it and write a personal message or note.
The Fifties Theme
Reliving the 1950s during your loved one's 50-year birthday is a great way to make the moment all the more memorable. Stay true to the era by requesting all guests come dressed up in 1950s attire. For women it could be something as simple as a poodle skirt, scarf, and black cat glasses. For men, suggest Elvis-style jeans, a white T-shirt, and a leather jacket.
Bring alive the mood of the 1950s at the venue, with pin up posters of famous people of that era--Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Doris Day, or Connie Francis. Hunt down some music of the era and play it at the party. When it comes to food, relive the old diners by incorporating a menu that serves fries, milkshakes, hamburgers, and root beer.
Arrange a Reunion
Arranging a reunion with a dear friend or loved one is another great way to create a memorable birthday for the 50-year-old. Consider inviting people who may have fallen out of touch, such as old school teachers, principals, friends, flames, bosses, colleagues, or co-workers. A reunion could be a great day filled with fun and reminiscing about old times.