The 50th birthday is a huge milestone in a person’s life but choosing how to celebrate it may be a bit tricky. After all, it needs to be both memorable and fun, while also expressing the birthday boy or girl’s unique character traits. Achieving all this may sound like a daunting task, but we are here to help! In this article, you will find over 70 awesome 50th birthday party ideas that are certain to make every celebration a success. In addition, we have prepared five special (and very fun) party themes to inspire you. So, let’s get started!
One of the most stylish 50th birthday party ideas
The 10 absolute best birthday party ideas for adults:
Idea 1: Wine/ Whiskey Tasting Party
Our first idea is fun, yet exceptionally classy. After all, there is hardly anything more sophisticated than enjoying a wine tasting with some scrumptious fruit and cheese! Depending on your budget and preferences, you can either organize a professional tour and tasting at a winery, or keep things simple and make one at home. If you like, you can even ask your guests to bring a bottle of their favorite wine instead of a present. This will make gift shopping a lot easier for them, and will save you lots of money!
If wine is not the beverage for you, why not consider a whiskey tasting? This option is very popular among gents, especially.
How yummy does that look?
Nothing says “sophisticated party” like some quality wine and cheese
Stylish and classy
Isn’t this presentation just gorgeous?
Gents in particular are sure to love a fancy whiskey tasting party!
So many whiskeys to choose from!
Idea 2: Hawaiian Luau Party!
Hawaiian Luau-themed parties are ideal for those who prefer things to be a bit more vibrant and upbeat. Plus, a luau theme is a great way to spice up a regular barbeque, and transform it into a truly memorable event! All you need are some colorful decorations, featuring exotic fruits and flowers, a pineapple or two and, of course, lots of delicious exotic cocktails! Having a few Lei garlands is a nice touch too, as are Hawaiian-themed foods.
We love these adorable Hawaii-themed cookies!
The perfect option for people who’d like something colorful and fun
Idea 3: Garden Party/ Fancy Picnic
Hosting a garden party or a picnic is also an excellent way of celebrating a 50th birthday. It’s more casual and relaxed than a regular meal, and you can also enjoy the beauty of nature. Plus, there are so many different kinds of garden parties to choose from! You can arrange some tables and chairs on the lawn for a rustic chic look, or opt for a blanket and lots of cushions for a softer, boho-inspired vibe.
Celebrate close to nature in a relaxing and cozy atmosphere
Idea 4: A Classy Masquerade!
Our forth idea is a chic masquerade ball – after all, you turn 50 only once, so you may as well celebrate it with a bang! This theme is great because it looks really glamorous and ritzy, but is actually quite affordable. Having the right decorations is the key. You will need a selection of Venetian carnival masks, large ostrich feathers, and lots of glitter!
Party like a Venetian noble!
Idea 5: Viva Las Vegas!
Our fifth and final idea is all about Las Vegas! Transform your home into a glamorous casino, by renting some gaming and roulette tables. It’s fun and creative, and your guests are sure to love it! Don’t forget to include lots of themed foods, as well as a selection of glamorous cocktails.
Create your own casino-themed decorations by using plain playing cards from the dollar store
A hilarious idea for people with a big sense of humor