Planning one of the milestone birthday parties doesn't have to be stressful. This is a guide about unique 50th birthday party ideas.
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When I turned the big 5-0, my sister did something for my birthday that was very exciting. For this occasion, I received a large box in the mail. When I opened the box, I found not one or two large gifts, but rather 50, yes 50, much smaller, wrapped gifts. I was surprised to say the least. The gifts were not expensive by any means, but it was so much fun to open all the little ones. She made me feel very special. I thought this would be a great idea to pass on.
By Marie from West Dundee
My wife has organized the gathering of folks for my 50th birthday but has drawn a blank for how to make it interesting in a semi-dignified way. I've read the ideas here and have spun off from them these thoughts:
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Here are questions related to Unique 50th Birthday Party Ideas.
My husband is turning 50 and I want to throw him a surprise party, but he hates being reminded he is turning another year older. I am trying to think of a creative theme that does not involve a number associated with the celebration. I would love to hear your ideas.
By Sara Easthouse K.06/27/2015
You could do a theme on a favorite event or something he really enjoy in his life. Some guys like football. You could have party theme be about football. People could come dress up as his favorite team or their favorite players of all time. Girls could dress up as players, cheer leaders or owners.
Another idea is a 70's theme people can come dress up in the style of the 70's. You then could have a dance with DJ playing 70's music and all his favorite music and bands of that era. You could even get in touch with some of his buddies of the 70's who was in school with him. It could be fun evening not focus on age. You could even play a game this your life with all great memories having old friends and family suprise him.
The last idea is take him out for romantic dinner not on his birthday and surprise him with tickets for vacation for two a place he always wanted to go no one there would know its his birthday unless he wanted to tell them. You could call it a second honeymoon if you want or rent a house and have the family surprise him with an old fashion vacation. They are the best memories of all time.
I will be celebrating my 50th birthday in June. I need birthday ideas for what to do? I want something different, not the usual theme parties, etc.
For my husband's 50th, before the party, we had family and friends from all over the country phone in memories, stories, and birthday well-wishes. All the stories were stored onto a keepsake CD which we played at the party. We arranged for all this at a website called LifeOnRecord.com
It was a huge hit, and my husband was really touched by the folks that had recorded their messages, even if they couldn't be there.
I would like ideas for a 50 birthday party for my mom, its going to be next month and would like ideas like for centerpieces, food and drinks.
By susan 03/20/2009
We are trying to put together a 50's theme for our whole town we live in. Sock hop, old cars, etc. Any ideas for fundraisers with the 50's theme in mind?
Today is my mom's birthday and I'm at school asking friends on what to do. My mom loves birthday parties; she plans one for me all the time, but my dad said she can't plan her own. She loves animals, but I already drew her favorite animal on a card. She always works hard and helps me with everything even when I don't deserve it. What should my dad and I do?
By April 03/29/2013
Spoil her. Take her to dinner, or cook and clean up dinner at home. Give her a back rub, spend some time with her. My kids still (even as teens) make me coupons for car clean outs, cookies, back rubs, foot rubs and such that I can cash in during the year.
I would like suggestions on things to surprise this person. Any suggestions to help make her day worth remembering? And any ways to be just a little mean. Funny sayings also would help.
By Sandi/Poor But Proud 06/01/2012
Here's another cool idea I pop in when people ask what to get people...give them a fake newspaper.
This link is just one of many when you google "fake newspapers".
http://www.simplypersonalized.com/f ... azines-covers/fake-newspaper-covers/
It's nice to make up cool stories about how someone saved the day or how much better the world is with them in it...things like that. If the recipient loves to frame things, buy two, then they will have that option on both sides.
I think this is so very special and unusual that it will be the hit of the event!
What ideas can anyone suggest? I am having a 50th birthday party in a couple weeks, but unfortunately my parents could not afford to have photos taken when I was younger, and I seem to always be behind the camera, so there are very few photos to show. What can I do instead of having photos to show on the day?
By Sandi/Poor But Proud 10/04/2013
Have some fake newspapers made and make up or use real stories about your lives. There are many to choose from if you google "fake news papers". If you can only afford two however, do get two. That way you can frame the fronts and backs. I hope this helps.
I need games for a ladies 50th Birthday Luncheon held at my mom's home on June 24th. The party is for my sister.
Catherine from HUntington Beach, CA
By Sandy (Guest Post)05/12/2006
Ok, here's a fun one and it'll get everyone interacting with each other. Get notecards and put the names of famous people (or infamous, the funnier the better) on them. When each guest arrives, you pin one to their back, and they have to circulate the room asking everyone questions about who they "are", but only questions that can be answered by YES or NO. Use names like AnnaNicole Smith, Oprah, barbara Walters, etc, names that the age group would be somewhat familiar with. You don't want them too easy, but not too difficult either. It really is alot of fun, and gets strangers talking and laughing with each other.
My husband is turning 50 on December 17. I don't have much money but I would like to do something special for him. We don't have many friends to invite to the party, but I would still like to make that day special for him. Any ideas?
By ashleemartin1211 from Tulsa, OK
I am planning my husband's 50th birthday party in February, but I'm having a hard time coming up with an original idea. He is a chef by profession. I would greatly appreciate ideas for centerpieces and other decorations. Thanks in advance.
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I would like some unique idea's for a man's 50th Birthday. I don't want to have the usual over the hill black balloons etc. Something a little more cheery is what I'm looking for. Any ideas?
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