50th Birthday Party Ideas

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September 23, 2010

My mom is turning 50 this year and my sisters and I don't have a theme for her party. Any suggestions?

By klaisa from Alton, IL

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September 23, 20100 found this helpful
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Some people are depressed about getting older so you may want to do something very fun and crazy. I think Hawaii 5-O would be a great theme. I was impressed with having lived 1/2 a century when I turned 50. You could do a theme with all the inventions and changes in the last 50 years. It's amazing how things have changed in 50 years. Good luck.

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September 25, 20100 found this helpful
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Since she was born in 1960 why not do a sixties theme? Steak n shake has cardboard kids meal cars that could be used to put cups of flowers inside for center pieces. A hamburger and sundae bar would be cute and you could make poodle skirts to wear. Have everyone dress like the sixties and play sixties rock and roll songs. Good luck and have fun!

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I will be having my 50th birthday in September. I am known of cooking food (for clerks) at work for my birthday. So, I wanted to cook for everybody at work (for clerks and carriers this time).

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I need ideas on how to make a simple invitations.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

At work, we send invites via email :)

Just a clip art
And information where itll be head (lunchroom, usually)

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

You can cut out invitations in the shape of a pan and say you are cooking up a party for your 50th.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

You can just print out a card that says "Supper is ready!" with a when/where/time :)

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

depending on your budget it must may be easier to go to vistaprint www.vistaprint.com/.../ia-one-resp-5tiles-brand-1.aspx?mk... and purchase invites and they themselves will deliver them as well, if it's a lot of people

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this link has free templates for making invitations www.smilebox.com/.../smilebox-plus-invitations.html?f...

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

Happy 12 century!! Enjoy your big day! How generous that you want to cook for your co-workers! Very sweet!of you

We had to get manager permission to do group emails. That is the easiest way...add cut clip art to your message, but not always possible.

If everyone in the area is in the clerks and carriers group, then a cute note posted in the kitchen or coffee area would be appropriate.

If there are others and you can't do an email or public post, then you could pick up some cute invitation from the dollar store and pass them our discretely to those who will help you celebrate!

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Enjoy!! Here's to an amazing day!

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

1/2 century...so sorry...red face.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you. Sounds very easy and simple.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

It would be simple to just use Photoshop on your computer and create your invitation. There are many free photos or clip art sites online that you can download some amazing images for your invitation. If the people are scattered about the office or out of the office you can easily send them an email or even a text message on their phone. Also, add a flyer in common areas so each person can find your invitation.

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September 9, 2019

My husband is turning 50 the weekend before Christmas. I am throwing him a 50th birthday party, but with my house being already decorated for the holidays I am trying to think of a theme to go with for his birthday!

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Any ideas!

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September 9, 20190 found this helpful

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September 9, 20190 found this helpful

Happy early birthday to your hubby!

How about a memory theme of holidays past? You could ask all the guests to share a Christmas memory about your husband. This works well if the guests are from many parts of his life from siblings to school chums to work friends.

Assemble them all into a Christmas then scrapbook and then present it to him at the party.

If you have childhood photos of the Christmases of his youth, you could incorporate those into both the book and the decorations! Kind of like this is your life the last 50 years... Christmas style.

These type of memory books are cherished!

Post back what you decide.

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My dad is 50 this year, but he is a very young 50 which is great. His mates are married and well not too lively. Any suggestions please? Not a party! Thanks.

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June 4, 20160 found this helpful

Why not plan an entire day for just the two of you (unless you have sibs who want to join)? Planning is half the fun, so why not you and he talk about all the options? Could be you making breakfast, could be a short (or long) road trip to someplace he's always wanted to go or go back to, could be lunch at a favourite place, could be a new adventure, could be a day at a theme park, could be a class of some kind where the two of you can learn something new together (particularly if he's looking for a new hobby), could be getting together with a few friends for (potluck) dinner ...?

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My mom is turning 50 and I have no idea what to do for her. Any ideas?

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September 23, 2010

I want to give my husband a 50th birthday party. Any good ideas to use? I want it to be sort of elegant and memorable. My colors are white and gold, and I want the guest to wear black or white outfits.

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August 29, 2005

I need ideas for my mom's 50th birthday party.

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Nerine

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50th Birthday Party Ideas

In our area, there are a few amazing museums - one is an art and the other is animal. People all the time rent those out and then can look around after the dinner/buffet.

Another option is to check out a park/wilderness area. Lots of options for games etc there

Have fun! (08/30/2005)

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My mom did a surprise party for my dad with all the relatives and friends but she made posters with picture of him from a baby on up through his early 60's it was beautiful! In return my father did the same but made a power point presentation and had it running continually throughout the party on a screen. If you have a friend or family member that is computer savvy that was very lovely too. I think those cute little personal touches are wonderful. Both of them had candy made with their pictures on them as place cards but that can be costly-:) I personally think it is more about the memories then the cost so I think you can do a picture take home item with a sweet treat. (08/30/2005)

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