50th Birthday Party Theme?

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.



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September 19, 20131 found this helpful
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Why not a celebration of life. Find a way to represent all his accomplishments and all the things he loves. Don't forget to remind him of all the things you love about him, too. You could have a journal for his friends and family to write down a special memory of time with him. I'm sure you can come up with more ideas if you have a direction to go. Good Luck.
Jen in PA

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September 21, 20132 found this helpful
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Just like what I did with my husband's 50th birthday instead of using numbers. I made a big poster or tarpauline greetings which says ... "Hubby turns Gold!" and included with it, I have chosen a best picture of him.

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September 17, 20130 found this helpful

Does your husband have an interest in anything classic/vintage? Like classic cars for example.


Use it as your theme. Or an interest in history? You could do a "this is your life" about events in the last 50 years.

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September 19, 20130 found this helpful

Have a question mark theme. Anyone who knows him knows how old he'll be. Question mark candle on the cake, hanging paper question marks from ceiling, give him mystery gifts, not with fifty on them. Maybe gifts that are hard to tell what they are. Invite an unknown to him, number of people.

How about a murder mystery where a person wearing a 50th on their clothes gets killed by poisoned birthday cake?

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June 27, 20150 found this helpful

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.

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June 27, 20160 found this helpful

Decade of choice. That is going to be my theme in August. Have guest come dressed as their favorite decade

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September 11, 20160 found this helpful

i bw truning. 50years old. this. coming. up friday. the 16of september. in 2016 the big. one

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