50th Birthday Party Celebration Ideas

Looking for some fun 50th birthday party ideas? We’ll, you’ve come to the right place, because here at Idea Haul, ideas are our specialty, especially the birthday kind! In fact, we have more than 50 fun and fabulous 50th birthday party ideas and suggestions to help you get the party planning process started.

The 50th birthday is one of the most celebrated events as far as birthdays parties go. If you’re in charge of planning, you’re going to have to do it up right. Turning 50 means that the birthday person is officially classified as an antique and is (or will be on their birthday) over the hill. It’s your job to make sure the world knows it. So gather up all of the “over the hill” birthday party decorations and “50th birthday jokes” that you can and get the party planning process started.

So, whether you choose to have a large or small birthday party hosted at your house or take everyone out on an amazing 50th birthday party adventure, your party goers are going to have fun and your soon to be 50 year old friend or family member will be grateful for the effort you put into the planning.

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Here are some 50th birthday ideas to help inspire your planning:

  • Have a retro beach BBQ party
  • Have a murder-mystery themed party
  • Have a salsa party where everyone makes their own salsa (and dances to salsa music)
  • Build your birthday theme around the Oscar’s, complete with the red carpet and paparazzi
  • Go out to a concert
  • Plan a masquerade ball
  • Create an around the world theme with foods, deserts, etc. representing other countries
  • Great Gatsby themed party
  • Put on a jazz-themed party
  • Celebrate with a focus on heritage (Irish, Italian, German, etc.)
  • Have a Margarita themed party
  • Take a harbor cruise
  • Go on a Pub Crawl
  • Have a ghost hunt themed party
  • Have a girl’s only spa party
  • Create an Amazing Race party where everyone breaks into teams to conquer challenges
  • Host your party at a hotel resort
  • Host the party at a sporting event
  • Have a costume party
  • Plan a Hawaiian theme and Luau
  • Have a country line dancing party
  • Plan a Mardi Gras theme
  • Rent a portable backyard movie screen and projector and have your own backyard movie party
  • Celebrate in the park
  • Plan your party at a dude ranch or have a rack cook-out
  • Plan a cool pool party
  • Host the party at a facility that offers cooking classes
  • Have a sock hop party
  • Go bowling
  • Have a game night
  • Plan a Gone with the Wind movie party theme
  • Plan a wine & cheese party
  • Rent some powerful telescopes and have a night under the stars party
  • Build your birthday party theme around The Godfather movies
  • Plan a Casablanca themed party
  • Plan a Titanic themed party
  • Have an Indie Film festival party with the best Indie films on Netflix
  • Have a wine tasting party
  • Hire a professional mixologist to craft custom drinks for your friends all night long based on their favorite ingredients.
  • Have a charity party where you do something good for the community
  • Plan an old sitcom themed party – Mash, Cheers, Mash, the Brady Bunch, The Love Boat, Gilligan’s Island, etc. (or a show that was popular when the birthday boy or girl was a teen)
  • Go play golf
  • Host the party at TopGolf if you have one in your area
  • Have a 60’s themed party
  • Have a 70’s themed party
  • Have an 80’s themed party
  • Have a disco themed party
  • Create a high school Prom theme
  • Have a softball game
  • Host the birthday party at a national park
  • Create a sports tailgate birthday theme in your yard or at a park

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