When a person reaches the age of 50 it’s a significant time for celebration. A whole host of British celebrities have thrown lavish 50th birthday parties, from the recent bash for Simon Cowell to Philip Green’s 50th birthday get-together when he hired a Boeing 747 to fly 200 friends to a party in Cyprus. He paid Rod Stewart and Tom Jones to perform for his guests and the celebration ended with a toga party in a mock Roman amphitheatre.
The good news is you don’t have to hire a plane and jet off somewhere else just to have a good time as there are plenty of things you can do at home to celebrate this occasion.
A lot of people who are celebrating their 50th birthday are already mothers, fathers, grandmothers or grandfathers so it might be important to throw a party that can be enjoyed by those of all ages.
A popular idea for 50th birthday parties is to have the theme based on the year or decade in which the person was born. A 1950s or 1960s themed party could therefore be an option depending on how near or far in the future you are planning the shindig.
The 1950s saw a rise in popularity of ponytails and poodle skirts, so the possibilities for dressing up and decorations are endless. Soda shops were introduced in the 1950s so you could have a soda fountain at the party and you could ask guests to dress in theme.
Black leather jackets and cuffed jeans or preppy jackets and chinos are perfect for the boys. Fifties girls tended to dress in capri pants and poodle skirts so there are plenty of options to choose from.
The 1960s was a popular time for miniskirts, bellbottom trousers and rock music, so this makes another good theme for a party. The Beatles and the Dave Clark Five made it big in the swinging 60s and having 60s music for the party is an essential.
When you’re planning a 50th birthday party you’ll probably want to send out invitations. You could do a little research on events of 50 years ago and include them on the invitation, for example in 1959 the Mini from the British Motor Corporation went on sale for £500, the Barbie doll was launched and Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba after the revolution, with the first communist state in the west.
You might be able to host the party in your home but if space is an issue you might need to investigate the possibility of hiring a suitable venue.
Turning 50 is a momentous occasion and although there might be practical considerations to take care of, such as life insurance for over 50s , there’s always time for a party as well.
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