How To Celebrate Your 50th Birthday Party In Style
A 50th birthday is an important one: you’re officially old. For such a landmark moment in your life, you should go big and create an event that you can look back on for years to come.
Making a fantastic 50th birthday party involves capturing what is so special about this turning point by celebrating your youth, where you are right now, and what’s to come.
You can create a party filled with the things you love while showing those who are important to you a good time.
To help you plan the perfect 50th birthday party we’ve created this guide to give you ideas for choosing a venue, picking a theme, and giving your event some true style.
Picking A Venue
There are no rules about what a 50th needs to have other than it should feel big, whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a raucous all-night birthday bash.
However, creating a big and bold party doesn’t need to mean a big budget.
If you’re in the warmer months, then you can gather lots of people together for a barbecue or garden tea party; just make sure to have enough shelter and facilities to keep everyone happy.
If you’re looking for a lower budget indoor space, then you might want to try a hotel conference room, a community centre, a large restaurant, or even a holiday home.
When throwing an event for lots of people it can often be more cost-effective to rent a venue that comes party-ready – letting you avoid stressing about your home. Make sure you have a good idea of how many people will attend so your venue will fit everyone in.
If you’re curious about how to find the best venues, then take a look out our experts predictions on event booking trends for 2018.
Picking A Theme
When planning a party it’s a really good idea to have a theme in mind. A theme allows you to create a party that guests can get excited about and makes your task of organising much simpler.
With a 50th birthday party, you want a theme that really speaks to you. This might be based on your favourite film, your hobby, the best holiday destination you ever went to, or the era you grew up in.
Music-based themes are always strong for birthday parties, whether it’s a glam rock extravaganza or a night of disco boogie. We’ve cooked up a list of 15 music themes to really get you inspired.
Think about the venue you’ve picked, what decorations you might already have available, the entertainment you want, and what your guests will go wild for. Once you’ve got your theme picked, it’s time to get styling.
Centrepieces, Lighting, And Decorations
Styling your venue requires you to transform the space so that people can feel the atmosphere you want to create as soon as they step in. Make use of table runners, props, posters, balloons, and more to make sure that a room puts guests in the headspace of your theme.
To create a complete picture for guests, consider using dynamic lighting, entrance archways, or even projected backdrops.
At Table Art, we’re specialists in centrepieces and they can be the ideal way to elevate you’re 50th to the next level. A custom centrepiece can be modelled after any item or shape and act as a statement piece that makes your theme come alive.
Even on a budget, a centrepiece can be a fantastic option as it provides a lighting source that can match the atmosphere in the room or turn a cosily lit dining room into a vibrant dance floor in seconds.
You’re Only 50 Once: Celebrate Your 50th Birthday Party In Style
You’ll only turn 50 once and it’s an event you should try to truly celebrate with your family and friends. Take the time to think about what this birthday means to you and how you can share that with others.
If you want help planning your 50th birthday or are looking for some creative expertise at your next event, then get in contact with Table Art for a consultation.