Planning a 50th Birthday Party

by admin on July 22, 2012

Ideas For Planning a 50th Birthday Party. Most people celebrate their 50th birthdays and it really should be celebrated as it is half a century of the birthday person’s life.

Because gold is associated with the 50th milestone, it is the ideal theme choice for your birthday party and there is plenty available to suit all tastes and budgets. Pair it up with a subtle secondary color like white or cream to avoid it from being too dazzling and there you have a starting point.

50th Birthday Party Invitations

To retain an elegant yet simplistic feel, use white card with gold writing on it and then place gold glitter in the envelope or tie with a gold ribbon to make it look extra special.

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Planning a 50th Birthday Party Decorations:

Planning a 50th Birthday Party

As well as the traditional foil balloons with ’50’ on them, scatter gold and white balloons on the floor or maybe even a few tied to each of the venues corners. Intertwine gold and white streamers and hang them between the balloons either across the wall between the balloons or from the wall to a central light or fan.

Plates and utensils are widely available in gold (your local party store will have some in the 50th Wedding Anniversary section) and white but be sure to keep a balance so that there is not too much of one color.

Instead of a traditional guest book, set up a sign in board near the entrance so that guests can leave personalized messages as they enter that the birthday person can keep as a reminder

50th birthday party supplies

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Planning a 50th Birthday Party Food:

Keep food simple so that you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen.

You can get edible glitter dust or gold-leaf from baking or cake decorating stores that you can sprinkle over any shop-bought or pre-prepared items like jam tarts, chocolate popcorn, or even carrot sticks or chicken as they so not alter the flavor, they just look aesthetically pleasing/unusual and tie in with the theme.

Gold dust coated strawberries and cream is the ideal food that is delicious, nutritious for those watching their weight and it ties in with the gold and white theme.

You can also coat cups with some gold dust before pouring in the younger guest’s fruit drinks or adult’s alcoholic beverages.

Here’s one suggestion on how to make a Golden Girl/Guy Cocktail Martini:

  • 2 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1 tsp shredded coconut
  • Coconut flakes
  • Edible gold dust

Coat the inner bottom of the glass with gold powder. In a shaker, add some ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into the glass and garnish with coconut flakes and a pinch of gold powder.

50th Birthday Party Pictures on Pinterest

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