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Brilliant and winning 50th birthday ideas for your special birthday person from themes to great events to a lovey bash. Ideas for small group, pairs and large groups. To make sure your event turns out to plan check out the Party Checklist which is extremely helpful for your party.

Large Group 50th Birthday party ideas

Decade Party

Throw a Decade party which brings elements, items, decorations, memorabilia, music, posters and costumes which represent the decade your birthday person was born.

  • For instance 1962 would have records/DVDs/CDs which pertain to that decade. Play music from this decade throughout the party.
  • Encourage everyone to wear a costume from the 60's such as singers, activitists, artists and actors. On the invitation you can write where your guests can pick up costumes. Think the rolling stones or The Beatles or even LuLu.
  • Decorate the walls with posters and photos printed from the internet or bought online. 
  • Find a lava lamp and have that on a prominent table.
  • Make food items and drink which would most likely have been made for parties during that decade.
  • Play fun party games from games for adults.
  • Make a cake with the peace sign on it.

1960's  TV and Movie Night

This entertainment can be fun for everyone. Line up the pop corn and sit down to watch all the fun movies from that decade such as

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Easy Rider (1969)

'Dr. Kildaire'

Davy Crockett.

'Dad's Army

  •  Everyone gets dressed up from an actor or actress from one the tv shows shown during the 1960s.
  •  Learn dances from the 1960's.
  • Make cupcakes with peace symbols
  • Bring a pot luck dinner.
  • Have desserts from that era.
  • Sing songs from that era.


Casino games are great excuse to dress up, decorate, play card and routlette games as well as drink party punch and eat a delicious meal.  Casino is a great 50th Birthday Idea.

  • Make sure everyone dresses up for a cocktail event.
  • Arrange a large table and set up a routlette wheel:
Da Vinci 16-Inch Roulette Wheel Game Set with 120 chips, Felt Layout, and Rake
  • You can set up cocktails and drinks on the table.
  • Play Poker all night.
  • Can play with candy, money or even buttons.
  • You can have a great cocktail party meal and drinks.
  • Check our the amazing retro party punch bowl below.
    Also the party punch recipes are perfect for this party.

Ideas for Pairs

Take a look at the games on Valentine if your lover, husband, wife or significant other.  Great 50th Birthday ideas for pairs.

-Take your loved one out to dinner.

-Take your loved one out on a great night at the theatre, history tour of an interesting area, movies, ice skating, themed restaurant or even a rock concert. 

-Do a fantastic dinner beginning from the starter, main to the dessert.

-Video night in where all the attention is on the partner.

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