A significant birthday deserves to be honored. When you turn 50, you can host an unforgettable celebration with your cherished family and friends. But organizing a celebration that has been in the works for fifty years is no ordinary mission. We’ve compiled a how-to list for you that ensures no crucial detail is overlooked, so don’t worry.
And if you leave everything until the last minute, it can be stressful. But this does not have to be the case. Organizing a great party requires creativity, organization, and a tonne of lists you’ll make and then re-make. Nothing beats the satisfaction of crossing items off a list. They help you stay on course and give you a clear picture of where you stand in planning your party.
We have ideas for making your party more personal and enjoyable. Continue reading to find out how to throw a 50th birthday party that will be the talk of the town long after the next milestone has passed.
1. Pick a time, date, and venue
When planning a 50th party, consider the guest list. After you confirm the names, move on to the time and place.
If you’re serving snacks, early afternoon is ideal; if you’re having a pizza party, late afternoon is preferable. If you’re planning an adult cocktail or dinner party, 7 p.m. on a weeknight might be a good time. Consider some fun dinner party games to make it even more entertaining. Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular nights for late-night partying. Begin in the evening and continue until all the guests have had their fill. Pick the venue according to the time and duration of the party.
2. Create a Budget
The first thing you should do is figure out how much money you can spend on the event. Create a budget to start your 50th birthday planning. It will guide all your decisions, including selecting the location and deciding how many guests to invite. Setting a realistic budget is critical in planning your 50th birthday party. Nothing is worse than overspending on party decorations and not having enough money for food and drink.
Make a list of your non-negotiable vendors and details. Allow for special birthday party details such as a custom cake or a balloon arch entrance. Consider the high costs, such as food, entertainment, and the venue.
3. Plan Your Menu
The food you serve at your 50th birthday party significantly impacts your guests’ party experience. Personalize the menu by including some of the guests of honor’s favorite dishes and drinks.
A three-course meal accompanied by an enviable cocktail menu is an excellent choice for a 50th birthday dinner party. If you don’t want to cater full meals and drinks, consider putting together a table of homemade snacks. This will impress your friends and get them to talk about how much effort you put in. You can enlist the help of a few friends to prepare some fuss-free appetizers while scouring the internet for those signature bourbon cocktail recipes.
4. Plan Entertainment for a Fun Party
Are you preparing any entertainment for the 50th birthday celebration? If you are, make sure it is appropriate for your theme.
Plan your entertainment ahead of time. All good entertainers require long lead times because they book quickly. Additionally, since most parties occur on weekends, they reserve their Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays far in advance. Conduct your research and meet with the entertainers well before the party. Discuss your requirements with them.
Finally, don’t forget to bring a cake to place the candles on.
Order the cake well in advance if you’re hosting a birthday party. Make sure there is a chance to blow out the candles with fanfare. The best cake makers are in high demand, so the sooner you place your order, the better.
Don’t worry; you’ve got this!