How to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday

Birthday Ideas

“What should I do for my 50th birthday?”…


A 50th birthday is a monumental celebration and it should not pass without some sort of fan fair. If the person’s friends or family members are not going to throw them a party that does not mean there are not ways they can celebrate. In fact, they may be able to use one of these 50th Birthday Ideas to throw themselves a better celebration.

On the other hand, they could throw themselves a celebration in addition to whatever their friends and family already have planned for them. There are no real rules here. It is their birthday, after all.

Coming up with a thoughtful birthday idea can be what is needed to really make turning half a century old into something extraordinarily special. Below is a list of the most popular and best 50th birthday ideas available.

Feel free to browse this “most popular” list of ideas below, or use the navigation bar (above) to browse through all of the creative and unique ways you can celebrate someone you care about turning 50 years old. We are always looking for more ideas, so if you know of a great way to celebrate the half century mark that we have not covered here, please use the “contact” page (above) to send us a message about your idea!

 An Idea for Her: Scrapbook Party

Scrap Booking PartyWhen everyone is invited to this party, the invitation should be very specific and should read more like an announcement or set of instructions. Each person invited to the scrapbook party should write a funny story, memory, or event about the birthday girl. They should also bring one or more pictures, as well as some other keepsakes that will work on a scrapbook page. During the party, each partygoer will be creating a scrapbook page that will ultimately be the birthday girl’s gift at the end of the party.



An Idea for Him: Fishing or Golfing Getaway

Golfing Birthday TripHave the birthday boy gather a group of his buddies and plan a fishing or golfing getaway depending on what his interests are. If he is not interested in golfing or fishing, this type of getaway could be about racing, sports, or any other type of interest where a group of guys could take off for a weekend and do their own thing.



An Idea for Either: Go Skydiving

Birthday Sky Diving TripAre you an adrenaline junkie? Do you have a bucket list? Are you just a little crazier than the rest of your friends and you are looking for the next thing to check off on your list? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then celebrating your 50th birthday by jumping out of an airplane could be the perfect way to spend the day. You could do this with a group of friends, with your spouse, or by yourself. Not matter how you do it, make sure to capture the memory on film!



An Idea for Her: Girl’s Weekend

Girls Birthday WeekendHave the birthday girl get on the phone with a few of her girlfriend’s and plan a girl’s weekend at the spa or anywhere else where they can let loose and have a great time. Have the girls been itching to get to the beach? Is there a tour spot they have been hoping to hit? This birthday weekend might be the best opportunity to live it up and celebrate at the same time.




An Idea for Him: Casino Night

Casino BirthdayIf the birthday boy is a James Bond fan, then why not throw a casino themed birthday party for him. Not only is this a great opportunity to throw a classy 50th birthday party, but the after party could take place at the local casino. This is a great opportunity for the birthday boy to continue celebrating with other friends and family members who couldn’t make it to the party.



An Idea for Either: Have a Lunch Date

Birthday Dinner OutSometimes a 50th birthday celebration calls for something as simple as dining out at a favorite restaurant. This is especially true for those who have busy work schedules and love to eat out, but who rarely have the time indulge in such a luxury. What a wonderful surprise it would be for a group of friends and family members to book a section or room in the birthday boy or girl’s favorite restaurant and surprise them with their favorite meal. Most restaurants will also bring out a cake and sing happy birthday to them, as well.


Always Remember

This is their birthday party and if you do it right, it should be a special time for them and everyone involved. We only get to experience each age once as we grow and there is not reason why every celebration shouldn’t be special.

Have fun planning the special day and be creative. Going out on a limb for someone is always seen as a plus, it shows that you’ve put real effort into the birthday celebration.

Even if it doesn’t work out, you worked hard at it and the birthday boy or girl will appreciate that. Remember, make them the center of attention, after all it’s their special day!

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