For that special person in your life who’s turning 50, The Great Birthday 50th Party theme is for folks who aren’t afraid or ashamed of announcing their age and having fun doing it. The Great Birthday 50 tableware, decorations, and invitations help to create a subtle, almost casual atmosphere for the big 5-0. Acknowledging both the importance of the Birthday, and the laid back nature with which some folks choose to go about aging, this theme is a unique blend of fun and understatement that perhaps goes best with a intimate, quiet gathering among family and close friends.
The Great Birthday 50th party theme is chic, with a little bit of wacky thrown in for good measure. Artfully rendered colorful candles and loopy white lettering that reads things like, “50!,” “Fifty,” “How Old?” and “Happy Birthday” adorn black plates, napkins, table covers, centerpieces, and banners.
These "50th Great Birthday" decorations are flexible enough to be paired with other solid colored decor and favors, like confetti, balloons, and Birthday whirls in blue, yellow, purple, or black.
Great Birthday 50th Party Supplies, and Birthday Ideas
The Great Birthday 50th Party Theme is very Zen. It is all about being laid back and pleased with your life as it is, yet somehow including of the fact that you are turning 50. This may seem like an element that might be hard to tie into a 50th Birthday theme, especially one as open ended as “Great Birthday,” so here are a few suggestions for tying this theme together with party games, supplies, and other ideas.
- To tie in to the more 'at peace', laid back attitude presented by this “Great Birthday” 50th Party Theme, make a Zen Garden Cake. How exactly do you make a Zen Garden Cake, you might ask? It’s all in the frosting. The cake itself can be any kind that the Birthday man or woman prefers - layer cake, sheet cake, white cake, yellow cake, chocolate cake, angel food cake, pound cake. Pretty much the only cake that is excluded is cheesecake and that is only because you don’t frost it. To create a Zen Garden cake, you will need to make your own icing. It can be your own preferred recipe, but should be a white to light chocolate frosting in color. Then, you simply replace powdered sugar in the recipe with granulated sugar, and viola. Your frosting with be granulated slightly, mimicking the texture of wet sand. Then dress up the surface of the cake with a few of those candies that look like rocks and use a plastic fork to draw Zen lines in it. This festive cake perfectly encompasses the “Great Birthday 50th party.” It is laid back, but fun, with just a little pinch of humor.
- An activity that can double as a party game and a keepsake for the person whose 50th Birthday is being celebrated to commemorate their “Great Birthday” is to do what’s called a Balloon Painting. Go to the store and buy a giant canvas and some water balloons. Fill balloons within the party’s color scheme and fill them with varying solutions of paint and water. Try not to go less than about 60/40 paint to water, as too little paint won’t show up as well on the canvas. You may want to give a huff or two of air in to each balloon in addition to the paint, just to make sure they will pop when the time is right. Tape the balloons in scattered positions across the canvas. Lean this canvas/balloon creation against a wall on a large tarp. During the party, everyone gets to throw darts at the balloons, until they have all popped. The result will be a completely unique, wild painting that everyone can sign once it has dried. How many people can say they got handmade modern art as a keepsake for their 50th Birthday Party? That person could truly say that he or she had a great party.
- To make the most of the Great Birthday 50th party, imagination will be key. Don’t be afraid to be daring, be clever and creative. This is a great time in your loved one’s life. Celebrate it with the honor and respect it deserves.