Planning a Special 50th Birthday Party

So you are planning a 50th Birthday party and want to do something special. Here are some tips to help provide the uniqueness that this birthday celebration needs. I just did this for my buddy Alex, who owns . He had a blast and we followed these simple steps.


One of the 50th birthday party planning ideas is to visit the year the guest of honor was born. In fact your guests could even come dressed in the apparel from that era. Visiting the year your guest was born involves researching top commercials for that time, political news, and even fashion styles. The music for that time could be played at your party, along with the dancing the popular dances of that time. You could even pick music and dancing for the decade when your guest was of dating age. Dressing as cartoon characters of the era is another great way to involve all of your guests at the party in celebrating your guest of honor’s birthday year.


Another 50th birthday party planning suggestion is to track down old friends of your guest of honor to attend the special birthday bash. These guests would be friends or family they had not seen in many years. What a surprise it would be for your guest of honor to see these old friends at their celebration. You can look through your guest of honor’s yearbook or ask some of their existing friends to find out whom to invite as a special long-lost friend to the party. Your guest of honor may even mention someone from time to time that they have not seen in a very long time; and that would be someone you could invite to the party. This would be a good time to get them reacquainted.


Playing “this is your life” is another great way to celebrate a special birthday such as this. Creating a PowerPoint to deliver a show of the guest of honor’s life in chronological order is one way to do just that. There are companies and individuals who specialize in turning photographs into lasting memorable slideshows. Having family members deliver the birthday man or woman’s life by telling stories from each decade is another great way to present “this is your life.” Having cards at each table with questions on them about the guest of honor is another great way to piece together their life for the party.


There are many ways to make a 50th Birthday party special and memorable. When considering your 50th birthday party planning list, be sure to include everyone that has known your guest of honor so that you can get a good variety of guests at your party. Making it special is recognizing how special it is to turn 50 and helping your guest of honor realize their second half of life is just beginning.

3 Great Tips For Throwing A Party Your Guests Will Never Forget

Making a party memorable for guest is the goal for any party planner. A dull party will ensure that your next party will be a flop-

Here are 3 tips to make sure that doesn’t happen.

1)Make Sure There Is Enough Food And Drinks

The first thing that will make a party go south with be hungry and thirsty guest. It is vital that you get an accurate (or at least as close as possible) head count of the guests that will be attending your party. I always try to have extra food, water, soft drinks, ect. on hand just in case extra people show up. If you are serious about throwing parties and pleasing guests, the least you can d is make sure they aren’t hungry! If you have leftovers, at least you will be eating good for the next week.

2) Make It A Themed Party

We all remember our childhood, going to a costume party or a party based on a movie or book. Also, think about the times as a child you played dress up and let your imagination wonder. What a blast those times were! Now imagine the joy it would bring to people to relive those childhood memories and fantasies. Even as adults we still like to have fun and play dress up sometimes. Here are some party theme ideas-masquerade ball, western, generational themed, carnival theme

3) Don’t Forget The Party Favors

By providing a small gift or  token to show your appreciation for guests coming can go a long way. By doing this it leaves guest with a positive vibe when they exit your party. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, small and personal items actually accomplish more. Some examples of great party favors are-drink coozies, baked goods, small boxes of candies. My personal favorite is small posts with herbs growing in them (these also double as great table center pieces).


I hope these quick tips help you throw an awesome party!


Making your outdoor party great in any weather condition


When planning for an outdoor party, you never know when the weather can go wrong. We both know that weather is something that’s always beyond our control. It, therefore, becomes a challenge for you to know what to expect as far as the weather condition is concerned. Remember your goal is to have the best outdoor party experience. You don’t want any of your guests to leave the party disappointed or frustrated by the happenings at the party. So, how are you going to ensure you have an awesome outdoor party regardless of the weather conditions? Well, read on to find out how you can prepare for any weather condition and make your party great.

Know the Weather Forecast

The first thing you need to do is finding out the weather forecast on the day of the event. If the weather forecast indicates that there might be light rain, consider renting a tent that can accommodate your guests. If the tend doesn’t accommodate everyone, some can comfortably stay in the nearby house or even garage. If you choose to use a tent, be sure to add temporary flooring to protect your guests from the muddy or damp grass. It’s also recommended to add some walkway tenting that will help keep people dry.

What about Cold Weather?

As mentioned, renting a tent can help in making sure your party become a success. If the weather forecast indicates that there could be cold weather on the day of your party, hanging tent sidewalls might help. You can use HVAC systems to keep your guests warm during the event.

Hot and Humid Weather

Unlike in cold weather where you should hang tent sidewalls, you should not include the sidewalls on a hot-weather party day. It’s important for your guests to enjoy a light breeze and free flow of air within the tent. Alternatively, renting large fans can also help. You may also need to provide your guests with a beverage server containing ice-cold water.

Don’t allow any weather condition to ruin your party or bring it down. It’s possible to still have a great event regardless of the weather conditions. You only need to be open-minded and creative as you plan ahead.