Hooray! You are throwing a 50th Birthday Party Celebration! Congratulations, that is a really big honor! However, right now it might be an honor that is overwhelming. Especially if you are getting to the part where you need to decide the decorations.
Choosing 50th birthday party decorations can be a daunting task. There really is so much to choose from. However, the most important thing that you need to know about choosing decorations is that you need to stick to the theme. And, if you don’t have a concrete theme, stick to the color scheme!
50th birthday party decorations can pull the entire party together, so you don’t want to exclude them! On this page you will find lists of the must-haves and 50th birthday party decoration ideas that are especially unique!
Check it out to get your thoughts flowing 😉
Must Have 50th Birthday Party Decorations
At every party, there are decorations that you just have to have. And, with a 50th birthday party it’s not different! These are the basic birthday party decorations that you should incorporate into your big day!
They offer great appearance and add an element of fun to the party that everyone expects!
Balloons & Balloon Weights
Balloons fill the room with happiness and the weights make sure they don’t fly off! Use these traditional decorations to fill the empty spaces and provide a little extra height!
Hanging Decorations & Streamers
There are decorations for every part of the room! Hang streamers from the ceiling for extra color. Or, if you are especially organized create hanging decorations that go with the theme!
Happy 50th Birthday Banner
A birthday banner lets everyone know who the party is for and creates the perfect backdrop for pictures!
Wall Décor Cut-Outs
Don’t leave any space not decorated! Use themed cut outs for the walls, or even add pictures of the guest of honor!
Blowouts & Noisemakers
A 50th birthday party is a cause for celebration! Make your celebration known with these loud toys!
Signage (Indoor and/or Outdoor)
Make sure your guests know where they are going! Adding signs pointing to the location or around the grounds eliminates any confusion!
50th Birthday Party Decorations for the Table
Tables are a really important part of a 50th birthday party celebration! It’s where your friends and family will sit ant chat, and where the food will be served. So, if there is one space you definitely don’t want to leave undecorated, its the tables!
When choosing 50th birthday party decorations for the tables, be sure to choose carefully! You don’t want anything that is TOO big, or that will get ruined easily!
This list will help get you started:
Plates (food & cake)
Plates and are the basics! You have to have something to serve your food and cake on! Get two sizes–one for dessert and one for the main meal! It doesn’t matter which they eat first!
Cups/ Glasses/Drink ware
Just like plates, cups are essential! Place them next to your drink containers to make sure they are easily accessible! If you want to eliminate waste, put a marker next to them for your guests to write their name.
Forks, Spoons, Knives
Cutlery is a must-have, unless you only have finger foods. But, even in that case it’s good to be prepared. Place the spoons, knives and forks on the buffet or at every table so they are easily found.
Someone at the party is definitely going to spill! So, when it happens be sure that there are napkins on hand! Choose napkins that are basic, or ones that go with the theme! Both will work, but themed napkins make for a better appearance.
Most of the time when you are throwing a party you have tables that don’t all match. So, to create a cohesive look across the room choose tablecloths that match the theme or color scheme! Get disposable for an added bonus of easy cleanup.
Table skirting helps to create a sophisticated, clean look on the tables where you set the food. You can find them at most party supply stores and buy them to match the tablecloths.
Place Cards & Place Card Holders
Your guests will feel extra special if they show up to a seating with their name on it! Handwrite the cards or have them custom designed to match your theme!
50th Birthday Centerpieces
Remind guests why they are there with 50th birthday centerpieces! Honor the theme of the party or just place pictures of the honored guest for an easy solution!
There’s not a party without a little bit of confetti! Sprinkle it across the tables for an added element of 50th birthday fun!
Serving Décor for a 50th Birthday Party
If you are having food at your 50th birthday party (which you should) it has to be served! But, don’t think for a minute that your serving utensils have to be boring! Choose utensils and serving decor that goes along with all of your other 50th birthday party decorations for an ultra-cool feel.
Serving Knife (Cake Cutter)
A special serving knife makes cutting the cake much easier, and it’s pretty! Choose a custom designed knife for the occasion or bring one from home. Either way works.
Not just any bowl will do. Match all of your serving dishes to the theme or color scheme! You can find special serving dishes at most party supply stores or online!
It’s really hard to scoop pasta with a tiny spoon! Don’t forget the big serving utensils to make all of your guests’ lives easier.
Commemorate the special 50th birthday party day with a special cake topper. Choose the number 50 or choose a custom made topper from an online shop to make it special.
Fabulous Flowers for 50th Birthday Party Decorations
Adding a fresh element of flowers makes every party better! Their colors pop and they smell great too! When choosing flowers for your 50th birthday party decorations, there are many ways you can go! Choose the guest of honor’s favorite flower. Or, choose flowers that match the color scheme. Did you know that some flowers even have special meanings? You can find those in the list below! Sprinkled around the room, any flowers will look great and they are fun to take home too!
- Calla Lily represents magnificence & beauty
- Hydrangea means gratitude & heartfelt emotions
- Chrysanthemums symbolize optimism & joy
- Pink stargazer lilies represent prosperity & wealth
- Snapdragon means strength & graciousness
- Gladiolus symbolize strength & integrity
- Birds of Paradise represent joy
- Orchids symbolize mature charm & refinement
- Gerbera represents cheerfulness
- Purple Iris is symbolizes wisdom & compliments
Lighting Up a 50th Birthday Party
Adding ambiance to any party makes the venue feel special and gives it a party glow. However, there are many different types of lighting you can use for a party. If you are looking at 50th birthday party decoration ideas for direction on lighting, you are in the right place! Choose any of these styles of lights, or choose them all! No matter what your party will look great!
Flameless LED Candles
These lights are great If you want the soft glow of candlelight, but don’t want the hassle of lighting candles. If you choose flameless LED, you won’t have to worry about a fire either.
Looking for an added twinkle? Fairylights are the perfect addition to a backyard garden party or a more feminine theme.
If you want to add an extra glow to the corner of a dark room, mini lights are the way to go!
String lights are perhaps the most versatile lighting option for your 50th birthday party! Drape them across the ceiling or around the room for a great glow!
Most entertainment or DJ companies offer uplighting as a service to make the room look special! And, it doesn’t disappoint! You can even add your custom logo for an extra special look!
Led Light Curtain
If you want a beautiful backdrop, then an LED light curtain is the way to go! Put it behind an important table or highlight a special wall. It’s easy to put up and take down too!
Fun 50th Birthday Party Decorations That Are Good for a Laugh
There are some 50th birthday parties where you just have to laugh! This list of 50th birthday party decoration ideas is great if you have a guest of honor with a sense of humor. Funny decorations make everyone laugh and create great conversation! Choosing these decorations is a no-brainer for a funny party. After all, you do want people to remember the night, right?
Big Head Cut Outs
Put a big cut-out of the guest of honor on the wall. Easy to order online, big heads are the perfect solution if you want to make someone laugh! Your guests will love taking pictures next to them, and the guest of honor will probably take it home.
Photo Cone Hats
Create hats for your 50th birthday party guests to wear out of old photos! Everyone will love wearing them. And, the guest of honor will have a great time looking back on these memories too!
Who doesn’t love candy and the chance to swing a bat! That’s why one of the best 50th birthday party decorations is a custom pinata. Have it made to resemble the guest of honor, the theme or the color scheme! Everyone will think it’s fun!
More 50th Birthday Party Decorations to Ponder
If you are still looking for a few more 50th birthday party decoration ideas to add to your list, then check these out! Some take a little bit of DIY talent, but it’s nothing you can’t handle!
Especially at a 50th birthday party, everyone loves to look back at old pictures. Create a photo garland of pictures of the guest of honor from birth until your party. Include photos with friends, family, and coworkers so they can pick themselves out!
Take a look back to the year the guest of honor was born! Include prices of common items, popular movies, and major events! This decoration will get everyone reminiscing and even teach some fun facts!
An element of light and an element of fun! Place photos on bags or jars and add flameless LED candles! This 50th birthday party decoration especially stands out at night!
Envelope Box for Birthday Cards
Remember that most of the guests will be bringing gifts! Create a cute box for cards that matches the theme or color scheme! Doing so will ensure nothing is lost!
Some of the biggest days of our lives go by very quickly! And a 50th birthday party is one of those days! Be sure you and the guest of honor remember everyone who came by creating a guest book! Have your guests write special sentiments, their names, and maybe even their address for easy thank yous!
Photobooth or Scene Setters
Photobooths are all the rage and are extra fun too! Have one for your party! Choose a backdrop or props that match the theme. Your guests can even take home their photos as a favor!
Dessert or Buffet Table Backdrop
At some point in the night, everyone is going to stop by the dessert table. Make it extra special and memorable by adding a 50th birthday party backdrop!
Sound the Party Horns!As you get ready for your big day, check off this list of 50th birthday party decorations to make sure you have it all! Choose decorations that fit the theme and color scheme of your party. But, don’t be afraid to add any extra elements that personalize the party!
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