July 13, 2023

Best 50th Birthday Party Themes

golden celebration candle for 50th birthday

The big 5-0 is a big milestone, and it calls for a special celebration! Whether you’re planning your 50th birthday bash or throwing one for a friend or family member, there are plenty of great themes to choose from that are sure to make the evening a success. Here are some of our favorite 50th birthday party themes:

1. Groovy ’50s

playing vinyl records

Bring back the ’50s with an unforgettable bash that will transport your guests back in time! As a play on words, having your 50th birthday party theme set in the 50s can take your celebration to a whole new level.

Have your guests dress up in classic 1950s style and decorate with vintage-inspired pieces, like a jukebox, neon signs, and records. Serve iconic ’50s snacks like milkshakes, sliders, and fries, and celebrate your new age!

2. Big Top

circus themed birthday dessert table

Unleash your inner circus ringleader and create a colorful carnival atmosphere! Encourage guests to dress up in bright costumes and hang festive decorations like streamers, balloons, and confetti. Serve classic carnival food like cotton candy, popcorn, and funnel cake to get the party going.

A whimsical theme can help all your guests to feel like they’re in the spotlight for the night.

3. Old Hollywood Glamour

people dancing under confetti

This is one of our personal favorite birthday party themes! Put the spotlight on your birthday star with a glitzy Hollywood-themed bash! Bring the glamour with champagne, vintage red carpets, and a paparazzi photo booth. Serve classic Hollywood treats like caviar, fancy hors d’oeuvres, and mini desserts. Set up glamorous decorations like movie posters of your favorite films to add to the atmosphere.

4. Vegas Night

a blackjack dealer shows her cards to a table

What happens at a Vegas-themed birthday party stays at your Vegas birthday party! Roll out the red carpet and let the good times roll! Recreate Las Vegas in your own party space with bright lights, casino games, and even a live DJ. For a taste of Sin City, serve signature cocktails like daiquiris, margaritas, and mojitos.

5. Beach Bash

beach-themed cocktails

Decorate your birthday party venue with beach-inspired elements like palm trees, starfish, and sand. Serve up classic summertime snacks and desserts like the following:

  • Hot dogs
  • Ice cream
  • S’mores

6. Decades Disco

silver and pink disco balls in a party

Take your guests on a trip down memory lane with a throwback disco party! Encourage them to dress in their favorite ’70s outfit and decorate with glitter, sparkles, and groovy disco balls. Serve classic cocktails like white Russians and bellinis to set the mood.

Your 50th birthday bash should be one to remember, and with a disco ball in the center of the room, it sure will be!

7. Masquerade Ball

carnival venetian black mask

Transform your party space into a mysterious masquerade ball! Have guests dress up in formal attire and masks to create an air of mystery and intrigue, and decorate with glittery accents like streamers, chandeliers, and candles. 

This theme also allows more freedom for you to choose the yummy food of your choice—whether you opt for a lavish buffet or stick with simple finger foods.

Throw Your 50th Birthday Bash with Marinaj Banquets and Events

marinaj royal birthday venue

Choose one of our favorite birthday party themes, and celebrate with us at Marinaj Banquets & Events! 

Turn your vision into reality with the stunning all-inclusive venues at Marinaj. With food, decor, music, and so much more all in place, you won’t have to worry about organizing vendors, cleanup, or entertainment. Our all-inclusive packages make planning a breeze and the party enjoyable. 

Our team of experienced professionals will help you create a truly unique and unforgettable celebration that your guests won’t soon forget. Check out our new, luxurious venues fit for any type of party. 

Check out what we have to offer to get started on planning the perfect 50th birthday bash! ​​​​