A 50th wedding anniversary is an especially memorable anniversary that not all couples are lucky enough to reach. Hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party is a big job that comes with a lot of responsibility, but it can be a fun and long-lasting memory for everyone. There are so many great 50th wedding anniversary themes to choose from that are easy to put together and will be the talk of the party. Here are five amazing 50th wedding anniversary party ideas.
1. Old Hollywood Theme
Travel back in time to old Hollywood and create an old Hollywood themed 50th wedding anniversary party. Create invitations that imitate a gold movie ticket, put down a red carpet for guests to enter the venue or hall, stick to a black and white theme for table runners and napkins, serve bubbly champagne and hors d’oeuvre, and ask the guests to dress like old movie stars. For music, play Frank Sinatra hits or some good old Nat King Cole while your guests dine and dance the night away.
2. Gold Themed
50th anniversaries are a golden milestone in a couple’s relationship, so why not do a gold themed party? Hit up your local party supply store and buy gold balloons, napkins, table runner, and any other gold decorations you might find. Pair this color with white to create the ultimate sparkling party. The gold theme anniversary party idea is perfect for those who want something simple but still elegant and beautiful.
3. Tropical Theme
This is a fun theme that will have your guests wishing they were on a beach somewhere hot while sipping a margarita. A Hawaiian/luau themed 50th wedding anniversary party is a casual theme that can still be elegant and look like you put a lot of work into it. Have guests show up in Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, or wear their favorite beach outfit. Serve fruity drinks, put tea lights on the table, light tiki torches, decorate with some palm trees and fake coconuts, and put out mini umbrellas for people to put in their drink. For food, try barbecuing and serving fresh fruit. Don’t forget to play tropical music to get everyone in the mood!
4. Tea Party Theme
This may be on the most sophisticated and fun party ideas! Host a high-tea where guests arrive dressed up in their very best clothes, and are seated at assigned tables. Serve mini sandwiches, an assortment of teas, different cookies, cupcakes, macaroons, and croissants. Decorate in pastels, use vintage tea cups and saucers, and play soft, instrumental music. If it is in your budget, you may want to hire servers to serve your guests to contribute to the ultimate high-tea experience.
5. Disco Party Theme
Your guests will get wild with this party idea! To create the ultimate disco party themed 50th wedding anniversary, hang a disco ball in the middle of the room, turn the lights off and put on some groovy tunes like Stayin’ Alive, Le Freak, Good Times, or I Will Survive. The key to a good disco party is good music that will keep your guests jiving all night, no matter their age. Ask your guests to come dressed up in 70’s disco outfits and have the music playing and lights off as they enter to set the mood. There are so many ways to create a great disco themed party, and you may want to check your party supply store for disco themed cups, plates, and banners.
No matter what the theme is that you choose for your 50th wedding anniversary party, it will surely be enjoyed, appreciated, and remembered for a very long time. The most important part though of any party, and especially a 50th wedding anniversary party, is that you serve delicious food and drinks, play music to get your guests moving, play some games or offer some form of entertainment. You’ll also want to have a dance floor for your guests to dance the night away.
And, remember that you don’t have to make all the decorations from scratch. Check out local party supply stores for decorations, napkins, and table runners or cloths so that you can make your hosting and party planning easy. If you’ve found yourself having to plan an amazing 50th wedding party, check out some of these great ideas.