One idea for a 50th birthday party is a "Welcome to Your Life" theme. The venue is decorated by covering the ceiling with large balloons with strings of various lengths. Photos of the person are attached at the ends of the strings for guests to walk through and enjoy.
Some themes are inspired by the person's favorite things, such as music, a favorite color, a movie theme or fashion from a particular decade. One idea inspired by music is a Beatles-themed party. The venue is decorated with Beatles memorabilia, posters and a cake with an image of the band. The party coordinator can create a cocktail based on a song, such as the "Yellow Submarine" or a "Strawberry Fields" margarita. The music is a selection of Beatles' music or a tribute band.
Another theme idea is to use decor that is inspired by the person's favorite colors. For example, if his favorite color is green, the venue is decorated in varying shades of green, from the invitations to the cake and decor.
A party theme with a costume elements is a 1940s-inspired masquerade ball. This theme incorporates the elegant fashion of the decade and has a black and white color scheme, including the cake, flowers, table dressing and party favors.