A special celebration for a mother?s 50th birthday could involve 50 guests who receive invitations stuffed with 50-themed confetti to a party where all the decorations, food and beverages are in quantities of 50, suggests About.com. A DJ can play popular songs from her year of birth.
The 50th birthday party venue can be decorated with 50 balloons, 50 framed photos of the guest of honor throughout her life, 50 of her favorite flowers and 50 bottles of wine. Finger foods, such as grilled shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, Thai chicken satay and chocolate-covered strawberries, can be displayed on large trays and platters in quantities of 50. Guests can help fill in lists that will be read aloud to the mother, with themes like: her 50 greatest accomplishments, 50 reasons why we love her and 50 things you probably did not know about her. This could be read while a slideshow with corresponding photos is played.
A karaoke machine stocked with thematic songs is a great entertainment option. Appropriate songs might include ?Changes? by David Bowie, ?Time After Time? by Cyndi Lauper, Cher?s ?If I Could Turn Back Time,? Rod Stewart?s ?Forever Young,? and ?In My Life? by the Beatles. Party favors for guests can include personalized M&Ms, cookies or cupcakes bearing the number 50.