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Thursday, 31 March 2022

50th Birthday Party ideas for Men

50th birthday party ideas for men

Tons of DIY fun and unique 50th birthday party ideas for men, perfect for your husband, dad or brother! Here you will find 50th birthday party themes, games and activities and decor ideas he will love, even if you're looking for ideas on how to celebrate a 50th birthday without a party, we hope these ideas will inspire you!

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What can I do for my dad's 50th birthday?

From creating a dad outfits dress code to creating personalised dad shaped sugar cookies, creating a home movie drive thru to holding a dad dancing contest, there are so many fun, special and hilarious ways to celebrate your dad turning 50!

What can you do for someone's 50th birthday?


1. Gift him a realistic chocolate toilet roll

These make hilarious gifts, a realistic chocolate toilet roll is perfect to surprise your recipient, especially if they constantly complain about the toilet roll getting used too fast!

2. Gift him a funny photoshopped picture

Make them a funny photoshopped picture with all their favourite things, you could set it in a place they have always dreamed of visiting! Add in all their favourite things and people - even fictional characters! This is such a unique and creative gift idea and they are sure to love it. You could print and frame the final result for them to keep safely in their room or space, it will be sure to make them smile whenever they see it!

3. Opt for an old Hollywood theme

Your recipient can celebrate turning 50 in style 

4. Opt for an amazing jumbo birthday cake topper

These are amazing and are the perfect way to elevate the birthday cake for your recipient, something they will always remember!

5. Opt for a retro 70's theme

You can get really goofy with this!

6. Opt for a retro 80's theme

Recreate their hey day, with an 80's theme birthday party! You could even have a funny 80's pop quiz! 

7. Dress up and cosplay as characters from his favourite tv show

This is such a funny and special idea, sure to make everyone laugh and create some great memories! Why not asign everyone a character, or create a dress code inviting guests to cosplay as a character from a certain TV show that your recipient adores! There are so many fun and funny ways to get creative with this

8. Recreate a special family memory

This is such a cool birthday party idea for your husband or dad and you can get so creative with it!

9. Display cupcakes in a '50' formation

To make a beautiful statement display! You could even make a cupcake '50' pull apart, cupcakes lined up in a '50' formation, with icing or frosting joining them together. This will make the perfect statement centerpiece for your party and be sure to be the main attraction!

10. Make cupcake toppers of their face

Find a funny picture (or lots) and print to make hilarious cupcake toppers! This is an amazing DIY 50th birthday party decor idea that your recipient will be sure to love and will result in a lot of hilarity at the same time!

11. Create a drive thru set up to show home movies

Watching home movies and videos together is a wonderful way to celebrate his birthday and will be bound to result in hilarity and smiles all round! The drive thru element brings a retro feel, ten points if you also have popcorn and delicious snacks on hand!

12. Make sugar cookies of his face with this personalised photo cookie cutter

This is possibly the coolest thing ever! A cookie cutter that you can personalise with your recipient's face, based on a photo of them! You can now make sugar cookies of your recipient, perfect for their birthday and sure to amaze them and make them laugh in equal parts, so perfect!

13. Theme it after their pet

There is no cuter theme! Why not theme it after their furry best friend and even dress up their pup for the occasion, so they can take part and share their birthday!

14. Opt for a James Bond theme

Nothing could be cooler!

15. Theme it after his favourite film or movie

Tailor it to your recipient by throwing a party themed after their favourite film or movie, the perfect way to immerse them within their favourite screentime classic and show how well you know them at the same time.

16. A game of pin the tie on the dad

You can swap this out with any kind of object, depending on what your recipient is in to, or what they do as a job! You could even have pin the beard on the dad, if you recipient sports a fine covering of facial hair! 

17. Make him a retro mixtape playlist

Such a cute and special 50th birthday gift idea, why not create a USB playlist for them that they will adore, specially disguised as a retro mixtape, Guardians of the Galaxy style. Plus who doesn't want a USB stick that looks like this!

18. Gift him a realistic chocolate tool set

These are so cool and perfect for if your recipient is the DIY master of the family! It's the perfect way to fool them and surprise your recipient, as they are crafted entirely from chocolate!

19. Play a funny game of consequences

This is bound to result in hilarity and lots of laughter and happy memories, Consequences is a hilarious game where the players take turns in contributing sentences to a story. The final story is then read out, usually with hilarious results. Each player starts with a piece of paper. The players each write a phrase as the first step in a story, and then fold the paper to hide the phrase before passing it to the next player. The steps are as follows, where the things in brackets should be replaced by the chosen words or phrase: (boy's name) met (girl's name) in/at/on (where they met) He said (what he said) She said (what she said) He (what he did) She (what she did) The consequence was (what happened). When the players have completed all eight steps, the pieces of paper are unfolded in turn, and the players read out the completed, usually funny, stories.

20. Gift him a five senses gift

These gifts are extra special and make for the most memorable gifts! 

21. Create a photo memory wall

Filled with photos of your recipient and your loved ones and family! 

22. Opt for eco friendly confetti balloons

The zero waste and zero guilt way to celebrate his birthday in style, now there is no need to compromise style and decorative flair when it comes to decking out your party using eco friendly decor! These balloons are eco friendly and biodegrade at the same rate as a leaf, making them perfect to enjoy guilt free at your party - and even more reason to blow up more!

23. Dress up in dad outfits

Create a 'dad' or 'husband' dress code, where everyone attending must dress in his style! Bring back and recreate some of his most iconic style moments for his birthday!

24. Design some Dwight birthday party decor from The Office

This is perfect if your recipient is a The Office fan, there is nothing more iconic than Dwight's birthday party decorations and they are truly hilarious to copy!

25. Add funny dad quotes to your decor

If your recipient has many a saying, expression or even a dad joke or two that they like to use (repeatedly), why not tailor the party decor to your loved one by creating party bunting or motifs to stick on balloons adorned with their favourite sayings! 

26. Try a special message plate surprise

This is such a good trick! Arrange for your husband to go out and only come back at tea time, when you'll have a meal prepared for both of you. Then get your hands on some plain white plates and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time. Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing the meal and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Wait til your husband starts eating to reveal the cute surprise! You get to keep the memory and relive it every time you use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give.

27. Hire a car he's always wanted to drive

An experience he will adore and always remember, it will also show how well you know the recipient!

28. Ask everyone to bring an instrument with them

This is perfect if your recipient is in to music! Instead of a dress code, everyone must make or bring an instrument and have fun jamming together, everyone joining in together!

29. Create an obstacle course

If your recipient is competitive and/or in to sports, this idea would be perfect! You could use cardboard boxes, rope and even a ladder laid down to create a fun assault or obstacle course for your recipient. All younger (and older) guests can enjoy competing to see who can complete the course first! You could even produce a paper mache cup as a prize!

30. Hold a dad dancing contest or competition

Perfect if you are throwing a birthday party for your dad and are looking for fun games and activities to accord with your theme! The best dad dancing could win, perhaps chosen by your recipient, then taking in turns until everyone has the chance to be the judge of the competition. 


If you liked these ideas definitely also check out these how to surprise your husband ideas, best farmer birthday gift ideas and best DIY Encanto birthday party ideas!

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