Saturday 2 March 2024

Best 50 Something Birthday Party ideas for Him

Tons of DIY fun and unique 50 something birthday party ideas for men, perfect for your partner, husband, dad or brother! Here you will find 51st, 52nd, 55th to 59th birthday party ideas, themes, games and activities for guys and decor ideas he will love - we hope you enjoy!

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

1. Gift him a realistic chocolate toilet roll πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These make hilarious gifts, a realistic chocolate toilet roll is perfect to surprise your recipient, especially if they use too much loo paper - or alternatively, constantly complain about the toilet roll getting used too fast! You could also use this to top their birthday cake to make your recipient chuckle! 

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. A 50ish birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»


4. Set up some personalised beer bunting πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This will look amazing and is perfect to set the scene for the celebration!

5. Edible cocktail toppers for drinks (so much fun and amazing!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could create some hilarious photo toppers or personalise them with the recipient's name and age! These are perfect for any kind of drinks or cocktails alike and guests will adore them. 

Personalisable wafer cocktail toppers for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

6. Everyone comes dressed as your recipient at one point in time

Such a fun birthday party dress code idea, create a 'recipient themed' dress code, where everyone attending must dress in his style! Bring back and recreate some of your recipient's most iconic style moments, from earliest years to present, for his birthday! You could get super creative and recreate amazing fashion moments from his childhood - any outfit you can find in the family photo album is fair game!

7. Set up a cardboard cutout of their favourite celebrity

So much fun - whether it's their favourite celeb or fictional character, this is such a fun surprise idea that will be sure to make them laugh!

8. Gift him a realistic chocolate tool set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

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! They will never get over being gifting one of these masterpieces!

Realistic chocolate golfing set for golfers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic painting workshop chocolate tools set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate bike repair kit for cycling enthusiasts πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate weights set for gym goers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

9. Dress up and cosplay as characters from his favourite tv show/game/band

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

10. Display cupcakes in a number formation

To make a beautiful statement display! You could even make a cupcake '50 something' pull apart, cupcakes lined up in a '51', '55' - or whatever your recipient age - formation, with icing or frosting joining them together. Then decorate! This will make the perfect statement centerpiece for your party and be sure to be the main attraction!

11. Make memorable cupcake toppers of their face

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

12. Make sugar cookies of his face with this personalised photo cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

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. A hilarious birthday pinata

This is such a cool birthday party game that you are never too old for! 

Whiskey party pinata πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Bourbon party pinata πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised numbers party pinata πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised face party pinata πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

14. 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!

15. Create an indoor '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, milkshakes and delicious snacks on hand!

16. Opt for a James Bond theme

Nothing could be cooler!

17. 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!

18. Add funny quotes from your recipient 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! 

19. 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!

20. Opt for an amazing creative birthday cake topper

Edible fondant tools cake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

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

The man, myth, legend sparkly cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised icing character birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Happy Birthday personalised jumbo cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Happy Birthday beer birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Happy beer-day birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

21. Opt for a retro 70's theme

You can get really goofy with this!

22. 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!

23. Theme it around their favourite sport or game

You could even make batches of different coloured popcorn to represent the colours of their favourite teams and set up a sports themed celebration! 

24. Theme it around their favourite sneakers 

One of the best and most creative party themes for men and guys, this will be sure to bring everyone together in celebration! There are so many fun ideas to try here that also feature in our DIY Teenage Boy Birthday Party ideas post, from baking some amazing sneaker sugar cookies (after their favourite sneaker variety of course!) to a jumbo sneaker birthday cake topper, to shoe care kits as party favours!

Adidas Yeezy Sneaker cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Nike Air Force 1 cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Nike Air Jordan 1 cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Converse Sneaker cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

25. Some novelty ice cubes for drinks! 

There are so many different types to choose from to suit your recipient's tastes, from Nike logo ice cubes to stars to skulls and everything in between!

Nike inspired ice cubes for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

26. 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.

27. A game of pin the sneakers on your recipient

Like a game of pin the tail on the donkey, but tailored to your recipient. 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 a game of pin the beard or moustache, if your recipient sports a fine covering of facial hair! 

28. Make a '50 something' reasons we love you chart

A wonderful way to show lots of love to your recipient and celebrate their birthday at the same time!  

29. Make a number photo collage πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Why not make an amazing 3D number photo collage, by creating the base out of cardboard, then covering with some paper mache layers and finally decorating it with all kinds of special photos representing special memories! This also makes for a beautiful party table centrepiece that your recipient will really love and will get guests talking too, the perfect ice breaker and decor in one. If you are short on time you can also order one ready made!

30. Some amazing edible photo cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To make cupcakes extra special and get guests talking, plus they make for the most beautiful birthday display!


31. Create a photo memory wall

Filled with photos of your recipient and your loved ones and family! You could set it up so guests can also enscribe their own messages on there too - the perfect backdrop for photos! Set up a blackboard photo memory wall and leave pastel chalk ink pens for guests to decorate and write their own birthday wishes to the recipient on there! 


32. Opt for eco friendly 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!

Silver grey eco friendly balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Black eco friendly balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

33. Send out some stylish surprise party invitations 

Why not throw your loved one a surprise party or get together! These customisable, personalised invitations are perfect for the occasion, no matter how big or how small!


35. Try a special message plate surprise

This is such a good trick! Arrange for your recipient to go out and only come back at tea time, when you'll have a meal prepared for both of you. You could also surprise your recipient as part of a party tea or feast.

All you need is 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, or varnish afterwards, so that it is safe to eat from. 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. You recipient will uncover the surprise bit by bit as they eat their meal. 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.

36. 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!

37. Set up a gaming tournament

Where guests can compete against each other, the perfect activity if your recipient is a gamer, to get everyone joining in together!

38. Set up a campfire evening or campout

Always a goodie, this is a really fun low cost birthday party activity idea for guys of all ages! You could even set up a barbeque nearby with all their favourite snacks and edibles!

39. Get out the silly string

Just make sure any guests can opt out if they want to! You are never too old for silly string hide and seek. Never.

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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