birthday party for 50 year old man

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michelle

Oxford, MI

#1 Oct 6, 2006
I am not from Greenville, So, I am hoping someone could make a recommendation of where I can hold a surprize birthday party for my fiance for approximatley 25 people. I need this to be very economincal. Would like food and drinks, and possible entertainment. Any help appreciated!
Thank you
Danielle

Montréal, Canada

#2 Jan 13, 2008
The only thing I could think of that is cheap and fun at the same time. I was able to find the solution to your problem on a Web site.
50 Years Old Birthday Party Theme - DISCO.
About two weeks ago, I received a small package in the mail. Inside was disco ball ornament. I could see a line around the equator of the ball, so I pulled the hemispheres apart to see what was in it. Inside was an business card invitation from Lily . On it was printed, "Get ready to boogie" Below was the details of the party like: Location, date and time. Below was printed, "Please RSVP. Required: 70's style costumes (Platforms optional)." I could hardly wait. Every Friday when we were nineteen and twenty Lily and I went to all the disco clubs. I thought it was a terrific way to celebrate her fiftieth!
I went to my attic and took down the trunk where I kept some of my greatest disco days outfits. My favorite was a purple and pink chiffon body suit with ruffles down the front. It was very Donnie and Marie, but I couldn't fit in it to save my life. I had to take a trip to costume shop where I picked out something that fit much better. It was a silver and gold pantsuit with a white ruffled shirt underneath. I spent an hour teasing my hair and applying a ton of hairspray to get just the right look. I put on some powder blue eye shadow and put on a heavy application of black eye-liner . I think my outfit was somewhere in-between the late 70's and the early 80's, but I didn't think anyone would care.
Lily's answered the door in red satin bellbottoms and a black satin tie top with red sparkling platforms. I remembered the outfit. She looked fabulous, and looked like she hadn't gained an ounce since the seventies. I could just kill her! She loved the custom gift basket of 70's novelty items I presented to her.
The decorations inside the house really great. Lily had made ample room for the dance floor by moving out all of her furniture. On one was was a large cardboard "54" She had completely re-created Studio 54. Everyone was dressed to the nines and there were even a couple of drag queens putting on a show. One did a hilarious lip sync to, "I Will Survive". I took lots of pictures of him. The DJ played "YMCA", "Brick House" and many other favorite disco tunes. A spinning disco ball hung from the ceiling and the party bulbs Lily put in her track lighting, made the place crazy with colors.
Lily had set the food up on the counter between the dining room and kitchen. There were all kinds of finger foods: Buffalo wings, egg rolls, california rolls, tater tots, pizza rolls, and pig in a blanket. Lily's brother Tim had brought his bar from home and was mixing martinis, margaritas and Midori sours for everyone. He put an extra green olive on my toothpick because he knows they are my favorite.
Everyone danced and partied into the early hours of the morning. I can't remember when I had so much fun. When I turn fifty I want to throw a disco party. Maybe if I start using my treadmill I can slim down enough to fit into my old clothes again!

“Just Basically Passing Through”

Since: May 07

Sebastopol, CA

#3 Jan 18, 2008
Danielle wrote:
The only thing I could think of that is cheap and fun at the same time. I was able to find the solution to your problem on a Web site.
50 Years Old Birthday Party Theme - DISCO.
About two weeks ago, I received a small package in the mail. Inside was disco ball ornament. I could see a line around the equator of the ball, so I pulled the hemispheres apart to see what was in it. Inside was an business card invitation from Lily . On it was printed, "Get ready to boogie" Below was the details of the party like: Location, date and time. Below was printed, "Please RSVP. Required: 70's style costumes (Platforms optional)." I could hardly wait. Every Friday when we were nineteen and twenty Lily and I went to all the disco clubs. I thought it was a terrific way to celebrate her fiftieth!
I went to my attic and took down the trunk where I kept some of my greatest disco days outfits. My favorite was a purple and pink chiffon body suit with ruffles down the front. It was very Donnie and Marie, but I couldn't fit in it to save my life. I had to take a trip to costume shop where I picked out something that fit much better. It was a silver and gold pantsuit with a white ruffled shirt underneath. I spent an hour teasing my hair and applying a ton of hairspray to get just the right look. I put on some powder blue eye shadow and put on a heavy application of black eye-liner . I think my outfit was somewhere in-between the late 70's and the early 80's, but I didn't think anyone would care.
Lily's answered the door in red satin bellbottoms and a black satin tie top with red sparkling platforms. I remembered the outfit. She looked fabulous, and looked like she hadn't gained an ounce since the seventies. I could just kill her! She loved the custom gift basket of 70's novelty items I presented to her.
The decorations inside the house really great. Lily had made ample room for the dance floor by moving out all of her furniture. On one was was a large cardboard "54" She had completely re-created Studio 54. Everyone was dressed to the nines and there were even a couple of drag queens putting on a show. One did a hilarious lip sync to, "I Will Survive". I took lots of pictures of him. The DJ played "YMCA", "Brick House" and many other favorite disco tunes. A spinning disco ball hung from the ceiling and the party bulbs Lily put in her track lighting, made the place crazy with colors.
Lily had set the food up on the counter between the dining room and kitchen. There were all kinds of finger foods: Buffalo wings, egg rolls, california rolls, tater tots, pizza rolls, and pig in a blanket. Lily's brother Tim had brought his bar from home and was mixing martinis, margaritas and Midori sours for everyone. He put an extra green olive on my toothpick because he knows they are my favorite.
Everyone danced and partied into the early hours of the morning. I can't remember when I had so much fun. When I turn fifty I want to throw a disco party. Maybe if I start using my treadmill I can slim down enough to fit into my old clothes again!
What a wonderful story! Maybe I will do this for my 55th this year...although I am leaning toward a Sammy Hagar theme...I can't drive 55 (or was it because I am 55?:>D) Thanks again for sharing.
taylor

Denton, TX

#4 Apr 18, 2008
my dad is turning 50 and i need some ideas for a party that won't be that expensive please help.
earthgirl

Gillette, WY

#5 Jun 17, 2008
taylor wrote:
my dad is turning 50 and i need some ideas for a party that won't be that expensive please help.
For my 50th I did an Hawaii "50" theme party - easy enough to just decorate with a beach theme.
earthgirl

Gillette, WY

#6 Jun 17, 2008
CaliforniaCathy wrote:
<quoted text>What a wonderful story! Maybe I will do this for my 55th this year...although I am leaning toward a Sammy Hagar theme...I can't drive 55 (or was it because I am 55?:>D) Thanks again for sharing.
I'm also thinking of an "I can't be 55" theme for mine next year. Do you have any suggestions for decorations?
Cristy D

San Antonio, TX

#7 Oct 11, 2008
CaliforniaCathy wrote:
<quoted text>What a wonderful story! Maybe I will do this for my 55th this year...although I am leaning toward a Sammy Hagar theme...I can't drive 55 (or was it because I am 55?:>D) Thanks again for sharing.
Hey I like the idea about the disco ball ornament but ... where can I buy the ornament? If you know where to buy it would be perfect for the surprise party that I am planning.
Cristy D

San Antonio, TX

#8 Oct 11, 2008
Hey I like the idea about the disco party for 50 year old but...where can I buy the disco ball ornament? Do you know where to buy it? If you do , plase advice me..this would be a perfect idead for the surprise party that i am planning.
hansika

Bangalore, India

#9 Nov 19, 2008
as my friend doesnt like so much of modern stuffs but for enjoyment disco is best but in his bday we will be enjoing more than him (he likes more of classical, karnatic,,,etc he is a music lover)he is gonna turn 50 please give me suggestions quickly i would be thankfull to you
joes

Satellite Provider

#10 Dec 17, 2008
hello how are you doing i guest all thing is all right well am new to this okay
ROSALINE

Edenvale, South Africa

#11 Apr 24, 2012
Great ideas my husband will be 50in AUGUST
BUT HE IS A SOCCER FAN MAN-UNITED.
WHAT CAN I PLAN FOR HIM.?
Nightmare

Blumentritt, Philippines

#12 Nov 3, 2012
we need to prepare a birthday celebration to my 50 yrs old sponsor... pls give me some of your great ideas... ^_^
Nightmare

Blumentritt, Philippines

#13 Nov 3, 2012
Nightmare wrote:
we need to prepare a birthday celebration to my 50 yrs old sponsor... pls give me some of your great ideas...^_^
plz reply...

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