The best way to celebrate your 50th birthday party in style

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Is the big 5-0 just on the horizon? A 50th birthday is a once-in-a-lifetime milestone – so, why not pull out all your stops and celebrate your special day with a memorable 50th birthday party? By combining your ideas and vision with the knowledge and expertise of our luxury party planners, we can help create a show-stopping 50th birthday bash that is sure to blow your guests away. Here are some of our top luxury 50th birthday party ideas…

Organise a Black Tie Event

Everybody loves an occasion to dress to the nines. However, organising a black tie event is so much more than just the expected dress code. Every element of the party should be formal and sophisticated. For example, you could consider serving champagne on arrival or hiring a jazz band to perform live on stage.

But just because your party is black tie themed doesn’t mean it should lose all sense of personality, so consider including some extra touches that will dazzle your guests. We added some stunning hanging glass tea lights and seasonal greenery at a recent black tie 50th birthday party which went down a treat!


Opt for a Fancy Dress Theme

Because you’re never too old to raid the dressing up box! Another fantastic idea for a luxury 50th birthday party is to host a fun fancy dress affair. Decide on a fancy dress theme and communicate this to guests through your invitations, awarding prizes on the night for best dressed. 

Popular themes for luxury 50th birthday parties include famous celebrities, the roaring ‘20s, casino night and masquerade ball. Whatever theme you choose, we highly recommend hiring a photographer or photo booth. That way, you can look back on your favourite memories of the evening.


Host a Lavish Cocktail Party

Whether you’re planning to host a luxury 50th birthday celebration in an exclusive venue or in the comfort of your home, why not elevate your experience with a luxury cocktail bar? From classic favourites to imaginative mixes, you can ensure that every sip will delight your guests. Think themed drink menus or unique birthday concoctions – the only limit is your imagination. But remember; Bond likes his shaken, not stirred!

As your go-to party planner in London, Henry Bonas has access to some of the most spectacular party venues, as well as lavish party venues in the Cotswolds. Some of our top luxury party venues with cocktail bars include the Century Club or NoMad Hotel in London. Check out our guide on how to choose a luxury party venue for further inspiration.


Choose an Exclusive Fine Dining Experience 

There’s no better way to celebrate turning 50 than with an exclusive private dining experience. Whether you’re a practising chef, keen foodie, or just looking to enjoy some delicious food with your family and friends, a fine dining soiree at a gourmet restaurant is a truly unique way to mark your milestone birthday.Henry Bonas has Michelin starred dining at our fingertips, with an exciting portfolio of exclusive fine dining venues that can create bespoke and imaginative menus to cater for all tastes. We have worked with some of London’s finest private dining venues, including Banqueting House and One Marylebone.


Celebrate in a Luxury Marquee at Home

It’s true what they say – there’s no place like home! Another idea for a luxury 50th birthday party is to hire a marquee and dance the night away in your own home. This is a great option for those turning the big 5-0 who would prefer to celebrate in the comfort of their own beautiful garden and grounds.

Henry Bonas’ team of luxury party planners can work closely with you to transform your available space into a magnificent event venue. Taking your party theme into account, we can provide or even build a luxury marquee that seamlessly integrates with the features of your existing grounds, providing the perfect space to entertain and impress your guests.


Choose Henry Bonas as your luxury party planning partner

No matter what your ideal luxury 50th birthday party looks like, you can rely on Henry Bonas to bring your ideas to life. Our team of luxury party planners have exceptional attention to detail, helping to create a stress free and enjoyable event from start to finish. Get in touch today and discover how we can help make your 50th birthday dreams a reality!



Alice Smith

Alice joined us in 2022, and works alongside Henry in the delivery of our luxury weddings, parties and bespoke events across the Cotswolds and London, making sure every detail of your celebration is taken care of. Having started out as a luxury Chalet Host in the French Alps, she has nearly 6 years experience in the hospitality and events industry. She's always on the look out for the latest trends, and loves to bring a party to life with world-class entertainment.

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