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How to throw a fabulous 50th birthday party

October 27, 2015

With the big 5-0 coming up, you may be looking back over your best years and wondering what is to come next? Well, as the saying goes wine gets better with age, and so do you. So why not celebrate in style with a sophisticated soirée?

A marquee is great for a house extension, adding extra space where you can fit a dance floor, sit down meal or even more guests! Black, cream, gold and silver make a great base colour palette for your party, ivory pleated lining with black roof drapes creates a great spacious atmosphere for a stylish event. You can opt for a coloured carpet to add your personality to the event, with matching table cloths, flowers and lanterns – the options are limitless!

If you are looking for something with a theme, then there are many options to play with. Some of our customers have a joint 18th / 21st with a 50th, and these themes would suit all members of the family:

Cheese and Wine
You know what else gets better with age? Cheese. Mix the two together for a really classy affair, have different tables with wine and cheese on them; figs, grapes, breadsticks and a fondue also make a great addition and a cake made out of cheese would look great as a centre piece. Make room for a dance floor, as once the wine has kicked in your guests will want somewhere to move!
Golfing mad? If so then use greens and whites for decoration, golf themed cup cakes, sandwiches and games; set up a crazy golf course and play pub golf with different tables of alcohol to keep your guests entertained. Opt for a more casual dining option so that there is more space for games.

Even with the poor performance of the English team recently, we are still a country of rugby lovers. Decorate the marquee with goal posts at either end and a green carpet for a pitch-like effect, food can take on a rugby theme with everything oval shaped and balloons can be thrown around for a safe, replica rugby match. A dance floor in the middle will give more space for fun and games.

Cocktail Hour
For the ultimate party, opt for an all night happy hour. Have a centre piece personalised bar, in the middle of a brightly decorated marquee with a pink or orange carpet or for something more sophisticated go back to basics with the black and white décor. The main event of this party will be the drinks, with umbrellas and tropical fruit featuring throughout. A dance floor will definitely be a must.

Corporate marquee black and white seating

Born in the 60’s, party in the 60’s. If you love your colours, then this is for you, go back to the childhood days you were too young to remember and embrace bright colours, swinging music and finger food galore. Pink roof drapes would compliment the 60’s marquee; make extra room for dining tables and a live band to get into the swing of things.

Still not inspired? Check out our Gallery and Pinterest for more unique ideas or contact us, we would be happy to talk you through what we do, and how we can throw you a party to remember!


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