Turning fifty can be hard on anyone. We worry that the best years of life are behind us, but I am beginning to learn that they just keep getting better. We live in world where youth seems to be king, but most of us find out life just goes on, and usually while things change, they seem to get better and better. However, that doesn’t always make the 50th birthday something easy to handle.
If you know someone who is about to celebrate – or ignore – their 50th birthday, you can do something special for them. This is always a great idea for friends and family, and especially your parents. Some see the 50th birthday as a sign that the end is coming, but that does not have to be the case. When planning something like this, you should concentrate on what they have done, as most do, but also make sure they are looking ahead to what they have yet to do.
Don’t dwell on the past when planning a 50th birthday party too much. You can always look back at what has happened so far, and most people love that, but you should make sure you focus on the future. So many are going back to school later and later in life, and have found that new careers don’t have to start in your twenties. You can do anything you want at any age, within reason of course, and having a 50th birthday does not mean the days of starting anew with excitement have to be over. Putting a positive spin on the future is one of the best gifts you can give anyone, and this is definitely no exception.
Make the 50th birthday party celebration more exciting and memorable for the special woman in your life, by playing recorded and live greetings during the party, make the place a walk-in memory of her life, dress up like you were back in her high-school or college years, serve old-fashioned snacks (if you can find them), personalize her birthday cake with one of her favorite themes, show cartoon clips popular during her youth. Fifty years of life marks a new stage in a woman’s life. Celebrating the event is a very exciting thing to do.
Send the 50th birthday party invitations three weeks before the party. Even though you may be planning to send out online invitations , it usually is a smart idea to have a few paper invitations for mailing, because not everyone has an email address. Just in case your email invitation landed in someones junk mail folder, a quick phone call the week before the party will ensure everyone knows about the celebration.