How to celebrate the anniversary of a man of 50 years?

So this moment has come when a man turns 50. Half a cen­tu­ry is behind him, and there is a lot of new ahead, includ­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the anniver­sary. A real cel­e­bra­tion is com­ing and it doesn’t mat­ter where exact­ly it will take place. It is more impor­tant to make sure that every­one on the hol­i­day is com­fort­able, pleas­ant and fun.

Venue and theme

50 years is a spe­cial date, there­fore it requires a non-stan­dard approach to orga­niz­ing a feast. But it is nec­es­sary to arrange a mag­nif­i­cent par­ty only with the con­sent of the hero of the occa­sion. This is his day, so all orga­ni­za­tion­al issues will have to be approved through his approval.

If the arrange­ment of a grand ban­quet does not res­onate with the hero of the day, oth­er options will have to be con­sid­ered. Let it be less solemn, but calm and sin­cere, in the cir­cle of fam­i­ly and clos­est peo­ple. Of course, enter­tain­ment and fun are not can­celed!

Celebration at home

To spend the anniver­sary of a 50-year-old man in a com­fort­able home envi­ron­ment, you need to make quite a bit of effort. Let it be a tra­di­tion­al fes­tive lunch or din­ner, but with some adjust­ments.

The menu should def­i­nite­ly include dish­es that the hero of the day prefers, but do not for­get to cook the favorite treats of the rest of the house­hold. It will not be super­flu­ous to put sev­er­al deli­cious dish­es and a cou­ple of gas­tro­nom­ic nov­el­ties, high-qual­i­ty wine on the table. If it is cus­tom­ary for the fam­i­ly to pre­pare dessert on their own, you can devi­ate from the rules and order a ready-made cake from the con­fec­tion­er.

If paper nap­kins are usu­al­ly used at the table, then on this occa­sion, fab­ric ana­logues can be pre­pared to match the new table­cloth. A real dec­o­ra­tion will be vas­es or glass­es with fresh flors, in the same col­or scheme as tex­tiles. With such an ele­men­tary tech­nique, it will be pos­si­ble to instant­ly trans­form the dec­o­ra­tion of the table.

Dur­ing the fes­tive meal, it is advis­able not to be dis­tract­ed by a work­ing TV. It is bet­ter to pre­pare top­ics for con­ver­sa­tion in advance and plan the time spent at the table and out­side it.

It will be great if the guests invit­ed to the cel­e­bra­tion are dis­tract­ed from the feast by danc­ing, par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­pe­ti­tions and singing. Draws, sur­pris­es, toasts are lcome.

It is impor­tant to take care of the hol­i­day pro­gram in advance. Sup­pose guests make three “approach­es” to the table: they are treat­ed to appe­tiz­ers, then con­tests are held, main cours­es are served, and after a new pause, every­one is invit­ed to enjoy dessert.

At the restaurant

If the hero of the occa­sion agrees to a loud cel­e­bra­tion in a restau­rant, orga­ni­za­tion­al moments can be entrust­ed to the host. He will make sure that every­one rests their souls and retains pleas­ant impres­sions of the hol­i­day.

A par­ty with a feast will include dances and com­pe­ti­tions and devel­op smooth­ly accord­ing to a ll-thought-out sce­nario. This option is very con­ve­nient, because at the ban­quet you can afford to relax and not wor­ry about any­thing.

Pro­fes­sion­als will take care of the time­ly serv­ing of dish­es, a clean table and ll-fed guests. After the depar­ture of guests, you do not have to wash a moun­tain of dish­es and cut­lery, clean the hall. The hero of the day and his rel­a­tives will leave the hol­i­day in full sat­is­fac­tion from what hap­pened.

Hov­er, when hir­ing a toast­mas­ter, in most cas­es you need to be pre­pared to use a typ­i­cal script, for­mu­la­ic phras­es, stan­dard jokes and not high­ly artis­tic poet­ry. It is not a fact that this is what a mod­ern 50-year-old man and his entourage are count­ing on.

There­fore, hav­ing decid­ed on the leader, first of all, it is impor­tant to approve the pro­gram. That is, con­sid­er sev­er­al sce­nar­ios. You can amend the pro­gram in advance, add or remove cer­tain com­pe­ti­tions.

A good option would be to order the devel­op­ment of a cre­ative script from a spe­cial­ist. Then it is adapt­ed exclu­sive­ly to indi­vid­ual needs and ideas.

It remains to orga­nize a ban­quet in a restau­rant and invite a good host for a man’s birth­day.


Some­times anniver­saries are cel­e­brat­ed out­side the box, gath­er­ing fam­i­ly, friends and col­leagues in nature. But it will be pos­si­ble to cel­e­brate in the air only on a fine day. Oth­er­wise, guests and the hero of the day run the risk of shud­der­ing and even catch­ing a cold.

In good ather, this option turns out to be very suc­cess­ful and prof­itable.. You can rent a spa­cious closed gaze­bo or set buf­fet tables in the court­yard of a pri­vate house. It will turn out to cel­e­brate a round date with less pathos and costs. But no less fun and noisy.

Contests and games

What­ev­er ver­sion of the orga­ni­za­tion of the hol­i­day the hero of the day choos­es, the evening must be planned. That is, with a spe­cif­ic pro­gram, drink­ing and active com­pe­ti­tions.

They will not allow guests to sit too long at the table and will help every­one to get to know each oth­er and chat at ease.. In addi­tion, from time to time atten­tion will be focused on games with humor, and the hero of the occa­sion will be able to take a breath. Despite the hol­i­day, he, like a bride at a dding, gets tired more than oth­ers.

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For home

Many peo­ple pre­fer to cel­e­brate their 50th anniver­sary at home, with their loved ones. There, too, it is easy to arrange sim­ple cool con­tests. A vari­ety of enter­tain­ment will defuse the atmos­phere.

Dance while you are young

Guests who have expressed a desire to show their danc­ing skills are invit­ed to dance with­out get­ting up from their chairs. The facil­i­ta­tor invites the par­tic­i­pants to sit down so that all the guests can see them, and then the music turns on. Famous dance rhythms sound: twist, rock and roll, gyp­sy, tan­go, hopak, let­ka-enka, lezgin­ka, etc. 15–20 sec­onds are giv­en for each dance. You have to show your tal­ents with­out get­ting up.

Audi­ence applause deter­mines the win­ners of an unusu­al dance marathon. The most tem­pera­men­tal one is award­ed the dis­tinc­tion “The most incen­di­ary dancer” with a gift in the form of hugs of the hero of the day.

Ode to a birthday boy

Unusu­al com­pe­ti­tion for rhymed poems in hon­or of the hero of the day. Par­tic­i­pants may be offered the fol­low­ing rhymes:

- hero of the day — case; — gift — waste; — fume — radar, etc.

For inspi­ra­tion, the “poets” are shown the main prize — a bot­tle of sparkling wine. While the par­tic­i­pants are cre­at­ing poet­ic mas­ter­pieces, a short break is announced. Then all the guests return to their places at the table, and the “poets” read the impromp­tu aloud.

The strength of gen­er­al rejoic­ing under the guid­ance of the pre­sen­ter will be deci­sive when choos­ing a top ode. The author is award­ed cham­pagne and the medal “Best Poet”.

The choice of the win­ner can be entrust­ed to the hero of the day.

In the cafe

Table com­pe­ti­tions are one of the most pop­u­lar enter­tain­ments at any hol­i­day. In games, unfa­mil­iar peo­ple come togeth­er, and friends man­age to unite even more.

The host announces the rules. Guests at the table are hand­ed out by let­ter of the alpha­bet. Every­one will have to com­pose a wish for the hero of the day start­ing with this let­ter.

Let’s say this: “Oh, how much mon­ey I wish you!” or “Gods! Today (the name of the hero of the day) is unusu­al­ly hand­some! The peak of fun will begin on the wish­es for the let­ters “Y”, “E”, “F”, “C”. You can pro­vide a sep­a­rate gift to the author of the fun­ni­est wish.

Long live surprise!

The pecu­liar­i­ty of this com­pe­ti­tion is that what is hap­pen­ing is an unex­pect­ed sur­prise not only for the hero of the day, but for all par­tic­i­pants. The idea is to give the hero of the occa­sion gifts, but not mate­r­i­al, but impro­vised and spon­ta­neous.

Some­thing like a lot­tery is pre­pared in advance with notes indi­cat­ing tasks. They can be var­ied: per­form a song, dance, make a toast, tell a sto­ry about a birth­day per­son or a fun­ny anec­dote, etc.

It will be inter­est­ing to place notes with tasks inside bal­loons or a large box, wrap them around sets, etc. Any­one who refus­es to com­plete the task is enti­tled to a fine: kiss the hero of the day twice, tell him an unusu­al com­pli­ment or tell him about a life inci­dent with his par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Hunting for balls

The num­ber of con­tes­tants is not lim­it­ed. You will need a lot of bal­loons. A string with an inflat­ed bal­loon is tied to the play­er’s left leg. It will have to be defend­ed by all means from rivals. In this case, you need to try to burst the balls of oth­er play­ers. The win­ner is the con­tes­tant with the sur­viv­ing bal­loon.

Overview of other entertainment

There should­n’t be too many com­pe­ti­tions. More pre­cise­ly, breaks for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, refresh­ments at the table and danc­ing to the music are impor­tant beten them. The hero of the day must pay atten­tion to each guest.

Breaks are also nec­es­sary so that while those present are busy danc­ing or talk­ing, there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to change dish­es and remove every­thing super­flu­ous from the table.

There is an incred­i­ble vari­ety of enter­tain­ment. You can cheer up guests with and with­out the toast­mas­ter. Even a fin­ished script can be sup­ple­ment­ed with any of these fun con­tests.

alcohol roulette

Pure­ly male com­pe­ti­tion. Designed for 5–6 peo­ple. The leader, secret­ly from the par­tic­i­pants, pours water into glass­es and only one of them — vod­ka. Each play­er then receives their por­tion and an invi­ta­tion to drink.

On com­mand, every­one over­turns the con­tents of the glass­es. The task is to do this calm­ly so that no one guess­es who the alco­hol roulette point­ed at.

All oth­er guests will have to fig­ure out who drank the “hap­py” glass. The win­ner is the one who man­aged to cal­cu­late the lucky one. At the end of the draw­ing, jus­tice tri­umphs, and strong drinks are dis­trib­uted to all par­tic­i­pants.

Quiz “Lifeline”

Com­pe­ti­tion for knowl­edge of the facts from the life of the hero of the day. Which of the guests in the hall will give the most cor­rect ansrs receives a prize from the hands of the pro­tag­o­nist of the quiz.

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Con­sid­er a sam­ple list of ques­tions.

  1. Day of the ek when (name) saw the light.
  2. What ight and height re you born with?
  3. In what city did this hap­pen?
  4. The name of the best school friend of the hero of the day.
  5. First job?
  6. Where and in what army did he serve?
  7. How did you meet your cur­rent wife?
  8. Wed­ding date.
  9. How many chil­dren and their exact age.
  10. What brand and num­ber of car does the hero of the day have?

How to congratulate the birthday man?

The eas­i­est option to cheer up the hero of the day is to give gifts. Only not sim­ple, but in the form of a small show.

Usu­al­ly, gifts are giv­en to the birth­day per­son right from the doorstep, but this is not a manda­to­ry moment. It is bet­ter to allo­cate sep­a­rate time at the event for orig­i­nal con­grat­u­la­tions. Or give guests the oppor­tu­ni­ty to present gifts imme­di­ate­ly, and in the midst of the hol­i­day, present the main present from the whole fam­i­ly or col­leagues, etc.

In addi­tion, on the 50th anniver­sary, it will be more appro­pri­ate than ever video sur­prise. You can cre­ate a short film about the life of the hero of the day. Frames in video for­mat or a slide show will sur­prise and delight the hero of the occa­sion. And guests will open it from dif­fer­ent sides.

You can use inter­est­ing shots from child­hood, ado­les­cence, study, mil­i­tary ser­vice, events of the youth peri­od, meet­ing with your beloved, ddings, home gath­er­ings, the appear­ance of chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, etc. It is con­ve­nient to select each frag­ment into blocks accord­ing to time peri­ods and select them songs with the cor­re­spond­ing mean­ing.

Sure­ly in the fam­i­ly album there are many pho­tographs that will stir up pleas­ant mem­o­ries and bright feel­ings in the soul of the hero of the day.

Even film record­ings and print­ed pho­tographs can be dig­i­tized. It is also easy to mas­ter the art of edit­ing by mas­ter­ing ele­men­tary pro­grams on the Inter­net. Nephews or grand­chil­dren are usu­al­ly involved in this occu­pa­tion. The younger gen­er­a­tion copes with the task with­out any prob­lems.

At the evening ded­i­cat­ed to the 50th anniver­sary, it will be chic to present a pho­to book to the hus­band and father of the fam­i­ly. Such a mem­o­rable gift will def­i­nite­ly touch a man to the core.

Congratulations from afar

Half a cen­tu­ry is not about old age at all, but about wis­dom and acquired in the past. Includ­ing time-test­ed friends. Dur­ing this time, life has scat­tered friends around the world. Many com­rades of the hero of the day set­tled in oth­er cities and even on oth­er con­ti­nents. It’s worth try­ing to con­tact them!

Social net­works will help with this — to find them them­selves or through their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and tell about the upcom­ing anniver­sary. Sure­ly they will glad­ly respond! It remains to call each one in turn via video link and record a con­grat­u­la­tion, mount indi­vid­ual record­ings into a video or show them one at a time instead of toasts.

Help the hero of the day feel impor­tant and need­ed out­side of time and dis­tance!


An unusu­al option would be pre­pare for the hero of the evening a per­son­al news­pa­per pub­lished on the date of his birth. The 50-year-old hero of the day will read the news of those years and be sur­prised how much the world has changed over the years!

You can find not the news­pa­per itself, but inter­est­ing notes of those years and make copies of the pages. This will make mate­r­i­al for a news­pa­per spread for a cou­ple of pages. It would not be super­flu­ous to read aloud the most inter­est­ing phras­es from old arti­cles and hand the news­pa­per to the birth­day man.

Congratulations from the little ones

Let the chil­dren learn poems ded­i­cat­ed to dad (grand­fa­ther, uncle, broth­er), men­tion­ing his hob­bies (dri­ver, fish­er­man, ath­lete) or some joint events (going to the cir­cus or zoo, vaca­tion), etc. It will be more com­fort­able for chil­dren to play the role read­ers at home.

The younger gen­er­a­tion can also be instruct­ed to pre­pare a wall news­pa­per for the anniver­sary. It is bet­ter to sched­ule a chil­dren’s per­for­mance at the begin­ning of the pro­gram.

Script Ideas

50 years for a man is a time of matu­ri­ty, where there is a place for every­thing that was in life before this date. The chil­dren are already adults, they have their own house, a tree has been grown and grand­chil­dren are grow­ing up. But now there is a lot of time for your­self and your hob­bies. It is desir­able to build an anniver­sary hol­i­day on this con­cept.

A mod­ern evening with skits can be held with­out a toast­mas­ter. A lit­tle nos­tal­gic about the peri­od of tur­bu­lent youth, but do not let sad­ness obscure thoughts about a glo­ri­ous future. Right now every­thing is just begin­ning!

Great idea would be con­duct­ing an auc­tion with humor­ous over­tones. Lots will be any things that belonged (or their ana­logues) to the hero of the day. An infant dia­per or nip­ple is used, a baby toy, the birth­day boy’s first shoes, etc.

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In the course of the action, the host announces that the vic­to­ry will go to the one who last utters a pleas­ant word that deter­mines the per­son­al­i­ty of the hero of the day. Usu­al­ly, dur­ing the auc­tion, guests active­ly par­tic­i­pate in what is hap­pen­ing, some­times com­ing up with the most incred­i­ble epi­thets.

The guest who said his flat­ter­ing def­i­n­i­tion last wins the cov­et­ed lot. He is also award­ed a com­mem­o­ra­tive award “To the most set-voiced guest.”

Next, the toast­mas­ter asks to pay atten­tion to an unex­pect­ed guest who wished to con­grat­u­late the hero of the day. A “gyp­sy” appears in the hall with a pro­pos­al to tell for­tunes to the hero of the day. “Dar­ling, give me your strong hand! I’ll tell you, my gold­en, the real truth, hid­ing noth­ing! Oh, I see — the road ahead is wait­ing. This is your road of fate, going uphill. Wait­ing for you, my mala­chite, great fate and pros­per­i­ty. Oh, women will love you so much, and you will remain with your beloved as unshak­able as a rock! You will have a new car, but you can’t make out some­thing — a black Mer­cedes or a blue Zhiguli.

And there’s a beau­ty next to you. Oh and it’s good! All men are crazy about her, but she only reach­es out to you. Wait a minute, my ruby, how did I not imme­di­ate­ly rec­og­nize your mis­sus in her! Also, lis­ten, I see a baby in your arms soon. Whether your son, or grand­daugh­ter …

Oh, my dear, I see how the line of life sparkles! Wealth is wait­ing for you! You can buy a lux­u­ri­ous man­sion so that you can cel­e­brate all the anniver­saries in the man­sions, invite your friends on hol­i­days. Kasatik, gild the pen, my gen­er­ous one! For what I pre­dict­ed for you. Yes, do not spare mon­ey, my rich man, and now I will reveal to you a secret that your guests think of you. Lis­ten, my sap­phire!”.

The guests stretch out their hands in turn, and the gyp­sy broad­casts her pre­pared texts or an excerpt from the song is includ­ed.

  1. You are my God, let every­one know about it! (for wife)
  2. I like that you are not sick of me.
  3. For me, you are not more beau­ti­ful, but I catch your eyes in vain!
  4. My friend, you are in my soul …
  5. You are my broth­er or you are not my broth­er. Are you hap­py for me or not?
  6. And you are as cold as an ice­berg in the ocean.
  7. We will quar­rel — and make up, “Do not spill with water” — every­one around is jok­ing …
  8. My dear, your smile…
  9. Dear friend, do not be bored, I’ll be back, you know that …
  10. The dia­mond of those price­less eyes…
  11. I will always be with you, blue sea wave, in the dark abyss of water. I will always be with you!
  12. I will name the plan­et after you!
  13. I will nev­er for­get you.
  14. Who told you, ll, who told you, who came up with the idea that I don’t love you.

Pre­dic­tions are select­ed accord­ing to their mean­ing, it is not nec­es­sary to use these par­tic­u­lar ones. The main thing is that they suit the guests in terms of sta­tus and atti­tude towards the hero of the day. It is con­ve­nient and fun to select songs under the name of the hero of the day, his spe­cial­ty or hob­bies.

At the end of the draw, the pre­sen­ter thanks the talk­a­tive gyp­sy woman for her bold pre­dic­tions and cor­dial­ly invites her to the fes­tive table.

After this scene, guests are invit­ed to find out what the hero of the day looks like in the eyes of his own wife. She is blind­fold­ed and led to an easel with a large sheet of paper. Now the mis­sus needs to draw a spouse.

The host unfolds the fin­ished por­trait for view­ing by the guests and hands it to the hero of the day as a keep­sake. To applause, the wife receives the hon­orary award “The most atten­tive wife.”

Then the host of the par­ty is invit­ed to the cen­ter of the hall. He will also have to pass a test of atten­tive­ness to his soul mate. To do this, he is blind­fold­ed and invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion of sev­er­al women. Blind­fold­ed, the hero of the day will rec­og­nize his wife among them. It is only allod to stroke a wom­an’s hand, iden­ti­fy­ing a loved one by the smooth­ness of the skin or the smell.

To make the con­test fun­ny and not embar­rass the hero of the day and the par­tic­i­pants, after the hero of the day is blind­fold­ed, women are replaced by men. Of course, a wom­an’s hand is def­i­nite­ly not to be con­fused with a man’s. At the same time, the wife remains to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion.

For courage when par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion, the hero of the day is hon­ored medal “The most atten­tive hus­band.”

The lead­ing final part may be the wife. She will thank the guests along with her hus­band. And to see them off with wish­es to meet again in a year.

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