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.
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.
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.
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.
Consider a sample list of questions.
- Day of the ek when (name) saw the light.
- What ight and height re you born with?
- In what city did this happen?
- The name of the best school friend of the hero of the day.
- First job?
- Where and in what army did he serve?
- How did you meet your current wife?
- Wedding date.
- How many children and their exact age.
- 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.
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.
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.
- You are my God, let everyone know about it! (for wife)
- I like that you are not sick of me.
- For me, you are not more beautiful, but I catch your eyes in vain!
- My friend, you are in my soul …
- You are my brother or you are not my brother. Are you happy for me or not?
- And you are as cold as an iceberg in the ocean.
- We will quarrel — and make up, “Do not spill with water” — everyone around is joking …
- My dear, your smile…
- Dear friend, do not be bored, I’ll be back, you know that …
- The diamond of those priceless eyes…
- I will always be with you, blue sea wave, in the dark abyss of water. I will always be with you!
- I will name the planet after you!
- I will never forget you.
- 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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