A 50th anniversary is a huge milestone and should be celebrated with the right pizazz and perfect decorations! Whether the party is held at someone’s home or a rented space, there are many ways to add a personal touch to the decorations. Be sure to plan in advance to give you time to collect photographs, get them printed, and buy materials. Here are a number of ways to think about decorations for such an occasion.
A large poster board with a blown up photo of the couple on their wedding day can be placed at the entrance of the party for all guests to sign. It can then be presented to the couple at the end of the party as a heart-warming gift.
Collect many photos from when the couple first met, their time together until the present, and of their loved ones. Photocopy them in color or black and white, and arrange in the shape of a 50 on a wall where everyone can see it. The guests and couple will enjoy looking at important events and happy memories together.
If the couple has specific hobbies they enjoy, such as a sport, crafts, reading, or travel. Try to incorporate these into the décor. For example, the cake could be in the shape of a sport field, or a book. Mini flags from the countries they have visited could be put on toothpicks and inserted into cupcakes. Even faces of the couple, their children, and grandchildren (if applicable) can be made into mini decorations for cupcakes. Champagne is the perfect alcoholic beverage, as it is celebratory and gold, the color of a 50th anniversary.
Choosing a theme can make it easier to decide on decorations. A speakeasy party would allow people to dress up in old-fashioned clothing, have a projector showing old movies in the background, jazz records playing, and beautiful cocktails and appetizers. Or, use the decade in which the couple met or were married. Guests could dress up in 1960’s fashion, listen to the hits, and the front page of the newspaper on the day they were married could be used as invitations, place cards, or hanging in a frame in the room.
If the year is the theme, use cake pans in the shape of a 5 and 0, have numbered placemats if you are having a sit-down meal, and arrange the drinks and food in the shape of a 50.
Gold is the material for a 50th anniversary. A large gold 50 on the cake table or somewhere visible in the room will set the tone. Edible gold can be used on cakes and even savory foods. Gold fairy lights can be strung around a garden or large room. Even the guests can wear a small item of gold, be it a brooch, a tie, or shoes so that the whole room sparkles! Violets are the 50th anniversary flower, so using violets for centerpieces would bring the whole theme together. Gold and violet balloons or streamers can be used as additional decorations.