50th Birthday Parties and Lasting Memories


50th Birthday Mint Tin

Personalize your own 50th Birthday Mint Tin Favor

How can we measure our blessings over the expanse of fifty years? As we move into our next personal, half-centuries, those of us who are turning fifty this year look back and realize that it’s only natural to recall special birthdays- our milestones. We fondly recall fully-decorated events. Those memories move forward in time with us.

Do you remember a certain childhood birthday party? What made it special? Did your parents devote extra attention to the details? Maybe their labors of love extended to your dearest companions. Parties were magical affairs filled with colorful balloons, glistening streamers, and exuberant, hot potato games. The children wore party hats, blew noisemakers, and carried home goody bags brimming with party favors. If you were a child in the 1960’s, you might remember the mandatory dresses and ties. Fortunately, some things do change!

Oh, to be a teenager in the seventies, again. Romantic hearts were as big as the hair and the patterns on dresses and ties were as groovy as our parents’ family room curtains. Vinyl albums played through the night as girls spun the bottle to see who’d confess to having crushes on Shaun Cassidy. Reliving the retro party era is dreamy!

50th Birthday Party Mints

50th Birthday Party Mints

Band sounds of Chicago and Boston remind us of the big cities we visited with dates in those years. Our city party theme decorations capture the essence of what solidifies relationships. Couples enjoy gazing at city lights, while talking for endless hours about the future and dreams.

For a mother, the moments that touch the soul are cradling your sleeping baby, listening to the first sounds of “Mama”, or feeling little hands clutching your pinkies while learning how to walk. Then too, are the first friends, the play dates, and the planning of your own children’s parties. So many beautiful memories accompany these years. Baby showers and themed birthday parties were so fun to plan.

Shindigz customers are the most fun people we know. You make life extra special for your friends and family. Celebrate a special 50th birthday with bits and pieces of the above eras. Decorate each room to match a certain decade.  Invite guests to gaze at old pictures and sample favorite foods or drinks from your honoree’s personal journey.  By decorating five rooms, the entire party becomes a collection of fifty years!

May your loved one’s 50th birthday milestone create fond, new memories!

A Special 50th Birthday Wish:

The Shindigz team sends happy birthday wishes to Shindigz owner, Wendy Moyle.  Enjoy your special day.  Happy 50th birthday from all of us!

50th Birthday Slogans


50th birthday balloon

50th birthday balloon

Happy 50th Birthday! Turning 50 is the big milestone age. Is it time for an Over The Hill 50 party?  If you’re the guest of honor at a big 5-oh birthday party, consider using these 50th birthday slogans and sayings on your big day:

I Love my 50′s, because I know what comes next? My 60′s!
I’m not 50, I’m 19 with 31 years experience!
Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of my tunnel has been turned off.
I can’t believe I’m 50; 49 maybe, but never 50!
Once over the hill, you pick up speed.
At 50 you’ll have the choice of many temptations, but being 50 also means you’ll probably choose the option that gets you home earliest.
My own mortality will be the death of me yet.
50 year old; one owner; needs parts; make offer.
In dog years I’m dead.
You’ve accumulated the knowledge of 50 years on this planet. Now if only the senility hadn’t wiped it all away.
I’m chronologically gifted!
At 50 he’s seen it all, done it all………. but can’t remember most of it!
Aged like fine wine, complex & fruity.
Before I turned 50 I used to jog 6 miles a day now I know a short cut.
Happy 50th birthday! Your wild oats have just turned to porridge.
I’m not old, I’m youthfully challenged.
Happy 50th Birthday. Let’s crack open a bottle of prune juice.
Are we the grownups yet?
I’m not 50, I’m 49.95, plus tax!
It’s not about age, it’s about attitude.

50 Gleam 'N Burst™ Centerpiece

50 Gleam 'N Burst™ Centerpiece

After you’re 50 if it doesn’t hurt it probably doesn’t work.
If you remove all the wisdom and experience in the world of people over 50 then there wouldn’t be enough left to run it!
Getting old stinks, but it sure beats the alternative.
50! I demand a recount.
It’s just my birthday, I’m not extinct yet!
It’s after sixty that everything that doesn’t hurt doesn’t work!
Yes, me – Charter member, “Old farts hall of fame”.
Fifty is the ultimate “F” word.
50 years old. Bodywork and mechanics need slight attention. Runs on gas.
My wild oats have turned to mush.
Old fart, young heart.
Aged to perfection!
I’m a classic, you only get better with age!
Don’t interrupt me while I’m talking to myself.
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Age equals wisdom – hear this youngin’s?
I’ll be spontaneous when I get around to it.
Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
I get everything I set my mind to. Now where’d I set my mind?
I have the body of a god – Buddha!
I’ll be kind to my kids; they’ll be choosing my nursing home.
I’m immortal — so far!
50 years old or 18,250 days young!
I will avenge myself and live long enough to be a problem to my kids!
Which sounds better, 5 decades or half a century?
I’m cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
Happy 1/2 way to 100!
Age is not a destination, it’s a journey!
AND – He may rule the roost, but I rule the rooster!

Celebrate Fido with a Dog Party!


National Dog Day party ideas

Even dogs like cake at their National Dog Day Party!

Your pooch is an honored member of the family, providing unconditional love, watchdog services, and happy memories. Give Fido something to wag his tail about—a dog day party just for him on National Dog Day! Invite his favorite dog buddies and their families over for some furry friendly bonding with yummy treats and a game or three of “Fetch.”

National Dog Day Party Ideas

Make it a Community Event National Dog Day Party
Celebrate the community’s puppy power with a Dog Day Party at a local park. Welcome dogs and their 2-legged friends with a personalized firefighter dog banner. Invite local pet stores to sponsor doggy activities and information tables. Offer dog treat samples and decorate the National Dog Day party area with party pups printed latex balloons. Set up a paw power arch for a paw-fect photo op with dogs and friends. Ask people to donate to the Humane Society for a free photo. You might also feature local dog heroes who serve members of the community!

Tired of Politics? Host a National Debt Party!


Deliver a gold standard, national debt party and decorate with dollar sign, diamond bling standees!

Republicans want to keep taxes low. Democrats want to redistribute the wealth. Are you tired of this political landscape? Then host a fabulous National Debt Party! August 2, 2011 is the deadline for both parties to negotiate terms for raising the national debt limit. So, celebrate this unique country and its National Debt with a party. Maybe bringing your family and friends together for such an outrageous theme will ignite some grassroots solutions…

Summer Movie Night and Slumber Party Ideas


giant movie popcorn standee

Welcome your summer night movie guests to your event with a giant movie popcorn standee!

Escape with your friends to a fabulous summer movie night. You can make it a “girls’ night in” or have a family affair. Pick a movie that speaks to your desire for laughter, tears, or blood-pumping adventure. Make your summer movie night memorable with these ideas:

  • For a family summer movie night, create an outdoor theatre by projecting the entertainment onto the side of your house. Set out lawn chairs and invite your neighbors to join you for an evening movie and popcorn served in reusable popcorn plastic containers.
  • Before the movie begins, hold a short Trivia Quiz or play Summer Movie Bingo. Reward the top three winners with film-styled movie party favors.
  • For a more elegant summer movie night, host your event in Hollywood style—perfect for charity fundraisers and summer corporate events! Send out stylish movie night invitations and specify glitzy attire. Decorate your venue with red rope railing and lighted Hollywood reels. Invite guests to pose for a picture with a beautiful Marilyn Monroe red gown life-size standee!

Turn Your Summer Movie Night Into a Cozy Slumber Party With These Ideas!
Gather your friends for a summer movie night that ends with a sleepy slumber party. Order pizza and sip soda or wine in your jammies. Play a double movie feature and pass around snacks of caramel popcorn. More ideas include the following:

  • Choose a slumber party summer movie night theme for her Sweet 16 birthday celebration. Create fond memories for this special birthday with movie party supplies and decorations.
  • Little girls also love slumber party sleepovers! Pop in a favorite summer movie while the girls autograph a sleepover pillowcase.
  • Cherish the bride with a bachelorette slumber party and summer movie night. Instead of painting the town red, have a cozy night in and take time to relish your memories of friendship!
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