50th Birthday Humor

Fifty isn't fifty without some 50th birthday humor! It's an age that just says poke fun and make me laugh!

My family is very big on humor on all occasion - a fiftieth is no except! The next victim on that list was mom - her big 5-0 was March 24, 2012.

In the end, the party and celebration was a success . Mom did get her share of 50th birthday humor sent her way - and she loved it!

What better way to give you ideas for some humor that to show examples from mom's big day.

Funny #1: The Card

50th Birthday Card

Now this card "looks" innocent and fairly simple to make. but its surprise 50th birthday humor is priceless!

I have a paper cutter machine that makes this super easy for me - but nonetheless - still easy to replicate. Your mom will not suspect anything, at least until it is opened.

This is actually a confetti card. Essentially when opened there is confetti EVERYWHERE (as my mom!)

50th Birthday Confetti Card

I gave my mom her card, but a note to remember is carefully hand it to the person. f you hand it too quickly or shake it too much you will end up losing some of your confetti and giving away the surprise.

I made this mistake, but even still she didn't expect that much of an explosion.

Now this little mechanism is what makes for the pop. The elastic helps to fling the confetti all over. It is fairly easy to make with a basic template, an elastic, tissue paper and some glue.

Come back soon and I'll have the step by step instructions up and ready for you. Until then just search for "confetti flinger".

Funny #2: Birthday Dinner

Birthday dinners are always fun, but they are made more fun by letting the wait staff know its someones birthday. Most places have some protocol for these events.

Back to my mom, as we walked into her favorite Chinese buffet, my brother, husband and I were told "Don't say anything to the waiter about it being my birthday!". Now of course the well behaved children we are we said "Of course not!".

As we were seated, prior to even ordering the drinks in unison from everyone at the table (except mom) was "it's her 50th birthday!" with fingers all pointed squarely on mom.

The protocol for that restaurant was to provide my mom with a flattering large sombrero looking hat, a little cupcake and 5-6 of the wait staff loudly singing "Happy Birthday".

Funny #3: The Surprise Party

I live a few hours from my mom, and for her birthday we decided we would visit. She expected a nice quiet day with my husband and I; as well as my brother and his girlfriend. She especially wanted it after the ordeal we put her through the night before at the Chinese buffet!

My mom offered to take my husband and I out to a local market in Toronto - which worked perfectly to get her out of the house.

While we were away my brother went to work, and the guests arrived. Mom had no clue! To even make it better, some of her friends called to wish her a Happy Birthday from her house and said "they wished they could be there".

Once I got the text giving us the green light we headed home. Mom was easily distracted by something on the front lawn (SEE FUNNY# #4) and walked in the house to possibly strangle my brother. Just as she was bee-lining it to him, SURPRISE! Out pop all her neighbors, closest friends and family. Surprises are always funny - her reaction to this 50th birthday humor was priceless.

Funny #4: The Lawn

Now as mentioned about there was a form of distraction on the lawn. I will note here, for mom's possibly reading this, that I had something along these lines on my front lawn when I turned sixteen!

50th Birthday Humor

Again, we did receive warning months in advance NOT to put anything on her lawn. We had fair warning - and of course we told her we just couldn't afford to do anything like that it's too expensive. (It's actually fairly decently priced, but shhh!).

We learned from mom that bright and early on March 24th she sneaked out to check the front lawn and with a sigh of relief went back to bed because she was safe - or so she thought!

The key to these lawn decorations as a 50th birthday humor item is the surprise factor. Do not put them up first thing in the morning, that's what is expected. What we did instead was while shopping through the market, my brother had the crew come in and set up this 50th birthday humorous prank.

The reaction again was priceless and those videos will definitely make it up here soon. The words "I'm going to @*$*% kill him" keep repeating in my head, and I'm sure my brother heard them a few (hundred) times within the first few minutes.

But mom was a good sport in the end and even posed for the camera

Funny #5: The Confetti Poppers

These are one of the greatest party inventions every. It is simply a can with a load of confetti in it and when you twist, BANG! Confetti is everywhere

So, on cue I was told to have the camera ready. We had mom immersed into deep conversation. My brother and uncle each came out armed - one behind and one on the other side. They both set the off at the same time and there was rainbow colored confetti everywhere! And mom's expression was yet another priceless one!

I figured rather than just sharing my mom's 50th birthday story, I would highlight all the 50th birthday humor we used so you can take it away to your party too!

Life is no fun if we pout about our age!

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