50th Birthday Party Supplies for a Fun Time

Make sure you have just the right 50th birthday party supplies for your big event to make this party unforgettable!

Always start with deciding your theme and your location. Once you have this information in hand you can decide what decorations you need and where to put them all.

Considering your theme as well as favorite colors - choose the color theme you would like to have.

If you are unsure of a theme you can check out the 50th birthday party themes we have to offer.

Here are some of the important party supplies you will need:


Decorations are important for any party! These give a great atmosphere and also when you're taking pictures its nice to have decorations in the background to give it a birthday feel.

See our page of 50th Birthday Decorations for a list of the must have decorations for any party, as well as some great ideas and creative ways to save money when buying decorations.

And when you're ready to shop for supplies, visit our 50th Birthday Party Store.

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50th Birthday Party Supplies: Favors and Party Games

When we were kids, favors were noisemakers and "loot bags" but who said only kids can have party favors! These are a great thing to buy when you are shopping for your 50th birthday party supplies.

Loot bags are not just for kids, and we have a great page full of ideas for 50th Birthday Party Favors.

The best way to make sure its a memorable party is to give each guest something at the end of the party to commemorate the special day.

You can also give small prizes to winners of your party games.  You didn't forget about the games did you?  Some people think games are a bit silly, but they always get a laugh even if they are on the goofy side. 

Remember when being goofy was so much fun?  Visit our party games page for ideas and then check out the party store.

Party Food and Drinks

No party is complete with out a large variety of food and drinks! Add this to your 50th birthday party supplies list.

A lot of parties are remembered for having either really good food or really bad food. What you serve at your party is something most people will remember (especially if its bad).

Go with your theme, if you can get food to match it. Otherwise just keep it simple. If your party is in the evening be sure to have a nice supper (followed by cake of course!) if your having an afternoon party have a simple lunch. Also keep in mind the number of people that will be attending and think of foods that are easy in bulk!

Here's some great ideas for meals to serve if you're planning a casual 50th birthday party:

  • Have a BBQ and serve hot dogs and hamburgers, with fries and salads.
  • Be creative and have breakfast for supper (bust out the bacon and eggs!)
  • Have a potluck with the party - gives everyone a chance to get involved and be creative
  • If a big meal is not important, have an array of finger foods, like meat trays, cheese trays, shrimp, dips, etc.

Once you decide what kind of food you want to serve you can add it to your 50th birthday supplies shopping list.

Be creative, and just keep it simple. People are here to celebrate and socialize, not just spend a few hours on course after course of food. And the less work you plan for yourself, the better you'll feel for joining in the celebrations.

Don't forget it's always a bonus to have something out to snack on through out the party - like chips, candies, etc.

For drinks, to save on your budget its best not to provide the alcohol! It's not a bad thing to make the party a B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Booze). For non-alcoholic drinks keep a good stock of pop and juice available throughout the party. These are not only good to drink but if your guests do bring their own alcohol they can use these beverages to mix with it.

A good thing to add to your shopping list is also paper plates, cutlery and cups. This saves you on your clean up afterwards!


Take a look at your budget, do you want to hire a professional DJ? This is usually a good option if it is a large party and you expect people to want to dance.

If you are having a smaller party or not wanting to focus your party of dancing a DJ is not usually needed.

For music, just sit down at your computer and make a bunch of mixed CD's and label them by genre - make one with dance music, rock music, etc depending on what styles of music suit your taste.

This is a good way to save some on your 50th birthday party supplies cost.

This way if they are mixed CD's you can easily just stick one in and when its done change it to the next.

No need to spend a lot of your time in front of the stereo.

An even easier option, if its available, is to attach an MP3 player full of music to the stereo and let it shuffle through the music - it will act likes its own DJ with no cost to you!

Don't forget to make a list of your 50th birthday party supplies to guarantee you don't forget anything!

We've also found that a supply check-list is very helpful in making sure nothing is forgotten. Feel free to print out our FREE 50th Birthday Party Supplies List!

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