ok, wasnt sure where to put this thread so sorry if i got it wrong ...
im helping my mum plan a 50th birthday party for her friend ... it will be in a chinese restaurant - with about 30women present! it needs to be different -
i need ideas for a theme, how i can sort of decorate the table to make it look different and unique (but pretty) and also need some ideas on what we can give the guests ...
i will rep ... ! please help me!
Pick a colour scheme - something simple tends to work best - and do everything based on that, so the table is decorated in those colours, and the party bags are in the same colours, and so on. You could have the bags sort of like crackers, with party hats and jokes (maybe age-related ones, unless the birthday girl might take offence!) and then a gift or two, like a couple of posh chocolates and a lipstick or something. I think the necklace idea is quite sweet as well.
cant do a colour scheme ... theyve been done too much! this is why this is really difficult! these women have nothing better to do than plan and go to parties ... but my mum works so has asked me to plan it all ... since im on hol! the lipstick thing wont work ... its gtta be something totally diff! thanks for the ideas so far ... much appreciated!
Think about what your mum's friend likes, and plan something around that - like one of my friends had a Moulin Rouge party a while ago (that's a bit overdone now, though). If all the women are around the same age, then maybe theme it around when they were young... *does hasty calculations* so have stuff from the 70s, like music, and ask everyone to dress 70s-style.
And dodgy 50's music, replace all menus with the "AXA sunlife guarantee" leaflets
Actually, seeing as 50th wedding anniversary is the Golden Anniversary, why not decorate everything gold, and give guests, little gold coloured photo frames and a disposable camera (you can get them in pound shops so it won't cost loads!) so they can take some good pics and put it in the frame?