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Ideas for a Surprise 50th Birthday Party

Hey, you! Yes, you, who’s there thinking about how to celebrate that special person’s 50th birthday in your life. Look no further, because here at DESPIDALIA, specialists in birthday parties in Barcelona, we have the most original and fun ideas to make that party a real blast. Hold on tight, here we go!

Things to Consider When Organizing a Surprise Birthday Party

Before we get down to business, it’s important to keep in mind some key points to ensure that everything goes smoothly. We don’t want the surprise to turn into a disappointment!

  1. Know the person well: We’re all different, so make sure the idea you choose is to the birthday person’s liking. We don’t want long faces on their special day!
  2. Invite loved ones: Make sure no important person is missing for the honoree. The more people, the more fun!
  3. Organize a WhatsApp group: Once you have everyone in the group, suggest ideas to the participants so that together you can make a great plan. If you want to organize it on your own without assistance, use the group for logistics, information, or any questions the participants may have about the 50th birthday.
  4. Keep it a secret: There’s no surprise if they find out beforehand, so be discreet and ask the guests to do the same.
  5. Prepare logistics: Make reservations in advance, organize transportation, and don’t forget to consider any possible restrictions or food allergies.

Fun Ideas for a 50th Birthday

Now we’re talking! Let’s go for those cool ideas to celebrate a surprise 50th birthday.

Rent a Sailboat or Catamaran Party

Ahoy, matey! How about a day of sea and sun on a sailboat or catamaran? Enjoy a unique experience with your friends, toasting with cava and tasting delicious appetizers while sailing along the coast of Barcelona. All aboard for this boat party in Barcelona! This fantastic plan is perfect for the summer season, and depending on the number of attendees, the type of boat and the cost of this 50th birthday celebration can vary considerably.

Hire a Comedian, Fake Waiter, or Comedy Showman

Laughs guaranteed! Surprise the birthday person with a comedy show, whether it’s a comedian, a fake waiter, or a showman. You’ll laugh out loud, and it will make the event unforgettable.

The fake waiter will blend in as just another waiter during the meal or dinner and cause chaos. If you hire a fake waiter for a birthday party, don’t let anyone know in advance that this show will be hired; say it’s a surprise after the meal or dinner. This way, you can laugh not only at the birthday person but also at the other guests.

The comedian takes it to another level, Maribel! The idea would be a personalized monologue where they will have prepared the monologue with you, including tips and anecdotes about the honoree. It’s ideal to do it after the meal, dinner, and you can even request it to be delivered to your home. Check out the dinners with comedy shows in Barcelona we have to offer.

Organize a Barcelona City Treasure Hunt

The city becomes your game board! Organize a treasure hunt in Barcelona and discover its most unusual corners while overcoming fun challenges and solving puzzles. An adventure you won’t forget! We have many proposals such as the escape room treasure hunt, Montjuïc, Barcino, Pirate, SWAT, CSI-Cluedo, or pub crawl. Many scavenger hunts tailored to the birthday person’s taste.

Organize a Dinner or Meal with a Drag Queen Show

Ready for a fabulous experience? Enjoy a dinner or meal with a Drag Queen show that will leave you speechless. Glamour, fun, and lots of excitement in this proposal! If you want, we can take care of everything, or if you have a favorite place to go for a surprise party, the Drag Queen will show up to create an unforgettable experience.

A 50th Birthday Full of Karaoke Fun

Unleash the artist within you! Gather your friends and family to sing their hearts out at a karaoke session. It doesn’t matter if you can’t sing; the important thing is to enjoy and have a great time. At the karaoke, you can have a few drinks with everyone and sing without any shame. It’s a classic choice for a 50th birthday party.

Ideas for Celebrating a 50th Birthday at Home

If you prefer something more homely and comfortable, or if you don’t want to spend too much money on a 50th birthday celebration, no problem! Here are some great ideas to organize a surprise party at home.

Gin and Tonic, Mojito, or Cocktail Class at Home

Turn your home into an authentic cocktail bar. Hire a mojito class, gin and tonic or cocktail class at home, and learn how to make your own mixes. It will be fun, you’ll learn how to prepare cocktails, and you can enjoy them too. Toasting to the birthday person has never been so much fun!

Arrange a Sex Toy Party

Turn up the heat at the party! A Sex Toy party is an original and fun proposal where you’ll discover the spiciest products on the market in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. Break taboos and have a great time! This plan is ideal for couples of this age or a group of women.

Laugh Together with a Home or Outdoor Laughter Therapy Class

Laughter is the best medicine! Organize a laughter therapy class and unleash laughter at the birthday party. A laughter therapist will teach you techniques to burst into laughter and enjoy the benefits of this practice. Guaranteed fun!

Throw a Themed Party at Home

Who doesn’t love themed parties? Choose a theme that the birthday person is passionate about and decorate the house accordingly. Ask the guests to come in costumes and enjoy an evening filled with laughter and memorable photos. Here are some theme ideas for home birthday parties:

  • 70s theme: Set the party ambiance with decorations, music, and costumes that represent the era when the birthday person was a teenager.
  • Star-themed party: Invite guests to dress up as celebrities or famous characters that the birthday person admires.
  • Movie night: Screen the birthday person’s favorite movies or TV series and organize a special screening with popcorn and refreshments.
  • Karaoke and dance party: Rent a karaoke machine and create a playlist with songs that are meaningful to the birthday person.
  • Wine and cheese tasting: Organize a wine and cheese tasting from different regions and share anecdotes about the birthday person.
  • Costume party: Choose a costume theme, such as superheroes or movie characters, and organize a costume contest.
  • Game night: Prepare a selection of classic board games and organize tournaments among the guests.
  • Memory gallery: Gather photos and meaningful objects from the birthday person’s life and create an exhibition for guests to enjoy.
  • Talent show: Invite guests to prepare special performances in honor of the birthday person, such as comedy acts, dance routines, or musical numbers.
  • Travel-themed party: Decorate the space with elements representing dream destinations or places visited by the birthday person and offer typical foods from those locations.
  • Sushi and cocktail party: Hire a sushi chef and a bartender to prepare delicious sushi and personalized cocktails at the event.
  • Surprise serenade: Coordinate a serenade with live musicians playing the birthday person’s favorite songs.
  • Time capsule: Encourage attendees to bring objects or messages to include in a time capsule that will be opened on a future birthday.
  • Sports party: Organize a sports-themed day with activities and competitions related to the birthday person’s favorite sports.
  • Personalized trivia night: Prepare a trivia game with questions about the birthday person’s life, preferences, and anecdotes.
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Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
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