Special 50th Birthday Party Ideas for a most special occasion
Those of us who have reached this milestone, already know the feeling of being torn between wanting to mark the occasion... and not wanting to acknowledge it out loud....
GET A GRIP!
This is a badge of honor! A rite of passage! This is a time in life when you can really be yourself and not care what anyone thinks about you.
I say CELEBRATE! After all, 60 is right around the corner!
Over-the-hill themes would seem the way to go, but we all know that 50 is not even near the top of the hill! Take it easy on the jokes and gags about gray hair, stiff joints and memory lapse. That's not everybody's story!
These 50th Birthday Party Menu Ideas won't turn back the clock but they will help create a "best birthday ever" memory for you and your guests
Nothing too fancy here, simple ingredients with big flavor---enough food to impress a large crowd. Serve with red wine or beer
Mixed Salad Greens with Garlic Vinaigrette
These flavors may put you in a tropical mood. Start off this 50th birthday party feast with pineapple punch or other tropical drinks
Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp
Serve with crackers, flatbreads, breadsticks
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Buttery Grilled Bananas and Pineapple
Butter Lettuce and Radish Salad
Pistachio Ice Cream or Orange Sherbet
3/4 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
3 tablespoons grainy mustard
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
10 scallions, including green tops, sliced thinly
In a medium bowl, whisk the lime juice with the mustard, sugar and salt. Add the oil slowly, whisking. Stir in the basil and scallions right before serving
Makes about 1 cup
New Orleans Party
Creole Boiled Shrimp
Roast Beef Po-Boys
Prepare a roast beef, slice thinly and serve on French bread rolls with mayo, pickles and shredded lettuce
Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Use your favorite salad greens instead of spinach
Ice Cream with Praline Sauce
Easy Southwestern Style
Turn this lunch or dinner into a brunch by substituting a breakfast casserole for the enchiladas. Add Spanish rice (mix) with peas for an even heartier meal
Salsa and Tortilla Chips
Easy B-Day Lunch
Soup, sandwiches and salad--good for last minute surprise gatherings. Serve with mineral water, juices, smoothies or milk shakes and coffee.
Chicken Pecan Sandwiches
Also serve as full sandwiches
Purchased Cookies or Cake
Grilled Surf and Turf for the Big 5-0
Celebrate the big day outdoors. Start the night with chilled white wine or of course, champagne. And don't forget to check out these tips on preparing lobster tails.
Lime Sorbet and Crisp Cookies