50th Anniversary Party Decorations

Cheerful 50th Anniversary Party Decorations

A 50th wedding anniversary is not only a celebration of a long and happy marriage, it is a celebration of life! An occasion as big as this needs to be celebrated properly. 50 years of marriage is a big accomplishment and this achievement deserves a beautiful and well-decorated party. In this article, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to take your 50th anniversary party decorations to the next level with unique and memorable decorations.  

Top 9 Best 50th Anniversary Party Decorations

Top 9 Best 50th Anniversary Party Decorations

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1. The Color Gold

50th wedding anniversaries are traditionally denoted with the color gold. The majority of parties incorporate gold in some manner, the color depicting a fruitful and prosperous relationship. If you would like your party to have traditional elements, incorporate accents of gold into your color scheme. For example, gold tablecloths, gold balloons, gold streamers, and even gold frosting on your cake, will leave your party glowing! If gold is not your preferred color but you appreciate its symbolism, you can pick a complementary color to go with it!

2. Wedding Memorabilia Decorations

Celebrate your wedding all over again by showcasing your wedding memorabilia. Display the wedding dress for your guests to admire. You can place your wedding photos into gold frames and use them as centerpieces. Decorate the walls with copies of your wedding invitations or other memories. Incorporate gold into all these ideas to keep with the tradition. This option is extremely personal and creates a sense of partnership between you and your guests. 

3. Violet Flowers

Top 9 Best 50th Anniversary Party Decorations

Violets are the flowers traditionally used to symbolize 50 years of marriage. They are a deep purple color and can make any boring party space vibrant and colorful. If you choose to use this flower, you could create garlands out of violets to hang around the room or place them in vases for your centerpieces. Additionally, you could incorporate candied violets in your dessert. Check your local florist for beautiful violet arrangements. 

4. Past v. Present

Photos truly say a thousand words and decorating your space with multiple memories from your marriage can make your party truly special. Focus on the time that has passed by decorating your 50th wedding anniversary with photos of you at the beginning of your marriage and some of you from the present. Create a digital photo book and project it onto a screen in chronological order of your life since marriage.  You could even create personalized photo placemats that your guests can take home!

5. Life-size Cut-outs

Make life-size cutouts of the couple during important points in their marriage (the wedding/honeymoon, the birth of a child, special trips, etc). This option is creative and comedic. If you choose to play games at your party, use the cutouts as prizes. If you choose to keep the cutouts for yourselves, they can be used as physical reminders of your lifelong commitment to one another. Check your local print shop if they can make such cut-outs!

6. Ice Carving

If you would like to have an extremely elegant party, ice sculptures are a lovely touch for any event. Certain experienced sculptures can carve nearly anything into a block of ice. Have one of your wedding memories carved for you and your guests to admire. Check your local ice sculptor for quotes on a sculpture.  

7. Gold Wine Bottle Centerpieces 

One way to make your anniversary really stand out is having great centerpieces for the tables. Spray paint old wine bottles gold and fill them with assortments of flowers or golden decorations. This is an innovative and reusable option for your party. P.S. these centerpieces could double as beautiful party favors!

8. Balloon Bouquets 

Top 9 Best 50th Anniversary Party Decorations

A good way to make your party space feel full and colorful is to put balloon bouquets around the room! Mix different colors of balloons into the same bouquet. Use gold and violet as well as other complementary colors. Also, certain party stores can blow up big gold 50 balloons. Check your local party supply store for arrangements ideas and quotes.

9. Deck the Halls

No matter what time of year it is, gold Christmas ornament bulbs are a classy way of bringing joy and cheer to your anniversary party. Hang gold ornaments all around the room to really emphasize the traditional 50th anniversary color of gold!


50 years of commitment is a huge achievement and creating a party space that impresses your guest and commemorates this success is not always easy. If you can fill your party space with some of these 50th anniversary party decorations your party will be memorable. However, no matter what color you choose or what centerpieces you decide on, 50 years of marriage deserves to be celebrated. We hope this article makes party planning for your 50th wedding anniversary a little less difficult!

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