Cheers to 50 years! Whether you or a loved one is counting down to the big five-oh, it’s a big reason to celebrate. And below, we’re diving into ten of our favorite 50th birthday invitations to kick off the party.
Five decades is certainly nothing to scoff at, so you’ll want to start brainstorming tons of fun 50th birthday party ideas to weave in to the festivities. Practice your mixology skills and create a custom cocktail, share old photos from decades prior, or use the year you were born as a party theme.
However you choose to celebrate, we’re sure you’ll have a wonderful time. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows about the birthday bash — on to the invitations.
10 50th Birthday Invitations to Ring in the Next Half a Century
From luxe, black-tie-only invites to spunky, surprise birthday invitations, you’re sure to find an invite to match your vision. And while we certainly dialed into the “fifty” theme in this collection, remember that any birthday invitation from Greenvelope can be customized for your gathering.
There are hundreds of birthday card designs, all of which can be customized for a 50th with a few simple clicks. So, be sure to stroll — excuse us, scroll — around the various birthday design collections.
1. Golden 50 Invitation
Looking for a 50th birthday party invitation that makes a golden statement? This luxurious invite contains an all black backdrop with a large “50” written in gold across the front. The size of the zero is exaggerated, leaving enough room for you to write the details of the party. Personalize the invite with the date, time, and location of the big bash. Then let the countdown to the evening begin.
2. Fifty! Invitation
Straighten your bowties and don your best dress, because this invite suggests a party where you dress to impress. The stylish design is a wonderful fit for this milestone birthday, carrying a color palette of brilliant blue and gold. The word “fifty” is written out in block, serif font on the left, while the party details are laid out to the right. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with a cocktail party or an intimate dinner party, this invitation fits the evening.
3. 50th Celebration Invitation
If you’re planning a black-tie optional affair for your 50th birthday bash, you may want to take a peak at this invitation card. In this design, elegant black and white stripes alternate in the background while a gold rimmed circle holds center stage.
Within the circle, a shimmering gold “50th” reminds your guests that a major milestone is in need of celebration. And while you and your friends are certainly a few years older and wiser, let everyone know you’ll be partying like you’re still in your twenties.
4. Fabulous 50 Invitation
What better way to kick off the birthday celebration for a loved one than to throw a surprise 50th birthday party? This birthday party invite carries a dark, subdued color palette that brings an air of mystery to the evening.
Customize the text to let guests know the celebration is a lips-closed affair, and their utmost secrecy is the best birthday gift they can offer. Luckily for you, Greenvelope makes it easy to cover-up any surprise party evidence, as there are no address labels, envelopes, printed invites, or other clues.
5. Fifty and Fab Invitation
While some people want a formal, sit-down dinner for their fiftieth, you want nothing of the sort. Nope, for your celebration, you’re picturing one grand fiesta with all of your children, family, friends, and neighbors. This fabulous 50th birthday invitation is just the ticket, with bold, festive colors and metallic lettering. For party decorations, be sure to grab some string lights, stickers, balloons, and plenty of confetti to toss around.
6. Glam Glitter Corners
This regal invitation may be designed for a 30th birthday, but you can easily customize the text for an upcoming 50th, 60th, or even 70th birthday celebration. Featuring gold glitter corners and a luxe, black background, this 50th birthday invite has just the right amount of glam for the momentous occasion. Using Greenvelope’s easy customization tool, simply swap out a “3” for a “5,” add your event details, and you’re ready to party.
7. Party on Top Invitation
The top of this invitation features faux silver decor, while the lower half features a stark blue background, disclosing the date, time, and location of the party. Like your party, this invitation has a wonderful split between style and sophistication.
8. Milestone Balloon Invitation
Big milestones call for big balloons, don’t you think? Again, while this festive invitation comes pre-designed for a 60th birthday gathering, you can easily customize it for your 50th. Featuring black, gold, and pink balloons, it carries the right amount of pizzazz for your upcoming celebration. Fit for a casual gathering, such as a backyard BBQ or dinner at a friend’s house, it’s a warm, personal invite to bring all your loved ones together.
9. Watercolor Gift Boxes Invitation
Whether you’re celebrating your 40th birthday or your 50th, this gorgeous watercolor design is fit for any age. Created with black ink and blue and green paints, it’s a fun, youthful design for this milestone birthday.
Send this invite off to your neighbors, children, nieces, nephews, and other loved ones for an all-ages gathering, celebrating all stages of your life. But since there may be little ones present, take special care to separate the punch bowl from the more “adult” beverages, won’t you?
10. Shimmery Surprise Invitation
This classy black-gold design makes for another wonderful option for a surprise birthday party invitation. The background alternates between streaks of black and stripes of sparkling gold, creating a fun, twinkling effect. If you’re planning a sweet, secret surprise for your guest of honor, this elegant invitation could be a wonderful choice. Or if the beans have already been spilled, customize the text accordingly.
From All of us at Greenvelope, Have a Wonderful Birthday
You may not be dancing around like on your 21st birthday anymore, but rest assured your style, class, and taste in beverages have dramatically improved over the years.
And while you still maintain a few select friends from your high school and college days, you’ve made plenty of new ones too. Be sure they’re all with you to celebrate becoming 50 years young.
At Greenvelope, we understand how important it is to have everyone you know and love with you during life’s most special moments. That’s why we make it incredibly easy to get invitations designed and sent directly to your guests’ inboxes.
There’s no waiting for the mail currier, searching for a stamp, or wondering if your invite arrived on time. Plus, with our advanced guest tracking system, guests can RSVP directly from their inbox — making it easy for you to plan ahead.
Oh, and one last thing — from all of us at Greenvelope, happy birthday!