My Husband's 50th Birthday Party

by E. Annette Forsythe
(Dickinson, TX)

When my husband turned 50, we did the funeral theme...death of his youth. We had the RIP tombstone cake and the traditional gag gifts.

The one thing that made this party unique was the casket that we constructed out of plywood. I hot glued a white satin material inside to look like a casket liner and we placed the 'coffin' on the counter and put the dishes of food inside to serve as the buffet.

We place flowers and a blown-up pic of my husband (from the early years) at the head of the coffin.

He thought it was a hilarious touch to the evening.

Comments for My Husband's 50th Birthday Party

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 20, 2011
Twist on your theme
by: Anonymous

I'm holding a funeral themed house party for my 20th as I will be mourning my teengae years, love your ideas, cheers x

Sep 25, 2009
Love the theme
by: Nicole

I wanted to respond to Anonymous. I think you might need a funeral for your since of humor. Lighten up, life is to short to write silly things like that. Didn't your mother ever tell you, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?
I love this idea. It sounds like you enjoyed yourself. I will be attending a 50th Funeral Themed party in Oct. Can't wait! My sister is really going all out.
Take Care

Sep 25, 2009
I love it.
by: Amanda

I am just responding to the first comment. I think you need a funeral for your since of humor. Didn't your mother ever tell you, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
I love the Funeral theme idea and will be attending one in Oct. for a 50th birthday.

Sep 20, 2009
Not such a good idea
by: Anonymous

If my children threw a funeral party for my 50t Birthday, I would be mortified to say the least. Life at 50, in my opinion, is the beginning, not the end of "my youth".
A Coffin buffet setting, not on YOUR life!

Apr 16, 2009
This is great!
by: Samantha

I'm throwing a 50th bday party for my mom and want to do a funeral theme. We actually have a friend that owns a funeral home and we may be able to borrow an old coffin from him. Did you have any other ideas that worked well? I like the coffin buffet idea.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Coolest Party Photos Contest.



Visit Our Other

    Subscribe to Our Blog
  • RSS
  • Googleplus
  • Yahoo
  • My MSN
  • Bloglines

Prepare for Upcoming Holidays

Mardi Gras Costume Party

Take a trip to Mardi Gras for an unforgettable twist on this sensational party theme!

Read the Mardi Gras Party Tips HERE...



Party Ideas Just Added

Halo Birthday Party

Ok Gamers this is for you!! Beki has a gamer chic in her house who is all about Halo which led to her 13th birthday party idea (this could work for boys too). Super creative!

Read Her Story HERE...




What is your coolest Facebook party idea? How to throw the coolest wakiest and most amusing theme party on Facebook? Let's discuss here.



Fun Dinner Parties Made Simple

Fun Dinner Parties Make Simple

The folks at Dinner Parties Make Simple are experts, and when it comes to helping the uninformed to host fun dinner parties they're worth their weight in gold!

Read My Review HERE...


Popular Articles

Printable Party Games How-to

Digital Photo Tips for Party



FREE Party Tips


"Mastering All The Exciting, Fun and Innovative Ways to Make Sure Your Party A Huge Success!"

Enter Your Email

Your First Name

We guarantee we will never sell or give your name and email address to anyone.