A 50th birthday banner is a great way to decorate for a 50th birthday party. A banner will label the party, set the theme, and can be used to help direct people to the party, or just let the world know it’s someone’s big five-o birthday by putting a fiftieth banner on their lawn or at work. A 50th birthday celebration calls for something extra special. This is a milestone birthday and much like a Sweet 16, an 18th birthday, or even a 40th birthday or 60th birthday, you want to make a big deal of this half-century mark.
The right party themes and 50th birthday party supplies can make all the difference when it comes to celebrating in style. And of these, 50th birthday banners are a top choice. You can buy them, or you can even make them yourself.
These are easy to make even on a tight budget and I can show you how to make the best birthday banners to suit your occasion and your party theme. Just grab some paper and markers and you have a banner in a matter of minutes! There is great value in making your own banner but if you don’t have the time or the skills to get crafty with it, you can also buy amazing banners and they won’t break the bank.
Or go out and buy the themed banners to match your theme. You can also order custom banners that put whatever you want on them. You can put the guest of honor’s name on the banner, or maybe you choose an inside joke, a quote the person is always saying, or something else that’s fun to celebrate on this big day. Your happy birthday banner is as special as the person you’re getting it for, so let’s look at some ways to choose the right one.
Choosing a 50th Birthday Banner
Once you’ve agreed that using a banner for the 50th birthday celebrations is a good idea, next on the list is to decide which type of banner to use. Maybe you could just use a banner with a witty saying about being 50. Or maybe you want a theme like “Cheers to 50 Years!”
Here are some examples of banners you can buy from Amazon:
Black & Gold Glittery Happy 50th Birthday Banner
This is a great 50th birthday banner that also comes with little extras like the poms in black, gold, and silver, and the swirly pieces you can hang up as well. I love that this is a full supply kit that allows you to transform your venue from an ordinary space to 50th birthday vibes with ease.
Large Happy 50th Birthday Decoration Banner
This is the perfect banner for outside your banner. It’s huge! No one will miss the party house or location when you put this large happy 50th birthday banner outside. It’s also in the traditional gold and black colors.
Happy Birthday Banner Backdrop
What I like the most about this banner is that it’s perfect for a photo booth or photo backdrop and it also works well behind the guest of honor’s table or behind the present table or cake table. It really sets the mood for the event and looks beautiful.
Extra Large Fabric Black Rose Gold Birthday Sign
This is another backdrop option but with a different color scheme. This pink and black happy 50th birthday banner backdrop is great for a “50 and fabulous” party theme or any party guest of honor who loves pink.
Happy Birthday Banner for 50th Birthday (Black Glitter)
This is simple but classic, and is perfect to hang on the walls, in archways and doorways, or really anywhere else you want to put it to help celebrate the big day.
When looking for a banner, you must make sure you have a nice big banner at the venue of the party. These are great 50th birthday party ideas to make sure the atmosphere is there. They can help liven up the place and also complete your party theme. From rose gold to traditional black and gold, to fun, bright colors and everything in between, there is a banner to suit your needs.
Banners aren’t just for setting the party theme. Also, these banners help when you are taking pictures. Have the banners in the background and people can look at the photos and just know that it’s from their 50th birthday. You can even use a large, wall-sized banner as a photo backdrop. Bring in some fun photo props like the ones from these kits below, and all of the guests can have fun taking their own photos from the big day.
Birthday Photo Booth Props Kit
These fun birthday props will have all of the party guests laughing and having a good time. Whether you have a professional photographer or encourage your guests to take their own fun photos, this will be a big hit. Set up a “photo booth” area and be sure to tell all the guests about it.
Photo Booth Funny Selfie Props
This one has silly glasses and mustaches and hats and is also a lot of fun. It works for a men’s party or a woman’s party and people of all ages can have fun with these photo props.
Gold Photo Booth Props – Fully Assembled, No DIY Required
Here’s another one with glasses and hats, but in the gold and black color theme that is traditional for a 50th birthday party. Your guests will love taking fun photos with these!
Funny Party Hats Photo Booth Props
And finally, here’s a set that’s a bit more random and silly. It has animals, costumes like cowboy and nurse, and more. You might even decide to buy more than one photo prop kit for your guests to enjoy.
Smaller 50th Birthday banners can be used to decorate the desk or lawn on the big day, too. Here are some examples of smaller ones, if you’re not looking to go all out with a large banner.
Happy 50th Birthday Banner Sign (Gold Glitter)
This banner is small, but still very bold and elegant. It’s in the classic gold and black colors and can be displayed anywhere in your party location or over the door that leads into the party room or venue.
50th Birthday Centerpieces
These are technically table decorations and not banners at all, but they can serve the same purpose if you need something to place on the tables, or if you’re not able to hang things on the walls in the venue you are using. These are some of my favorites because they are in the traditional gold and black colors for a 50th celebration. But there are many other colors and designs available as well.
Rose Gold 50th Birthday Honeycomb Table Centerpieces
The same as above, these are table toppers, but work in place of 50th birthday banners when you need something on your tables instead of on the walls. These are pretty pink and black and follow a “50 and fabulous” theme, and they also have free shipping with Amazon Prime.
General, Eye-Catching Banner Idea
Now, what if you want to make or design your own banner, rather than purchase one like I shared above? Here’s a concept idea for a simple banner to help celebrate the big day.
Interactive 50th Birthday Banner
How about something more interactive? Make sure everyone who passes the banner says HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Provide markers for signing.
Where to Find Possible Deals on Banners
Many places have banners just for 50th birthdays. eBay has a bunch… if you are not in a time crunch, it will save you money, compared to a local party shop! Another place to check is a local sign shop. Large, heavy banners are not too pricey if you only use a few colors. Then dress it up with your own custom add-ons, like stickers or photos.
Banners can be made with paint like the ones described above, or with other computer programs. Once designed, you just need a color printer and you are all set. From the funny 50th birthday messages to the serious and sincere, there is something for everyone and a lot of room to customize as you need.
Amazon, of course, has lots of options! Here are just a few:
- Gold Glitter Cheers to 50 Years Champagne Glasses Banner
- Large 50th Happy Birthday Outdoors Banner
- Fifty and Fabulous Backdrops Black and White Stripe Pink Paper Flower Banner
Another great way to create a banner on a budget is simply foam or presentation board and markers. This has always been my preferred method – cheap and also very thoughtful.
But there is always one thing that stumps a lot of people . . .
“What do I write on the banner??”
Check out all our birthday sayings for more 50th birthday party ideas to help make or buy your perfect 50th Birthday banners.
Make sure when you are picking out these banners you keep with your theme and always best to keep them simple. The more jazz and detail to them the harder it is to read what you are saying on the banner. Sometimes simpler is better. To jazz them up just add some streamers around them or some balloons, just always make sure the writing is clear so your message is delivered.
Here Are Some DIY Banner Ideas…
This one is pretty simple: All you need is a piece of a presentation board and a printer.
- From there you just have to decide what you want your banner to say.
- Print out the individual letters from your print – in black and white even to save on ink costs.
- Cut out the letters and decorate them with some markers.
- After that just glue them on your foam board and decorate the board and TADA!
You have yourself a nice homemade 50th birthday banner with very little cost to you… just a little time and a piece of bristol board!
Here’s another simple one: All you need is a birthday banner from the dollar store, tape, and two small sticks or dowels. This is one I used for my dad’s birthday. As he drove up to the campground I and my brother held the sign high and everyone started singing.
- Tape a dowel (or stick) to each side of the banner.
- Stick the dowels in the front lawn, or use them as handles to hold up a fun birthday sign.
This can serve dual purposes – a sign to wave around while you sing happy birthday, and once you’re down stick it in the lawn to let everyone know who’s just turned fifty! Now that you know all of this about choosing and purchasing (or making) a 50th birthday banner, which ideas do you think you will go with for your big celebration?