14 Memorable 50th Birthday Party Ideas for Men (2024)

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Looking for memorable 50th birthday party ideas for men to show him how much you care? At Peerspace, we get it! A 50th birthday is a huge milestone event, yet creating a picture-perfect party is challenging. And now more than ever, celebrating our loved ones and resolidifying bonds is what it’s all about.

So why not make this one particularly special by throwing him a party he’ll remember for the next 50 years? If you’re short on ideas, not to worry – we have you covered with our exciting, thoughtful ideas below!

Besides a few excellent birthday party ideas, you also need a sensational birthday party venue. Luckily, Peerspace has you covered there, too! As the largest online marketplace for hourly rental venues, you can book the perfect venue to suit the birthday boy and not break the bank in the process. We have thousands of stylish, pristine, and private venues in cities across North America and beyond. We’ll even introduce you to a few stunning birthday-perfect venue options below.

So what are you waiting for? Check us out today and book a thrilling setting that lets you enjoy these memorable 50th birthday party ideas for men on their big day.

1. Book a celebration venue with ease on Peerspace and change your scenery

GLASSHAUS: Massive Greenpoint Condo and Garden
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A birthday bash is much more memorable and livelier in a new, gorgeous setting. And that’s exactly what’s needed for the big 5-0, right? This is where Peerspace shines, offering you access to hidden gem venues across the globe.

Peerspace venues run the gamut from mansions to photography studios to private art galleries and beyond, with spaces packed with features and style that make any occasion that much more special.

So what types of venues on Peerspace are ideal for 50th birthday party ideas for men?

Here are some of our favorites:

  • GLASSHAUS: a massive Greenpoint condo and garden in New York, NY (pictured above) with room for 25 guests, a chef’s kitchen, a billiard room, and a spacious garden with seating and a grill.
  • This cider bar in Austin, TX for the hard cider-lover, with room for 60 guests, an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, indoor and outdoor seating, a sound system, and snacks.
  • This beautiful wine bar and art gallery in London, UK with room for 50 guests, indoor and outdoor space, A/V equipment, outside catering welcomed, and no minimum spending requirement.
  • This spacious downtown event venue in Portland, OR with space for 120 guests, an open layout, a sound system, seating, and clean-up services.
  • This unique downtown container bar in Chicago, IL with room for 125 guests, a basketball court, a golf simulator, a massive LED wall, a kitchen, and bartender services.
  • This bright downtown art gallery in Atlanta, GA with space for 250 guests, a large-screen TV, speakers, an outdoor space, and add-ons like bartender service and tables and chairs.

As you can see, there are lots of fun and thoughtful options for 50th-birthday events! And when booking venues through Peerspace, you can communicate directly with the space’s host to coordinate logistics. If the venue you’re eyeing doesn’t have all the furniture or other gear you might need, reach out to the host to see how they can help. It’s their goal to ensure your party comes together perfectly and can often help you secure catering, entertainment, furnishings, and more.

Peerspace is more than a venue booking platform. It can help you throw epic milestone birthdays without breaking a sweat!

2. Take him on a racecar driving experience

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Fifty, as they say, is the age at the crest of the hill. He’s not quite over the hill – yet. Rather, he’s in the perfect chronological position to relive his youth while looking forward to a wise and healthy future. Celebrate the exhilarating pinnacle by enjoying a racecar driving experience together and possibly invite some of his hot-rodding friends.

These racecar rental facilities are available at tracks all over the U.S., and some even offer the use of extremely high-end vehicles. It’s a 50th birthday party idea that he won’t soon forget. 

Not sure how to go about booking out a racetrack for the big day? No worries; we can help! Peerspace even has racetracks you can rent by the hour that are easy to book through our platform. For instance, you can book this Entire Motorsports Park (pictured above) in Riverside, California, and party with 500 of his closest friends!

3. Throw an over-the-hill surprise party

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Love the idea of throwing him a one-of-a-kind surprise birthday party? Then why not rent an event venue through Peerspace and secretly guide your guy to the venue on the appointed day? Only you will know that a handful of his closest friends and family are waiting inside to surprise him!

It’s sure to be a memorable get-together for the guests and the birthday boy alike. This is one of those 50th birthday party ideas for men that he will never forget. Be sure to have his favorite food and drinks on hand, and play his favorite tunes with a playlist you curate in advance.

Discover more of our awesome surprise birthday party ideas here!

4. Enjoy a special dinner out at his favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!) eatery

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Is the birthday boy a big-time foodie? Great! Secure a reservation at his very favorite restaurant of all time, or one that he’s always wanted to try. Remember, a special dinner doesn’t have to mean it’s expensive.

His version of perfect 50th birthday party ideas for men could involve eating at a vintage-inspired diner or living it up at a high-end Japanese restaurant. It’s putting the thought into selecting the eatery that will make this a memorable party for him – that and the folks who join in the feast.

To check out all your options fast and easy, use Peerspace and rent a local restaurant with delicious food and drinks and an amazing ambiance! You may be able to book the whole restaurant if you want to celebrate with all of his friends or simply a private dining room if you prefer to keep things intimate.

5. Attend a coveted sporting event

'70s tennis club and desert lodge in Anza-Borrego los angeles rental
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Not to overgeneralize, but it’s safe to say that most 50-year-old dudes are passionate about one sport or another – if not several. If there’s a home game he’d love to catch, reach out to his buddies, and buy some fantastic box seats. And if there’s an away game, it’s a perfect excuse to take him on a mini-vacation to wherever his team is playing.

You can also book a Peerspace venue that has its own sports court on-site, so your guy can be reminded he’s still major league awesome while playing on a private court. We especially love this pristine professional-grade tennis court in Santa Clara, CA, and this industrial gym with a basketball court in Decatur, GA.

6. Head out to nature by taking the crew camping

Rustic Alpine Cabin
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Does the guest of honor love spending time outdoors? Then plan a camping birthday party, complete with hiking and fishing and whatever other outdoorsy activities the birthday boy enjoys. This makes for memorable 50th birthday party ideas for men who like to rough it outdoors while spending time with loved ones. Undoubtedly, the trip will be one for the ages.

Make the planning easy by booking a cozy cabin through Peerspace to get the party started. For instance, all of our friends out in New South Wales, Australia can book this rustic alpine cabin in Hampton. It comprises two cabins set on 30 acres of bush overlooking the Megalong Valley. It’s a beautiful and private space that lets you rough it while still having access to a private cabin.

7. Take him to a taproom and remind him that 50 is brew-tiful

Elegant downtown brewery & café in toronto
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Cheesy?

Maybe.

But renting out his favorite brewery and throwing a private party just for him will become a cherished – if fuzzy – 50th birthday. Perhaps the brewmaster will provide the party with a tour of the facility to add some more effervescence.

Search Peerspace for awesome breweries near you so that you know you can rent a brewery space for your party with just a click of a button. Many offer private tasting events and customizable food menus which can complete this delicious adventure.

For example, this elegant downtown brewery in Toronto, ON has a gourmet sandwich shop in-house as well as artisanal beers, wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks galore. It’s the perfect setting for all of your 50th birthday party ideas for men who love craft beer and good times.

A Peerspace user who booked their event here shared the following review: “I was so happy with everything. The space is so cute CLEAN, and everything that we needed! Thank you all so much for the space and helping making my husband surprise birthday even more amazing. Will be booking again!! 100000/10 would recommend.”

8. Host a throwback party that takes him back to the 70s

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Want him to enjoy a truly personalized birthday experience? Then center his 50th birthday party around the year of his birth — in this case, 1974. To get started on menu-making, check out this article that details the most iconic party dishes from the 1970s. Heads-up: there is a lot of cheese going on! Hopefully, your guy likes his dairy! And if not, you probably already know that there are plenty of tasty dairy-free cheese substitutes.

Aside from the food, check out these 1974’s top songs and décor trends to theme the event accordingly. Between the decor, the menu, and the playlist, the birthday boy will be thrilled! It’s a sweet and thoughtful gesture that will make his 50th birthday party especially memorable.

Sure, you can decorate your house or his … or you can book an already groovy 70s-inspired venue through Peerspace! If you love the idea of our number 8 suggestion but don’t feel like redecorating your personal space for a 50th birthday party, do the next best thing (or maybe the best thing!) and book a Peerspace party venue that comes pre-decorated and ready to host your party!

For instance, we loved this That 70s pad groovy vintage time capsule in Scottsdale, AZ thanks to its effortlessly 70s style. You can find dozens of event spaces just like this in cities across the globe by using Peerspace and using keywords like “70s” and “retro” during your search.

Love this idea? Then plan it to the max by using our retro 70s party ideas guide!

9. Host a movie night in a very cool setting

northridge valley home with amazing yard
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If he’s turning 50, there’s a good chance that he spent at least part of his youth at a drive-in movie theater.

Here’s an idea for a memorable birthday party: recreate those nights by sourcing a wall or screen upon which to project a double feature of his favorite films. Serve him and the other guests popcorn and whatever other historic drive-in theater foods he would fancy. Set it up so folks can watch from their cars or spread some blankets around, picnic-style, for guests to curl up on.

Are you located anywhere near Los Angeles, CA? Then consider renting this beautiful Valley home with an amazing yard on Peerspace! The interior boasts a charming MCM ambiance, while the backyard has an outdoor lounge and a large screen projector for playing all of his favorite movies.

Guys turning 50 in 2024 may appreciate a screening of one or two popular movies from his birth year of 1974, like Blazing Saddles, Chinatown, and The Godfather Part II.

10. Treat him like the rockstar he is with a trip to Vegas, baby

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If there’s one birthday in life when he should live it up, it’s his 50th. What better time to head to Las Vegas to party like a rock star? Together, he and his friends can eat at the finest restaurants, drink some scotch, see shows, and play cards.

Vegas is one of the world’s finest playgrounds, but it’s easy to make 50th birthday party ideas for men like this feel like it’s just for him. Be sure to book an appropriate Vegas event venue through Peerspace so your guy can have some off-Strip bonding time with his buds.

For instance, they can make like the Rat Pack and party it up at this iconic Art Deco Miami-style house that’s five minutes from the Strip and boasts a resort-style pool, a private movie theater, and golf course views.

Heading to Sin City for the big 5-0? Then you also need to see our fun Las Vegas birthday ideas!

11. Organize a fun and man-friendly makeover

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Here’s an idea for a man’s 50th that might seem counterintuitive at first. Get all his friends together and head out for a makeover party. Sounds silly? Read on. Men like new clothes, especially getting fitted for a new suit and buying new shoes. Men like spa days, haircuts, massages, and being pampered in general.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this kind of treatment is or should be reserved for only one sector of the population. His 50th birthday pampering party will be incredibly memorable when he emerges from his chrysalis as a whole new man.

12. Reminisce to help him feel extra loved

dining patio with stage
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Upon turning 50, many people feel a little deflated or even defeated. Here’s an idea about how to help them overcome that. Throw him a party, inviting all the folks he’s known the longest. Arrange beforehand for them to bring either a photograph (digital is fine) or an object, song, or other memorabilia that reminds them of him. Together, you can chronicle his life story using these memories.

At the party itself, guests might perform using these memories or give speeches starting with his birth and going right up to the present. This powerful and poignant 50th birthday party idea will remind him just how many people care for him and why.

13. Plan the perfect party for the car enthusiast

Industrial Urban Event Space with New & Vintage Cars
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No man in the world would turn down the gift of a road trip for his 50th birthday, particularly if his friends and family joined and if he was in a special vehicle for the mobile extravaganza.

One idea is to rent a convertible and pack four friends and their stuff for a weekend cruise. Alternatively, rent an RV or motorcycle, and do the same. You can also book a unique birthday party venue through Peerspace and keep the theme going while staying off-road.

For example, our friends in the LA area may want to book time at this industrial urban event space with new and vintage cars. It’s a 12,000-square-foot refurbed warehouse that includes luxury cars, lounges, a foosball table, a pool table, and graffitied walls for a totally fun and one-of-a-kind 50th birthday for the car lover in your life.

14. Make it memorable with a birthday party photoshoot!

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Like our makeover idea, this one may sound unusual at first. But trust us, it’s the perfect party idea for milestone birthdays!

Start by renting a Peerspace photoshoot space that has pro-level equipment for perfect birthday portraits. One option we love is this photography studio in East London with professional lighting, backdrops, and a dressing area for getting suited up.

Check out this rave review from a Peerspace user who booked their shoot here: “This was the best photo studio space I have rented. Was happy with everything about it: the equipment; the staff support; the accurate description of the space on the app. I’ll be renting it again. Highest recommendation.”

For readers on the U.S. West Coast, check out this light and character-filled downtown photo studio in Tacoma, WA. It’s a natural light studio with a rustic white brick wall and minimal furniture, perfect for getting perfect birthday portraits in a low-key, professional setting.

“Great experience, great communication,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “I’ve already booked another session.”

Be sure to also consult our resource articles to discover the best event photographer near you. The photographer will take pictures of the birthday guy and all his friends posing together and having a blast in general.

Not only will incredible memories be made, but he’ll be gifted with pictures that serve as the ultimate birthday gift.

Check out our 50th birthday photoshoot ideas to bring his photoshoot to life!

50th birthday party ideas for men are better with Peerspace

50th Birthday Photoshoot Ideas
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No matter what the special man in your life likes, you can book him a sensational birthday party venue through Peerspace that makes it easy to show him how special he is. From lounges and penthouses to cabins and racetracks, the perfect space for your party is only a quick search away.

And remember, you can rely on your venue’s local host if you need a hand with any aspect of the party planning. Peerspace makes it easy to handle the most crucial aspects of throwing a milestone birthday with just a single booking!

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