As a professional birthday party planner, we at Verena Krenn Events pride ourselves on crafting memorable experiences tailored to our clients’ wildest dreams. Recently, we had the privilege of organizing an extraordinary 50th birthday celebration for Alex, a true party enthusiast. The event spanned three days, with 150 guests reveling in the motto “Alex ROCK 50.” Here’s a recap of this unforgettable weekend, along with some tips for planning your epic celebration.

Alex’s 50th

Welcome Evening – The Perfect Kickoff

The festivities began with a welcoming evening designed to set the tone for the weekend. Guests were greeted with a sumptuous buffet, offering a variety of delectable dishes that catered to all tastes. As they dined, walking musicians roamed the venue, serenading the crowd with lively tunes. The highlight of the evening was a performance by a talented local band, whose music had everyone tapping their feet and singing along.


For a seamless and engaging welcome evening, consider incorporating live music that can move with the guests. Walking musicians add a dynamic element to the event, keeping energy levels high and ensuring everyone feels entertained.

The Big Birthday Bash – An Epic Night to Remember

Day two was the main event – Alex’s big birthday party. We transformed a local restaurant into a concert hall, complete with a stage and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The evening began with beats on the terrace, where a DJ spun an eclectic mix of tunes that had guests dancing under the stars.

The highlight of the night was the surprise headliner: the legendary band Foreigner. The energy was electric, with guests partying into the early hours. At one point, a guest was so caught up in the excitement that they jumped on stage, adding to the night’s unforgettable moments. Foreigner’s performance was legendary, leaving everyone in awe.


When planning a big party, decide on a big surprise show. Whether it’s a famous band like Foreigner, show artists, or even a dazzling fireworks display, a major surprise element will excite your guests and, of course, yourself.

Brunch – A Perfect Finale

The final day was a relaxing yet celebratory brunch, featuring traditional music that provided a perfect backdrop for guests to unwind and reminisce about the past two days. The brunch offered an array of classic breakfast and lunch dishes, allowing everyone to enjoy their favorite comfort foods.


Conclude your multi-day celebration with a more laid-back event. A brunch with live music offers a chance for guests to recover and reflect while still enjoying each other’s company. Make sure to provide a variety of food options to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences.


Theme Consistency

Stick to a cohesive theme throughout the event. For Alex’s 50th, “Alex’s Fabulous 50” was the thread that tied everything together, from the music to the decor.

Entertainment Variety

Keep your guests engaged with a mix of entertainment options. Combining DJs, live bands, and walking musicians ensures there’s something for everyone.

Surprise Elements

Incorporate unexpected elements like a surprise headliner to create buzz and excitement.

Space Transformation

Don’t be afraid to reimagine your venue. Transforming a restaurant into a concert hall added an element of surprise and delight.

Balanced Schedule

Balance high-energy events with more relaxed gatherings to cater to all guests and ensure everyone leaves with great memories.

FAQ’S from your Birthday Party Planner

How far in advance should I start planning a milstone birthday party?

It’s a great idea to start planning 10-12 months ahead, especially if you want to include surprise acts. Booking a famous band or show artists often requires negotiating contracts, which can take a lot of time. This advance planning ensures you can secure your ideal venue and entertainment, making sure every detail is perfect for your big day.

I have a unique theme in mind for my party. How can I make it come to life?

Bringing a unique theme to life starts with a clear vision. Create a mood board with colors, decorations, and elements that inspire you. Share this with your party planner, and they can help turn your vision into reality, from custom invitations to themed decor and entertainment.

What types of entertainment should I consider for my party?

Think about what will excite and engage your guests. Options include live bands, DJs, show artists, or even a surprise act like a famous band or a fireworks display. Consider the vibe you want and choose entertainment that matches that energy.

What should I look for when choosing a venue for my event?

Think about the number of guests, the type of event, and the atmosphere you want to create. Make sure the venue has the necessary facilities and can be decorated to fit your theme. Visiting in person can help you envision how it will look on the day of your event.

I’m planning a multi-day celebration. How can I keep each day unique but cohesive?

Start with a strong overarching theme for the entire celebration. Plan each day with a different focus or activity that ties back to your theme. For example, you could have a casual welcome evening, an epic main party, and a relaxing brunch to close out the event.

How can I make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of my event?

Creating a detailed timeline and checklist is crucial. Consider that your friends and family are not professional party planners and they should enjoy the party as much as you should. Find a perfect planner, talk to them and see if you click. If you do, go for it and enjoy the planning of your big day, and have them overseeing everything on your big day.

What are some fun surprises I can include in my party to wow my guests?

Surprises always add excitement! Consider a surprise musical guest, a flash mob, or a unique performance like acrobats or magicians. Even something as simple as a themed photo booth can be a delightful surprise for your guests.

How do I handle invitations and RSVPs for a large party?

Have a professional handle the RSVPs. People often change their RSVPs, ask to bring additional guests, or update their food choices. Keeping track of these changes can be overwhelming. Let a professional manage all the details to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Planning a big celebration can be overwhelming, but with the right preparation and a clear vision, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Enjoy the process, and remember that the goal is to create lasting memories for you and your guests! Book your Birthday Party Planner now.

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