How to Celebrate a 50th Birthday Without a Party

If you’re wondering how to celebrate a 50th birthday without a party, you’re certainly not alone. If you or someone you care about is turning 50 years old; congratulations! It’s a fantastic milestone and deserves to be truly celebrated. 

For some people, hitting the big 5-0 is the perfect opportunity to get the party started, but others prefer to keep their celebrations a little more low-key. However, there are lots and lots of fantastic ways to commemorate this birthday, without going completely over the top!

8 Ways on how to Celebrate a 50th Birthday Without a Party

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1) Treat Yourself To A Spending Spree

There is no better time than your birthday to really show yourself some self-love and what better way to do so than exchanging somewhat drastic amounts of money for material goods and services? Yes, we know you’ll be getting lots of lovely presents from your family and friends. However, no one really knows you better than you! 

Now is the perfect opportunity to finally get that Valentino bag you’ve always wanted, or those designer Christian Louboutin heels you’ve been drooling over for years. For 50 years (give or take!) you’ve been working your socks off, so why not treat yourself to a little something on your birthday? We know you deserve it. 

Plus there’s nothing better than showing up to your low-key 50th birthday meal with family and friends in your new shoes!

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2) Have A Birthday Dinner At A Fancy Restaurant

The UK is famously home to thousands of fantastic restaurants, so much so that people have often travelled from far and wide to taste exactly what we have to offer. Lucky for you, travelling to sample some of the country’s culinary delights isn’t as much of a trek! So, for a low-key 50th birthday idea, why not frequent one of the fanciest (and best!) restaurants in the UK as rated by The Good Food Guide?

L’Enclume, based in Cumbria, currently holds the number one position and looks just as incredible as one might imagine it to. Closely following this stunning restaurant are places such as Claude Bosi at Bibendum (in West London) and Outlaws New Road (in Cornwall). Both of these restaurants are absolutely stunning and serve astonishing meals that are guaranteed to take your breath away. The perfect location for a smaller 50th birthday celebration. 

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3) A Spa Day Never Hurt Anyone

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little bit of peace and quiet. No children running around screaming, no pets making noise for the sake of it: just complete and utter silence and relaxation. If letting out a bit of hot air and relaxing sounds like your idea of heaven, then you should consider booking a spa day for your 50th birthday celebration! 

Spa Seekers is a website that helps you find fantastic spa day packages near you, so you don’t have to stress about finding the very best deals. Whether you decide that a clay mask facial is on the cards, or you want to really throw yourself into it with a full all-over body massage, we can guarantee that you’ll leave the spa feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, completely and utterly relaxed. 

4) Go On An Adventure 

You’re never too old to go exploring. Whether you’re wanting to take a trip abroad with your loved ones, or for some reason you’re thinking of sticking a little bit closer to home, getting away from everyday life for a long weekend is a great way to celebrate your 50th birthday without a party.

If you’re searching for the perfect ‘long weekend away’ experience, Eastwood Hall has some incredible offers available. With our “Great Getaway” packages and deals, you have the opportunity to visit us for 2 or 3 nights and stay in our beautiful hotel for an absolutely incredible price. 

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5) Movie Marathon All Your Favourites

Get ready to hide the remote from all of your family: today is your day, and if you want to watch every single Sandra Bullock movie ever made in chronological order then that’s what’s going to happen! Are you a huge Lord of The Rings fan? Tough luck, various other family members: either deal with it or very quickly learn to love Elijah Wood. 

If you’re not already a dedicated Netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscriber, then we definitely recommend treating yourself and signing yourself up for a low-key 50th birthday party idea with family. There are so many films and television shows to choose from, you’ll be hard-pressed to not find something either new and completely binge-worthy, or something you’ve wanted to rewatch for years. 

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6) Do Something Extreme

What’s the one thing you’d always had niggling at the back of your head? What is that one whispering voice telling you to do? Is it telling you to do something that’s really out of your comfort zone? Whether it’s telling you to try out skydiving, shave all of your hair off, or get a wild tattoo, then there is absolutely no time like the present to listen! 

Whether you want to try out skydiving purely for the thrill of it, or you want to raise money for a charity you care about by bungee jumping from a very high ledge, there’s no better way to celebrate turning 50 than doing something completely out of the ordinary. Make sure to book far enough in advance to take advantage of the best deals, and don’t back out!

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7) Host The Ultimate Board Game Night

Who needs a huge, elaborate 50th birthday party when you can throw yourself the ultimate board game night? Keep the guest list to a minimum and keep everything incredibly low-key. Stock up on your very favourite classic games, invite a couple of friends over, open a bottle of wine and let the games begin! 

To keep a little bit of structure involved, we recommend keeping track of who is winning what, just so an overall “Champion of Champions” can be crowned at the end of the night. This idea is great for making memories with the individuals you care most about and is perfect for a quiet and cosy night in. That is, of course, until the birthday king/queen loses.

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8) Go Glamping In The Wilderness

Escape to the countryside and celebrate your 50th birthday in style! Glamping is all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. Spending time with your closest friends, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life: what can be better than that? Having a weekend away glamping with your nearest and dearest is a great way to recharge the batteries, and take a step back to evaluate what’s really important. 

If you’re not into the glamping lifestyle, or if you’re more of a hardcore camping fan, why not book a pitch on a traditional campsite for you and your friends? Sometimes getting back to nature and taking a more rough-and-ready, hands-on approach can bring you all a lot closer together. What a great way to celebrate your birthday!

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How to Celebrate a 50th Birthday Without a Party Conclusion

Are you a bit of a daredevil thrill seeker? Would you rather sit on the sofa and watch your favourites? However you choose to celebrate your 50th birthday, just remember to have fun! You only turn 50 once, so make sure you do exactly what you want to do, and with who you want to do it with! We hope you have enjoyed our list on how to celebrate a 50th birthday without a party!

It’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to throw a big party. However, if you are thinking of throwing a party, then you should definitely consider Eastwood Hall to be the perfect hosting space. Eastwood Hall, based in Nottingham, is surrounded by 26 acres of stunning parkland and can cater for up to 400 birthday party guests. 

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