75+ Creative 50th Birthday Ideas for Women —by a Professional Event Planner (2024)

50th Birthday Ideas for women

By an Award-Winning Professional Event Planner

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Creative and unusual ways to celebrate a women's 50th birthday

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If you're tired of the same old clichéd party ideas, and are looking for something more inspiring or just a little bit different, this site is packed with original and creative party ideas. I'm Matt James, an award-winning professional event planner who has produced events for many celebrities including Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Stella McCartney, among others. On this site I'll share professional tips, advice, and trade secrets—that anyone can do—in order to add some creative touches to your party or celebration; whatever your budget.

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50th birthday Ideas for women

Not everyone wants to celebrate their 50th birthday with a traditional party. Many people prefer to get a bunch of friends and/or family together for some sort of group activity. Just going out for dinner isn't special enough for a 50th birthday, so instead plan something a bit more adventurous or out of the ordinary.

When I'm buying someone a birthday gift, I try to choose something that they wouldn't ordinarily buy for themselves—so that it feels more like a treat or indulgence. I suggest taking the same approach when choosing a group activity to celebrate their birthday. Plan something you think they'll enjoy, but is not something they do often (or have ever done before!). This will create unique memories associated with their milestone birthday.

So check out some of the more creative and unusual group activties and experiences below that lend themselves to a 50th birthday celebration for women.

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Looking for 50th Birthday Party Ideas?

While this page deals with creative and unusual 50th birthday ideas for women, based around group activities and experiences, you can also check out my main page of 50th birthday party ideas (for women and men!) which contains lots of creative ideas for throwing a party at home—including party themes, countdown ideas, invitations, food & drink, decorations, gifts, and ways to include memories, surprises, and thoughtful ideas to make them feel special on the day.

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Fun & Games

For fun-loving big kids, there are lots of theatrical and immersive group experiences, games, and challenges which would make for a truely unique and memorable 50th birthday activity. 'Doing stuff' together as a part of a group—rather than just standing around drinking and making small talk—always raises everyone's spirits. It allows people to bond with each other over a shared experience and generally ensures that they all 'let go' and get stuck in.

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Crime Scene Adventure
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The Illuminati Hunt
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Escape from Death Row
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Plan a Heist

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the fun & games category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • Escape from death row
  • crime scene adventures
  • Paintballing
  • BULLDOZER ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND DAYS

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  • plan a heist
  • davinci's gold scavenger hunt
  • the illuminati hunt
  • Murder mystery dinner / cruise

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

Food & Drink

So many 50th birthday celebrations just fall back on the same old boring idea of booking a table a fancy restaurant for a group dinner. Snore! Instead, if the birthday boy is a foodie, get a group of friends together to try something a little more creative—something you wouldn't just do any night of the week. Believe me, you're guests will thank you. No one gets that excited by yet another big birthday dinner (at that restaurant you just went to last week). Plus, a lot of these experiences allow for more socializing, so your guests are not just stuck at a dinner table chatting to the same two people all evening!

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the food & drink category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • wine & chocolate pairing masterclass
  • chef's table tour: dine & meet the chef's at 5 restaurants
  • sushi making party for 10 at home
  • co*cktail mixing class
  • wine tasting party in your home (up to 20 people)

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  • the personal chef experience: host the ultimate dinner party
  • spend a day with a master sommelier
  • champagne tasting & sabering
  • a Private wine education tour
  • indian cooking class

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

outdoor & adrenaline

These outdoor and adrenaline activities are a great way to induldge in something completely different. No one is going to roll their eyes and think 'urgh, not again' with one of these group activities.

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Ziplining & Canopy Tours
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Dude Ranch Adventure Days
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Accelerated Free Fall Sky Diving
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Snowmobile Tours

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the outdoor & adrenaline category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • Zipline and canopy tours (inc moonlit options)
  • Sunset Horse Riding
  • winery bike & kayak tour
  • wilderness & survival clinics (optional overnight survival trip)
  • hike with adoptable hounds

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  • Accelerated free fall skydive
  • whitewater / night vision rafting
  • snowmobile tours
  • group river paddleboarding
  • Beginner's mountain climbing adventure

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

tours

Tours are a great way to keep a group entertained; as you move from stop to stop, everyone is constantly stimulated by new things to see, taste, or learn about. Often, these tours operate in your own town, but they're the type of activities that local residents just never get around to trying—so a birthday celebration is a great excuse.

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Zombie Tours
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Mad Men co*cktail Tours
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Segway Tours
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Hike and Howl at a Wolf Preserve

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the tours category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • zombie tours
  • winery / chocolate / dessert tours
  • Cave tours
  • segway tours (inc night time options)
  • hike & howl at a wild wolf preserve
  • architectural tours

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  • mad men co*cktail tours
  • latin flavors food & culture tour
  • 3 day wine tasting kayak tour
  • cupcake crawl
  • jet ski adventure tours
  • horse drawn sleigh & dine ride

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

learn & discovery

The learn & discovering category is all about trying someting that you've never done before—and probably wouldn't have if someone hadn't organised it for you! Some of these are pretty 'out there' unique experiences, while others offer an introduction to a hobby or activity the birthday girl might have expressed an interest in—but never actually gotten around to doing. So make it happen for them!

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Create Your Own Signature Perfume
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Introduction to Sailing
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Circus School
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Group Surfing Class

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the learn & discovery category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • circus school days
  • create your own signature perfume
  • introduction to sailing
  • introduction to snowboarding
  • open fall stunt diving class

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  • pioneering & wilderness skills class
  • creative drawing party
  • beginner's kayaking
  • Painting & wine party with an expert
  • group surfing class

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

drive

Ok so not all of the driving activities will appeal to all women, but I've left this category in because I'm sure there are still quite of few that might be into these sorts of experiences.

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Hummer Tours
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Stunt Driving School
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ATV (Quad Bike) Adventures
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NASCAR Stock Car Driving

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the drive category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • nascar stock car driving
  • exotic car driving (lamborghini / ferrari / corvette etc)
  • motorbike tours
  • stunt driving school

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  • learn to drive like a spy
  • jeep tours (wineries / desert / national parks etc)
  • hummer tours (mountain / forest / desert)
  • atv (quad bike) adventures

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

fly

The fly category offers a more gentle experience for groups to see and explore, plus they're often combined with other things such as wine tastings, jeep tours, and dining. If you are holding a more traditional group dinner at a restaurant, why not start off by taking everyone for champagne in a hot air ballon or helicopter beforehand—it's any easy way to make the occasion more special and memorable.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride & Wine Tour
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Helicopter Tours
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Zero Gravity Flight Experience
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Fly a Jetpack

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the fly category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • champagne hot air balloon flight
  • zero gravity flight experience
  • night time / celebrity homes helicopter tours

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  • cessna & jeep tour and dine
  • scenic / sunset / coastal helicopter tours
  • fly a jetpack

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

water

Fortunately, water activities range from the extreme and immersive (cage diving with great white sharks) to the more leisurely and relaxed (lobster and beer sail), so there's something for pretty much everyone.

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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
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White Water Rafting
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Private Yacht Hire
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Group Paddleboarding & Brewery Tour

Some of the 50th birthday ideas for women in the water category, that are suitable for groups, include:

  • cage diving with great white sharks
  • tall ship sail & beer tasting tour
  • dolphin tours
  • schooner wine tasting tour
  • white water rafting
  • sunset co*cktail / dinner cruise

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  • sushi & saki sunset sail
  • lobster & beer sail
  • wine & cheese tasting cruise
  • paddle (canoe / kayak / BOARD) & brewery tour
  • beer & bbq riverboat cruise
  • private yacht hire

Unfortunately, not all activities are available in every city, but to check availability in your area and to book places, click on the link above. These are just a small selection so if you can't find a particular activity in your area, you might discover some new ones.

More 50th Birthday Ideas for women

Check out my other page of 50th Birthday Ideas (for women and men) for more tips and suggestions including party themes, countdown ideas, invitations, food & drink, decorations, gifts, and ways to include memories, surprises, and thoughtful ideas to make them feel special on the day.

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About Matt James

Matt James is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.


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