THE REAL FUN STARTS AT FIFTY

If the prospect of celebrating the big Five-OH has you running for the hills then think again. Celebrating your 50th year should be exciting and liberating and as leaders in the party planning business we can vouch that 50 rocks.

“As a 1967 baby myself, there’s no hiding from it this year! But I can safely say that some of our most memorable Apollo celebrations have been 50 th parties and there’s something so special about seeing different generations of a family and friends coming together to PARTY! By the time your 50th year rolls around, you may have a few more laughter lines but you’ll have learnt one or two things about life and what you want from it.”

Tim Hanbury, Apollo MD

5 TIPS FOR A FABULOUS 50th

(and why you’ll probably enjoy it way more than previous milestone birthdays!)

Invite who you want: In years gone by you may have felt obliged to invite ‘the right’ people to parties but this time it’s all about you and it’s the perfect opportunity to be surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Get the kids involved and consider sharing it as a joint family celebration.

Go BIG on a theme: A strong theme can really take a party to a whole new level. You may have a specific theme in mind, or we can brainstorm ideas together and then leave us to get creative. We pride ourselves on no two parties being the same and are constantly pushing our creative boundaries. Some of our favourite themes for party-goers of all generations to date include an Artist themed joint 21st and 50th, an African themed 50th in Hampshire and a super sophisticated Bond party.

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Blow the Budget: Budgets vary from client to client and it’s our job to make sure your budget is carefully managed and allocated in the right areas. Throwing a wonderful party may not cost nearly as much as you think but you’ll never know unless you ask! Our close relationships with our suppliers enables us to keep costs down and save you precious time.

Saying that, if ever there was a time to blow the budget it’s now! Dramatic lighting adds a real WOW factor and a centrepiece bespoke bar to mingle round makes for a great talking point. Have fun with it and treat your guests to live entertainers or pop-up food stalls.

Your party your music: book a band that can knock out your favourite tunes or a great DJ with your bespoke playlist. With personal experience working as a DJ (with Juliana’s Travelling Discotheque) it’s all about striking a chord with your guests and getting everyone on the dance floor and rocking into the small hours.

Marquee or venue?:   Apollo champion both but nothing beats a beautiful marquee at home with plenty of room for dining and a dance floor. Traditional king pole or on-trend stretch tipis, we work with the best suppliers in the business, catering to all styles and taste.  Our favourite beautiful venues in Surrey and Sussex include Loseley Park and Cowdray.

“I wanted a party that would be different from the usual, memorable but also true to who I am. I didn’t have time to organise it. Tim was fantastic and more than delivered and took all the stress away from us throughout the process. He is very professional and also a great bloke so it was also fun working with him. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”

“We give you 10/10 Tim and extend grateful thanks for delivering a wonderful result and ensuring memories that will sustain us for a very long time to come.”

As a 1967 baby, you’re in good company. A-List Celebrities celebrating their special birthday’s this year include:

NICOLE KIDMAN | MATT LEBLANC | RUFUS SEWELL | HALLE BERRY | JULIA ROBERTS

However you decide to celebrate your 50th remember, it really is all about you and doing whatever makes you happy. We would love to help so do call us on 01428 658624 or email Tim at tim@apollo-ec.co.uk