50th Birthday celebrations are important landmark events for everyone & stylish & sophisticated events aren’t just reserved for the rich & famous. Our special birthdays are proving to have all the glitz & glamour you’d expect from a celebrity A-lister but without the huge price tag!  

Australian darling Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 50th birthday in May this year. She’s planning to go all out on a celebrity-packed bash to mark the special milestone in London. Sparing no expense, this glam event is sure to be seriously pricey & the pop princess is dealing with all of the arrangements herself. 

But what if you want to mark your 50th birthday celebrations in style but don’t want the huge bill or have to deal with all the planning yourself?  

Here are a few of our top ideas for big birthday celebrations without the celebrity price-tag. 

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Ditch the D-I-Y venue  

A few months back Kate Moss spent an overwhelming amount of dosh kitting out her Cotswold home for a Bowie tribute bash for her 42nd birthday.  As fabulous as the party was, we all sat around in the office wondering what the cleanup bill was once everyone had finished the last drop of champagne & went home.  

I mean, who wants to be clearing up paper plates & doing the ‘walk of shame’ to an overflowing glass recycling bin the day after?  

One celeb who’s got the right idea is David Beckham who jetted off to sunny Marrakesh to celebrate his birthday, leaving the British weather behind & letting someone else deal with the finer details.  

Be more Beckham & let someone else deal with the planning & aftermath of your 50th birthday celebrations by jetting off somewhere warm to mark your milestone birthday, it doesn’t have to break the bank.

OUR TOP TIP.  Go slightly out of season. Travel during the week. Book in advance & share a room, spend your money on the special things. Start a savings club.  


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Unforgettable Experiences – 

A few sausage rolls just do not cut it anymore. We want more birthday bliss than Branston pickle sandwiches for our 50th birthday celebrations!  

From clifftop champagne cocktails overlooking a sparkling ocean to relaxing wellness escapes & world-class pampering, the opportunities available for celebrating in style are endless & you don’t need to have been walking the red carpet to afford them either.  

There are some truly breath-taking destinations in Europe that are just custom made for birthday celebrations and a range of unforgettable experiences for you and your favourite group of girls to enjoy.  

Our Top Tip – Create a wish list of your ideal celebration & get in touch, we will work with you to make sure you get the maximum effect on your budget  

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Your perfect guest list  

Opting for an escape for you & your favourite girls’ doesn’t just ensure you are giving the celebrity treatment on your big day, it also means you can keep things as intimate as you like & only invite the ladies who’ve played an important role in your life – not the people you feel obliged to ask along if you were doing something closer to home.  

If you want to keep your 50th birthday celebrations small & selective, our destination experts can offer some excellent advice on intimate dining experiences, once in a lifetime activities and the best accommodation Europe has to offer to make you really feel like a queen for the day. 

And best of all.  You won’t be expected to foot the bill for everyone else either.  This will allow you more wiggle room when it comes to purchasing your birthday escape wardrobe!  

For more inspiration and ideas on how to mark your milestone birthday in style, sign up for our monthly newsletter packed full of special offers, freebies & destination info to help you decide where to celebrate like a celebrity.  

Top Tip – Think about what is right for you, consider a small getaway to Portugal & a big night out at home

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