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50th birthday party ideas

Inside historic interiors hiding more than three centuries of stories and not ordinarily available for parties, guests discovered secret spaces bought to life with a mix of traditional storytelling, music and puppetry.

A night to remember blurring the lines between fantasy and reality


50th birthday party ideas for celebrating a landmark birthday require some special planning, especially when you’re a history buff determined to bring an extraordinary historic house to life.


Creating an immersive experience that combined traditional storytelling, puppetry and music whilst guests explored the secrets of a historic property not ordinarily available for events required an extra level of party planning.

Our birthday boy wanted to make sure his party was like nothing that had gone before. He needed us to break down the veil that divides fantasy and reality and create something that left his guests knowing themselves and the other party-goers a great deal better than before. For the 50th birthday party ideas we conjured for him, cue some rather remarkable actors and an exciting sprinkling of Hollywood effects.


4 Princelet Street, an 18th-century Georgian time capsule, was transformed into a theatre of delights. Actors, dressed in Victorian finery with a flamboyant twist by burlesque costumier Bettie Bon Bon, greeted guests, encouraging them to share their hopes, dreams and desires.

Served drinks and historic-themed canapés including (veggie) Blackbird Pie, Pease Soup and a truffle-infused ‘Gruel’, guests explored the 15 conserved rooms, enjoying songs and stories inspired by biographical details from Andrew’s life. Fortune tellers, mind readers, roaming Ports, silhouette artists, and film projections added to the folk-lore atmosphere.

Our 50th birthday party ideas involved each story giving guests clues to solve a riddle granting them access to The Duchess, a life-sized puppet built by Igor Studios in LA. And, once they’d solved all the house’s mysteries, we revealed a secret bar serving cocktails and treasures from around the globe, including homemade Nougat, spiced marshmallows and silver leaf truffles.

“None of my guests had ever been to a party like that before. It was truly a night to remember and the perfect way to celebrate my 50th.”