There are many games for 50th birthday party events that work really well, not only for the fun, but also as icebreakers. A lot of times people at these types of parties will know each other and the guest of honor, too. But no one knows everything about a person, and these games can be great fun to learn little tidbits of trivia about your friends and family.
There are a number of games for your 50th birthday party that will work great for group events. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Icebreaker Games for Your Birthday party
Icebreaker games are a fun way to get to know each other, and get the party going. There are a variety of games you can use, some of which you may have been involved in at other parties or even at work.
Icebreakers are very common in the workplace, but people don’t see the fun they can create at a party, even with people you may already know.
Two Truths & a Lie
This is a common game at a lot of events like work, school and parties. It’s a very simple game. Here’s how it works:
Everyone takes a turn telling three pieces of information about themselves. Two of the pieces are true and one is a lie. The group needs to guess which one is a lie.
You can give little prizes for correct guesses.
A different twist you can use for this 50th birthday party game is to make each person say two truths they know about the birthday boy/girl and one lie. Have everyone guess what’s the lie. Try to make these tidbits things that only you know about the person (but make sure it’s not personal and private).
For this party game you would tape a name of a famous person on the back of each person. For the first half of the party, each person must ask for hints as to which famous person they are. The first one to guess their famous person gets a prize.
As everyone enters the party, tape a piece of paper to their back and give them a pencil. Have everyone mingle and write their “first impression” of each guest on their back. Make sure these impressions are not rude or mean, just funny or nice. If everyone already knows each other, like family, you can change it up and make it that each person must write something funny they know about the person, or a funny event that happened.
Upon their arrival, give each guest a pack of 10 stickers. Buy these at a dollar store or party store, coordinate the colors of the stickers to your party theme.
The object is to get rid of your 10 stickers by sticking them onto other guests.
BUT … here’s the catch! The guest must not notice that you stuck your sticker on them. If they catch you, they get to stick you. First one to get rid of all their stickers wins.
Board Games for a 50th Birthday Party
There are also many board games for 50th birthday party events that you can play together. These board games are created for large groups and can be the source of a sore stomach from all the laughing. I can vouch that CRANIUM causes some very funny memories.
** All these games are available to be purchased in retail stores, most are fairly inexpensive and can be used over and over **
The object of the game is to move around a track and into the center, first one to the center wins. The adventure is on the way to the center. You are divided into teams and as you round the board you must work together to complete the tasks. It can be trivia questions, Pictionary style trivia, charades, sculpting with modelling clay, humming a tune, etc.s, and much more.
The object of this game is to get your team to guess what the saying/word on your card is. You are only allowed to communicate through pictures.
This is a bluffing game. You are asked off beat questions and are required to give an answer, it is the goal of the other player’s to figure out what is the correct answer.
This one doesn’t even need explanation! But there are many kinds of monopoly. Some are themed to movies or cities, and much more.
Another great party game, that required everyone to make a fool of themselves. This is not a game for someone extremely shy. Again, the object is to round the board to the finish, but along the way you will encounter one of four categories of cards.
It’s these cards that are the danger.
You can be required to do things like:
- Demonstrate your own animal inspired yoga moves for 30 seconds
- Before speaking (at any time for the rest of the game) you must ask your left foot for permission to speak in the squeakiest voice you make.
- Leap frog with the person to your left 10 times.
People tend to think that as we age, we’re too old to play games, but all of these games are a great way to get everyone involved and have a great party!