Top 15 Fun And Unique Games For 50th Birthday Party

Turning fifty is a significant milestone. It’s a celebration of five decades of memories, achievementsand experiences. And while every birthday usually entails the usual festivities like cake-cutting and perhaps some dancing, introducing unique games tailored for the occasion can elevate the celebrations manifold. If you think games are only for kids, you’re in for a delightful surprise! Here’s a curated list of 15+ fun and unique games that can enliven any 50th birthday party.

Top 15 Fun And Unique games for 50th birthday party

1.Easy Scavenger Hunt

The thrill of a scavenger hunt is timeless. This scaled-down version, aptly called the pocket/purse scavenger hunt, is bound to get everyone rummaging through their belongings, laughing and competing.

What you need:

  • List of common purse or wallet items, a prize.

How to play:

  • Prepare a list of items typically found in a purse or wallet.
  • Announce items one by one.
  • Participants either produce items from their belongings or borrow from others.
  • The individual with the most items wins!

2. Spinner Prize Wheel

A game of pure chance, this is bound to keep everyone on their toes.

What you need:

  • A spinning wheel, small prizes, one jackpot prize.

How to play:

  • Each guest spins the wheel once.
  • They win the item on which the spinner stops.
  • Everyone gets a chance, with one jackpot prize to stir up the excitement.

3.50th Birthday Bucket List

A heartwarming activity that doubles as a wonderful gift.

What you need:

A decorated bucket, colorful cards, pens.

How to play:

  • Guests write suggestions for the birthday individual’s bucket list.
  • At the end, the most loved ideas win prizes.

4.Guess My Age

A nostalgic game that journeys through the guest of honor’s past.

What you need:

Photos of the guest of honor from different ages, a display method.

How to play:

  • Guests guess the age in each photo.
  • The one with the most accurate guesses wins.

5. Ring Toss Game

A fair favorite that never gets old.

What you need:

Stakes, rings, score-sheet.

How to play:

  • Divide guests into teams.
  • Toss rings aiming at stakes.
  • Points assigned based on accuracy.

6. 50th Birthday Pinata:

Pinatas aren’t just for kids. They can be themed for any age and are a perfect way to have some fun and laughter.

What You’ll Need:

  • A pinata (shaped according to preference)
  • Candy or small gifts
  • Blindfold
  • Stick for hitting the pinata

How to Play:

  • Hang the pinata at a height.
  • Blindfold the player.
  • Spin them around a few times.
  • Arm them with a stick.
  • Allow them a few chances to hit the pinata.
  • Once the piñata breaks, everyone rushes to collect the goodies.

7. Lawn Games:

Lawn games bring out the child in everyone and are a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

What You’ll Need:

  • Equipment for games like giant Jenga, horseshoesand ladder golf.

How to Play Ladder Golf:

  • Set up the ladder with three rungs.
  • Players throw bolas (two balls connected by a string) trying to hang them on the rungs.
  • Different points are assigned to different rungs.

8. Musical Chairs with a Twist:

A childhood favorite but with an adult spin so no one feels left out.

What You’ll Need:

  • Chairs
  • Music system

How to Play:

  • Set up chairs in a circle, one less than the number of players.
  • As music plays, participants walk around the chairs.
  • When the music stops, everyone tries to find a chair.
  • Instead of removing a chair and a player each round, players not seated perform a fun dance and return for the next round.

9. How Well Do You Know the Birthday Boy/Girl?

A quiz that dives deep into the life and preferences of the birthday person.

What You’ll Need:

  • A list of questions about the birthday individual.
  • Pen and paper for participants.

How to Play:

  • Distribute the quiz to guests.
  • Collect the answers.
  • The person with the most correct answers wins.

10. Door Prizes:

Begin the party with a bang with surprise door prizes.

What You’ll Need:

  • Scratch cards or sealed envelopes.
  • Small gifts.

How to Play:

  • Hand out cards or envelopes randomly to guests as they enter.
  • Some guests will have winning cards or envelopes and get a prize.

11. Name That Tune:

A musical game to test memory and groove to some old tunes.

What You’ll Need:

  • A list of popular songs from the past, preferably from the birthday person’s younger days.
  • A music system.

How to Play:

  • Play the start of a song.
  • Guests guess the name of the song.
  • The quickest correct guess can lead the crowd in singing along.

12. Guess the Price:

A trip down memory lane looking at how prices have changed over the years.

What You’ll Need:

  • List of items and their past or current prices.

How to Play:

  • Guests try to guess the price of each item from the past or present.
  • The person with the closest guesses wins.

13. Party Trivia:

A game to test knowledge and share fun facts.

What You’ll Need:

  • Trivia questions.
  • Buzzer or bell.

How to Play:

  • Ask trivia questions related to general knowledge or specific to the past 50 years.
  • Participants buzz in to answer.
  • Points are awarded for correct answers.

14. Recalling Crazy Moments:

Sharing fun and crazy memories from the past.

What You’ll Need:

  • Pen and paper.

How to Play:

  • Guests write down a crazy memory or incident from their past.
  • The notes are read aloudand everyone guesses who wrote each one.

15. Word Party Games:

Engage the brain and enjoy some linguistic fun.

What You’ll Need:

  • Crossword puzzles, word searchor other word games.

How to Play:

  • Distribute word games to guests.
  • They try to solve them within a given time.
  • The quickest or most accurate solver wins.


Turning 50 is a special occasionand what makes it even more special is sharing memories, laughterand fun moments with loved ones. These unique games are not just about entertainment but about reliving moments, celebrating half a century of memoriesand making new ones. Celebrate with gusto and let the games begin!

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