50th Birthday Party Games for Inside or Out

Ever wondered what 50th birthday party games you could play at your parties to keep them exciting? Use these ideas to keep any party hoppin'!

Who says games are for kids? Have you ever found that you have even more fun playing party games as an adult? Well, nothing is more entertaining then acting like a bunch of kids and having fun. These birthday party games are great addition to any party!

Now is idea time, these are some ideas to use for these 50th birthday party games, that are fun for all ages.

Kick The Bucket

This is not only a fun game but the name of the game is fitting to a 50th birthday party!

For this game, make sure your guests all bring black clothes. It is more fun in the dark, but if your party is an afternoon party you can also play at that time.

Having all your guests dress is dark clothes, wait until it is dark outside and you will be set to play.

The only other thing you need is a bucket, or any metal item that is visible enough and large enough to kick.

Place the bucket in a large open area of the yard.

You need to choose a way to pick the person that is "it" first - could always make the birthday boy/girl start!

In the same way as hide and seek the person will cover their eyes and count to a certain number (depending on the size of your yard and amount of people), say 30.

As they are counting everyone else will run and hide. Once the count is up, the "it" person will start to look for everyone. In the dark this is more difficult than it sounds!

The objective is to get to the bucket and kick it before your name is called out by the "it" person. As you run for the bucket if they call your name you are not safe, you could be the next "it" - this is why playing in the dark is better.

If you are playing in the light you could use tactics to disguise yourselves. Whoever gets caught first will become "it" for the next round. This is a game that you can play for as long as you like, or as little as you like. There are no time limits.

This is one of the active and fun 50th birthday party games.

More 50th Birthday Party Games for Grown Up Kids

Capture The Flag

Find a large yard or field for the game, similar to a football or soccer field.

The field has 2 territories, one for each team, like soccer or football. Each team has a flag of a different color which is placed somewhere in their territory.

Each team tries to get into the opposing team's territory and grab the flag and return without being tagged.

In their own territory the team members are safe and can't be tagged. Once they enter opposing territory they are vulnerable.

This is a fairly active game for a 50th birthday party, but some party groups may be up for it.


This is the typical game we all know about. It's an acting style game.

To make it more personalized you can create your own phrases to make the charades specific to the occasion - make the phrases about the guest of honor. Create these cards and shuffle them up.

You create two teams and have them gain points for guessing the phrases correctly. To be able to guess the phrase one team member must act out the phrase in a way their team will be able to guess it.

A Poker Tournament or Other Card Games

Poker chips and cards

For the parties that are located inside - and you don't want people throwing horse shoes or running around the area - there are always card games.

Poker has become a very popular game in recent years.

You can set up a few tables and create a mini tournament.

The game can be played for just for fun with poker chips, and you can always provide a prize for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

There are also other card games you can play, any card game really can be played in groups. 

It could be classics like UNO, Spades, Canasta, Rummy... there are tons of possibilities!

Be a Kid for a Day

Play all the games we did at birthday parties as kids.

Bust out party games like:

  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  • Musical Chairs
  • Limbo
  • Hang up a Pinata
  • Bingo

This is a great way to just get everyone laughing and also gives chances to talk about your childhoods, especially the guest of honors. Use any of those games you played as a kid as your 50th birthday party games.

Backyard Games

If your party is in a field or backyard, you can always play games like:

  • Horseshoes
  • Bocci
  • Lawn darts
  • Badminton
  • Corn Hole

These can all be purchased at the store and are fairly inexpensive - some stores even have sets that come with all the games in one.

This is especially good for outdoor summer parties, nice slow paced games that everyone can join in and socialize as they all do so.

There are many possibilities for 50th birthday party games.

It all depends on your guests, and your venue as to what games are possible at your 50th birthday party!

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