Fun 50th Anniversary Games for the Young at Heart
Since gold is known for its resistance against deterioation it makes perfect sense that the 50th year wedding anniversary is known as the Golden Anniversary. If love can survive a half century still in tact and stronger than ever then it seems fitting to celebrate these golden years by doing some exciting games with the people you care about most.
1. The Couple’s Facts – For a couple that has been together for fifty years has probably had almost every party imaginable. The people that will be attending their party will likely know them very well, so stump the guests by asking them questions about their time dating. Before the
party, gather a list of up to twenty facts about the couple’s first years together. Guests probably won’t get the answers correct, but making up what they think may have happened can be so much fun! After everyone has read their answers aloud, have the couples say what actually happened.
2. Dance Interpretation – Have your guests choreograph and perform a dance that they think embodies the couple’s life together. Watch as some of your guests try to interpretive dance their way through marriage, having kids and buying a house. For younger kids who might not understand this game, have them create a dance for the honorees to a song of their choice.
3. Get Closer! – Create an “island” by placing brown paper, found at your local craft store, in the center of the floor, one for every two guests at the party. Start off with a large square piece of brown paper measuring three feet by three feet. Instruct a pair of guests to stand on the blue paper however they wish and not fall off of the island and into the “water” (onto the floor). Once everyone seems to be standing on their island, fold the paper in half, making the island much smaller. Continue “shrinking” the island until only one pair is left standing.
4. Our Life – Milestones are an important part of a long marriage, and reminiscing in these old memories can be enjoyable for the couple, as well as all of the attendees. Get a list of the milestones in their lives and scramble up the order. Ask each guest to try to put them in the right order and then have the couple read off the correct order by showing off pictures of their first home, first car, etc.
5. Pot of Gold – This is a relay race between married couples. One spouse will carry a lemon under their chin to their partner who will get the lemon with out using their hands and carry it the rest of the way to a bucket and drop it in. Whoever can get the most lemons or gold in their bucket in 50 seconds wins.
Written by Alicia Bell