Why You’re Never Too Old To Party
With 108 million Americans aged over 50, there are plenty of birthdays to be celebrated. Whether it be a day out or some light entertainment at home, it’s important to celebrate each milestone. Having fun is important regardless of your age. At any age, but particularly as we get older, celebrating a birthday offers an invaluable opportunity to get together with loved ones; it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or complicated.
Having a themed party
When it comes to arranging a celebration for an older relative, consider choosing a theme. By organizing a celebration based on a particular interest, you are not only showing thoughtfulness but it also gives a focal point to the festivities. This could be something as simple as their favorite color or a favorite personality. It might even be something based on the year they were born. Whatever it is, it can be fun to incorporate a theme into the celebrations. If you are organizing the party together, it also offers you a special chance to have some time together, which can be better than any material gift.
Going out or staying in
Depending on the nature of the birthday ‘girl’ or ‘boy’, you might want to organize a social event. This could be something simple like going for a meal somewhere or going bowling. Wherever you go, speak to the venue about decorating the space in advance, particularly if it is all a surprise. Have a careful think, though, about the logistics involved in organizing a day out, and whether it is best to advise your relative of any ideas beforehand. This will help keep any potential stress to a minimum.
Organizing some group activities
If you are planning something at home or a low-key indoor gathering, think about including some suitable activities. Have a think about the sorts of games your relative would enjoy, along with those attending the party. For a jovial atmosphere, why not incorporate some games, such as charades or a quiz. Having some birthday-themed team games is a simple way of bringing some fun to the party. If you would like to keep the atmosphere quite relaxed and calm, consider an arts or crafts activity. Whether it be painting or creating something out of materials, art and crafts can be a great way of bonding across generations. They have also been shown to have a positive impact on morale.
Meanwhile, you could arrange for a photographer to come and take some professional photos of the event, as well as some posed group photos. This not only provides the perfect opportunity to capture the day, but also offers an invaluable keepsake of multiple generations coming together.
A little thought goes a long way
It can be hard for some people to embrace birthdays, particularly as they get older. Having some sort of celebration, even if very low-ley, can give even the most reluctant of birthday people a boost. However you celebrate, bringing together a group of people who mean a lot the someone will likely be the best birthday present they could ask for. Whatever you do, make sure you are aware of any commitments your relative has, particularly if the party is a surprise, and make sure the day you are celebrating is clear in their diary (even it means making up an excuse for them to keep the day free).
Over the years, we’ve become known for our trivia games. We have over 30 different trivia games, quizzing you on 30 remarkable years of U.S. and world history. To get your guests talking, laughing, and having a great time, you need our trivia of the year games at your next party.
With trivia for the 1950’s all the way to present day, there’s something for guests of any age. Do you know someone who is a pop culture nut? There are no boring questions in our trivia games – they’re full of history facts you’ll find surprising.
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February: the month of love and kindness!
First, we have the beautiful Valentine’s Day which is a celebration of love, when two hearts beat as one. This is the month when we look back on the story of St. Valentine and appreciate the sacrifice he made on behalf of love while we hold our lovers in our arms.
We know we all deserve to have that one day out of our busy schedules where we get together to celebrate love and being loved with our partners.
And don’t forget Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, if you’re being polite. It marks the end of the Carnival season and the beginning of Lent, a day before Ash Wednesday. These games will help keep the party going and the drinks flowing with our Mardi Gras games. We’ve got Trivia games, masquerade games, drinking games and much more.
Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Thatch, was one of the most feared pirates of all time. When he died at sea, way back in 1722, many believe he took to his grave the secret of where he’d stashed millions of dollars in stolen gold.
In 1996 the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was found off the coast of North Carolina, but, alas, maties… there was no great treasure among the wreckage.
So treasure hunters continue to scour the islands and the sea floor off the southern coast for signs of Blackbeard’s booty, looking for tiny clues that might point the way to a big payday.
This pirate-themed scavenger hunt is a lot of fun for young party-goers who love the thrill of hunting for treasure. Lucky for the young treasure hunters, the prizes can be found in nature. Your young guests will be sure to have more luck than the folks looking for Blackbeard’s gold.
If your family is anything like mine, you have that time between pumpkin pie and football, when everyone’s still at the table, the dishes are staring up at us, and we all know that someone has to step up and start the clean up.
This is a fun way to settle who should start the long, slow walk to the kitchen – a fun, and quick game of turkey trivia! Whoever ends up with the low score and the endless chore of cleaning up after the annual feast, rest assured, it couldn’t possibly be as bad as cleaning up after the first Thanks giving.
Back in 1621, the first Thanksgiving dinner went on for three days! There were fifty Pilgrims and 90 Wampanaag Indians at the table. Historians believe that the group included just five women, who handled almost all the cooking and all of the cleanup!
One of the best excuses for a party every year is the Super Bowl.
Everyone loves a great party: getting together with friends, eating fun football-themed finger foods, enjoying the thrilling half-time show, and seeing the debut of the year’s most expensive commercials. But, for a lot of us, especially some of us ladies, the worst part is the actual game… the mind-numbing pace of watching the players gain the field, foot by torturous foot.
If you love a good Super Bowl party and are searching for something to do away from the glare of the sixty-inch screen, in between commercials and half-time, here’s a game for you Gather the gang in the kitchen and compete to see who can make the most edible cookies.
The first time I visited Maryland, it was a side-trip during a visit to Washington, D.C.
I suppose it is the same for a lot of people, but Maryland deserves to be a lot more than a side trip. Maryland was one of the original thirteen colonies that later became the first United States – it deserves its own place in history and people in the know, know a few things about Maryland.
Once upon a time the Port of Baltimore was one of the most important ports in the global spice trade. McCormick Spices built warehouses along the port in the late 1800s, and well into the 1980s visitors to the Baltimore seaport could smell pepper, vanilla, or other spices wafting through the sea air.
Today, the spice warehouses are gone, but the seaport is still thriving and home to the National Aquarium and dozens of shops and restaurants. The rest of this tiny state is still as inviting as a phantom whiff of vanilla on a warm summer day.
Test your knowledge of this small, but fascinating state with this fun trivia game.
The southernmost of America’s original thirteen colonies, Georgia became a state in 1788. The colony was founded by James Oglethorpe, a British soldier and philanthropist.
Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a refuge for people locked up in debtors’ prisons in England. He hoped to give people a fresh start in the New World.
Today, Georgia has a racially and ethnically diverse population that continues to grow, year after year, as more people discover the beauty of the state’s rivers and mountains and the excitement of its cities.
If you’re a Georgia native or just a Georgia fan, test your knowledge of the Peach State with this fun quiz.
When the first season of Survivor debuted on May 31, 2000 about 15.5 million people tuned – it was an all-new kind of reality show and the audience was almost immediately hooked. Now the show is an indelible part of the culture, so, of course, it is a great addition to any party.
This game combines everything we love in a party game – silly physical stunts and the opportunity to be embarrassed in front of friends and family. Each player chooses two actions and hast to perform them at the same time. Then, the audience of friends, family, and anyone else who happens to be at the party, gets to vote on whether or not the player succeeded.
We’re not saying unsuccessful players should be voted out of the party, but that would certainly add a sense of urgency to the game play. For your next party, clear a room, print this game, and may the best guest win!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest scavenger hunt every held was in Provo City Utah on September 13, 2014. The hunt, organized by Google, sent 2079 people through the streets of the city.
Scavenger hunts likely date back to old folk games, but they became super-popular in the United States during the 1930s when they became a fad among Manhattan’s wealthy social set who loved the challenge of combing the city for all sorts of random trinkets.
This scavenger hunt is a lot more kid-friendly, and won’t require your little ones to set off through city streets. The clue are broad and give every little contestant a chance to win and find their objects in the safety of the house or backyard.
If you’re planning a house party or backyard BBQ and looking for ways to keep the kids busy – the kids scavenger hunt game is a great choice!
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