For a 40th birthday party, an at-home version of the classic game show "This is Your Life" provides an entertaining ice breaker for guests. While hiding behind a curtain, attendees share memories about the guest of honor as she tries to guess each person's identity.
A basic trivia competition becomes an entertaining 40th birthday game when the questions are tailored to each decade of the honoree's life. For added personalization, the game can include questions that specifically pertain to the guest of honor.
Another 40th birthday game uses fads from each decade. For example, discos, afros and mood rings represent the decade of the 70s.The host writes each trend on a strip of paper and places it into a box. As the guests pass the box around, each one picks a strip of paper and tries to identify the decade correctly.
A game of "Name That Tune" has a personalized birthday touch when the song list includes the honoree's favorite oldies. The guests form teams and listen to 30-second clips of each song. They recieve a set amount of time to name the song and the artist. The entertainment factor increases if the birthday honoree dances during the song clips.