You could plan in a few interactive games for your big celebration night, or you could do what Jami and Jamie did (which was recently featured on Offbeat Bride blog), and host a backyard game-infused reception!
“We hosted a game night reception so it could be more interactive for everyone,” Jami and Jamie said. “We bought most of the prizes on sale, nearing $200, but still saved a lot by not hiring a DJ or band, which comes with an added cost of a dance floor and lights.”
Depending on where your wedding venue is, you might be limited with what type of outdoor space you have to work with. While I think that having a massive snowball fight reception party would be like the most fun ever, it could be more difficult to get any stuffy aunts and uncles in on this idea. Plus, with your elderly guests, you could run into issues with physical capabilities! A warmer choice indoors could be best for a night of laughter and fun. However, if you’re having a spring or summer occasion and you’ve got the backyard space for garden games, go for it! Jami and Jamie hosted games such as a potato sack race, hula hoop games, a Giant Jenga set face-off, the classic and rowdy Twister and a few rounds of croquet.
If you’re going for backyard garden game perfection, other games you might want to have at your reception include horseshoes, cornhole (also known as bags), lawn bowling or bocce ball, badminton, football and even tug-o-war!
For a tamer occasion, you could always have a few games of Bingo being called in one part of your reception hall, and in another portion of the hall, you could have a table that is set up with classic kids games to keep them interactive and entertained!
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