Looking to make your reception after the outdoor ceremony a fun and festive event for everyone? Trust me- your guests don't want to just sit around and be bored. Get the party started and break the ice with reception games- starting right after the ceremony. These games work fabulously at large outdoor weddings with a lot of space to spread out. And... BONUS- Your guests will be having a ball while you're taking photos!
Here are 12 proven winners that guests of all ages will enjoy.
1. Back Yard Pong Golf
The perfect combo of golf, corn hole and beer pong! The guys all definitely love this!
Does anyone play croquet anymore? They absolutely sure do- and love it! It's and old-school nostalgic favorite and will be a hit!
3. Bocce Ball
Folks of all ages and skill level love to play Bocce ball. It's a great competitive team game that will have your guests rolling!
4. Corn Hole
Okay, who doesn't like Corn hole? Yes, it has become the standard standby, but jazz it up by having the boards personalized and include fun Bride and Groom beanbags.
Who doesn't love Badminton? Easy to set up fun for all ages.
6. Paddle Smash
Combining elements of pickle ball and round net, this is a newer game that is sure to excite!
7. Giant Jenga
Jenga is always a hit, no matter the place or time. Watch your intellectual crowd go to work!
8. Horseshoes or Ring Toss
Horseshoes for older guests and ring toss for the littles- winning combination
9. Scavenger Hunt with I Spy Wedding Game Cards
Send your guests on a digital scavenger hunt by creating a list of 20 wedding moments for them to capture with their phones. Not only does this give them a fun quest, but you will also end up with more photos!
10. Giant Tic Tac Toe
Young and more mature alike will love having this game available. We never get over tic tac toe!
11. Carnival Games
There are so many different carnival games that can easily be rented from your local event stores to please all ages.
12. Wedding Bouncy House
Don't forget about the Bouncy house. There are those who would never believe that a bouncy house is perfect for a wedding reception- but it IS - what a blast!
Create a memorable reception for your nearest and dearest! Wedding yard games are all relatively inexpensive and some are so much better when you DIY and add your personal touches. You'll find that your guests will return outside to the games well into the evening! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and outdoor spaces. Happy Planning!