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10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play

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10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play

Not everyone at your reception is going to be sweating on the dance floor. Whether they’re shy, don’t drink, or just not that active, you’re going to have guests that don’t like to dance. So, while the extroverts are jumping away to the DJ’s tunes, here’s some ideas for fun games for the rest of the crowd, or anyone looking to cool down in between songs:

Video Game Wall

How fun is this idea of setting up a giant video game display? Either make use of a big white wall or set up a projector screen and then let the dance dance revolution take over your reception.
10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play
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The Shoe Game

Call it The Newlywed Game with a twist. Sit back-to-back with your newly-minted husband, take off one of your shoes and trade him for one of his. Have your guests ask you questions about your relationship, and then you both hold up the shoe of the person you think best fits the answer.
The Shoe Game
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Stand Up Sit Down

Have every guest stand up at their table. One by one, eliminate people with certain criteria (i.e. If your birthday is the last day of the month, sit down.) The last person standing, gets a special prize!
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Croquet

There’s nothing more quaint or classy than a nice & colorful wooden croquet set. Invite guests to the field, have them pick their color, and let the mallets fly.
outdoor wedding games
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Big Kissing Wheel

We love this Price-Is-Right “spin” (see what we did there?) on the classic kissing game. If you don’t happen to have a giant wheel lying around, you can always use a spinner from an old board game.
wedding kissing wheel
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Flip Cup

Drink. flip. drink. flip. Bring everyone back to the fun-loving, all-flipping days of college, and they’re sure to have a blast.
flip cup
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Instagram Contest

Have an Instagram contest that your guests can participate in, using a unique hashtag created just for your wedding. The winner can receive a prize, at the end of the night, or soon after, for the best/most unique photo taken at the wedding. Not only will guests have fun searching for that perfect snap, but it’s a great way to get more creative photos from your wedding.
wedding instagram hashtag
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Paper Fortune Teller

Place one of these decorative beauties at each table, and let your guests spend hours having fun while getting to know you and your fiance a little bit better.
fortune teller
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Icebreakers

As hard as you try to make sure that your guests are seated together by association, but you’re going to have to combine a few strangers no matter what. This icebreakers game is a great way to loosen everybody up with some fun instead of forced conversation.
wedding icebreakers
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Put-A-Ring-On-It-Toss

This one gives your outdoor reception a good old fashioned carnival feel. Guests will “step right up” to prove they’ve got the best hand-eye coordination of all your friends. Plus, it’s fairly inexpensive to put together.
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What games are you planning on having at your reception? Tell us about it in the comment section below!
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Fun Wedding Activities for Kids

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Fun Wedding Activities for Kids

If you’re having a kid-friendly wedding, then you’re going to want to provide them with some fun. Check out our top 11 ways to entertain kids at your wedding, or those 5-minute long wedding toasts may put them to sleep, or make them stir crazy…and you don’t want that to happen:
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Indoor Receptions

Kids Cave

Children, much like cats, enjoy being enclosed in small spaces, where their mischievous imaginations can run wild. Give them a corner of the room and set up a space like a tent, tee-pee, or cave like this creative couple:
11 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained At Your Wedding

Activity Book

Giving the little darlings something to color and complete while at the table will keep them occupied and happy. Plus, who doesn’t love coloring these days? Check out these awesome activity books from Etsy seller BizzyHeartsWeddings:
wedding activity coloring book

Kids Coloring Table

A similar option could be to designate a kid’s table, cover it with inexpensive craft paper, provide crayons, and let the little Van Gogh’s go hog wild.
coloring
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Legos

We love the idea of providing the kids with their own Lego table, filled with various pieces that will keep them busy for hours on end. Just make sure it’s in a sequestered area of the reception, or those colorful blocks of imagination will become little instruments of death when combined with spiked heels.
Legos

Teddy Toss

Keep the kiddies included in activities normally reserved for just the adults and they just might have a good time. Why not have a separate “Teddy Toss” before or after the bouquet toss?

Camera Scavenger Hunt

Provide each child with a disposable camera and a scavenger list of things to find and take pictures of. This not only entertains them, but provides you with more photographic evidence of the best night of your life.
Camera Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Receptions

Lawn Twister

Not only will lawn twister occupy their minds, it will also give your little ones great exercise. It’s easy to set up too. Just buy a few cans of different colored water-based spray paint, cut a large hole in a cardboard box, and spray away!
Lawn Twister
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Bubble Station

Why not set up a little bubble competition with a bubble blowing station? Watch their eyes light up as iridescent soapy creations materialize in front of their adorable faces.
Bubble station
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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Turn those wee ones into miniature Lara Crofts and Indiana Jones’s and set them loose on the nature surrounding your outdoor reception. You can print adorable scavenger lists here:
Nature Scavenger Hunt
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Ring Toss

Have you met a child that didn’t like throwing things? I didn’t think so. Set up a good old-fashioned carnival-style ring toss, and watch them squeal with joy. We love this rustic-style version from Etsy seller (and featured vendor in our November Bride Box), DownInTheBoondocks:
Ring Toss

Hula Hoop Contest

Get those youths in a friendly little hula hoop competition. The winner can get a gift bag of treats. Plus, it’s a fact that kids love hula hooping. Just ask Hayley:
Hula Hoop Contest
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What activities are you setting up for kids at your wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!