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