(Closed) Ideas for entertainment at a small reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@S2013:  Do you know anyone who is a good artist? They could do caricatures. You could also set up your own photo booth. My venue allows us to use tape and stuff on the walls, so we might just set up something ourselves like a backdrop. 

I’ve also heard of people setting out board games and cards on a table so people who don’t want to dance can play them. If we do this it’ll probably be playing cards, chess, and mancala.

Do you have any good musicians that you know? Maybe a relative or friend can play a song or two for the guests?

If your reception is going to be outdoors you can set up lawn games like croquet and othere lawn games. And for indoors I’ve seen weddings that set up Rock Band and stuff.

Post # 4
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Aloha ๐Ÿ™‚

Our weddings probably gonna be around 50-75 people and we live in Hawaii ๐Ÿ™‚

I love hula, I’m probably gonna dance a song for our guests.

We are also gonna have some live music, simple kine, nothing crazy!

I also thought about doing one of those “I SPY” games and have them take pictures. Most people have cameras/cameraphones. I thought about putting different lists on each table and giving a prize for the first few people who send in their pics.


I like the photobooth idea & slideshow

Our reception will be outdoors under a tent & pavillion so we are going to have “portugese horseshoes” (pretty much trying to get a washer into a hole in a box). I’ve also found some easy outdoor games to DIY

Is your reception indoors or outdoors?


Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey there!

My reception will be about 60 – 70 people, and we have a few things planned..We aren’t big dancers either, and our reception is in the afternoon, so ‘dancing the night away’ isn’t really an option..:)

I ordered some of those wedding madlibs off of etsy and i plan on sprinkling those around the tables. We are going to have a DIY photobooth set up in the corner and at the end of the reception, I would love to have a pinata (or 2 – don’t know yet ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

I really liked this brides idea with the random numbers on thank you slips..


I wont be making our pinatas though.. just buying them ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 6
2270 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m hanging a big frame and providing photo booth props as a cheap “photobooth”. I am hanging a white sheet in the background and making and buying the props.

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