(Closed) Reception games?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’ve seen some cool Eye Spy cards at tables on Pinterest.  I’ve also pinned a Conversation Starters jar that you put on every table.

We’re going to probably do the conversation starters on the tables, and then we’re going to have a bunch of lawn games since it’s outside.  We’ll have cornhole (or “bags” as some people call it), bocce ball, and ladderball.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My cousin got married last year, and he and his now-wife did a couple cute things I liked. One was the anniversary dance. It was a pretty big wedding so it worked. All the married couples got on the floor to dance to whatever song (or songs) you choose, and then the DJ or announcer says if you’ve been married for 1 hour leave the floor, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, etc. The last couple on the floor at his wedding had been married over 60 years. It was really sweet and was an awesome reminder about how meaningful marriage actually is.

A more fun and entertaining game they played was the shoe game. He had one of his wife’s shoes and one of his own shoes, and she did the same, and they sat back to back in chairs in the middle of the dance floor. Then they would ask questions like who spends the most money, who is the better driver, who made the first move in the relationship…things like that or whatever you can think of. You can probably google questions for that. And then they would hold up whichever shoe of the person that they thought answered the question. It got really really funny!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1)Guest Bingo. 

2)Shoe Game

3)Eye Spy

4)Blindfold the Groom

5)Hot Potato with the throw bouquet/garter

6)Longevity Dance

There’s a book that has several ideas.  I’ll look up the name if you’re interested

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Went to a wedding in january and i really want to steal the ideas but they’ll most likely be invited to my future wedding. 

1st game was a free for all contest for the best pick-up line in the 3 categories 1. funniest 2. most romantic 3. naughtiest 

2nd game was to be in bridesmaid&groomsmen pairs and to reenact a scene from a romantic comedy that was preplayed on the screen, and were given a script.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kerpao:  Oh how fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s not exactly a game, but my brother and his wife had a great idea where they put little puzzles on each of the tables kinda like these http://www.brilliantpuzzles.com/Disentanglement_Wooden_Puzzles.html or http://www.brilliantpuzzles.com/Wire_Disentanglements_Metal_Puzzles.html– they were great talking points, as well as providing a distraction for the shy people at the table (who could just pretend to be so engrossed in the puzzle, that they didn’t have to talk more than they were comfortable)

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

For a couple hundred ideas, check out…
The Best Wedding Reception Ever (Hard Cover or Kindle) by Peter Merry

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a “Wedding Newspaper” and everyone had a blast about it!!! Take a look in  happymomentsconvitesblogspot.com

Like this:

Also, we had a Polaroid for the guests take pic of each others, glue them to our guestbook and then write a message – they loved it!

For the kids, I organized a “Biggest Harry Potter Fan” contest 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m begging my mom to dig out her old croquet set… might do a few other lawn games, as well, if the weather is nice.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We won’t be playing reception games.  Not my thing!

I would avoid games that “charge” people to participate (dollar dance, kiss jar, etc), but that’s because it would be viewed as rude in my circle.  If your guests are okay with it, then it should be fine!

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