Post # 1
During my cocktail hour, we are planning on having some outdoor lawn games. I will also have a DIY photobooth area during cocktail hour.
I have to pick my favorite from the list we’ve come up with:
-“Lucky You” Horseshoes
-Ladder Ball “& Chain”
-Cornhole w/ monogrammed boards
-“Wedding” Ring Toss (with vintage bottles to toss onto)
-Heart Dearts (a rustic dartboard shaped like a heart)
I will have around 50-60 people so I don’t think I need all these games – which ones are your favorite? What would you have the most fun playing?
Post # 3
At first I was so anti lawn games because I didn’t want my cocktail hour to turn into a tailgate. But, the more I thought about our setting (barn with huuuuuuge outside grounds), and how happy it would make my FI, I gave in and let him have cornhole. My only request was that we get a nice monogrammed set or two and not use our typical football game tailgating set.
Post # 4
Ok, “cornhole” means something waaaaaaay different up here so I need someone to clarify before I feel comfortable voting for that lol.
This sounds like so much fun! If you’re doing a rustic/outdoor wedding I think this will be a blast. I would lean toward games that anyone could win or play/games that people are familiar with.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I personally am not a fan of the idea. Is the wedding all outdoors? What’s the attire? Heels and grass do not mix well.
Post # 6
@kateisstoned: …I regfuse to vote…Croquet is not an option, and if you don’t supply people with a croquet set, how on Earth are they supposed to play Full Contact Croquet, as is tradition when you leave guests unsupervised with mallets and balls?
Post # 7
My top choice would be bocce ball.
Post # 8
Lawn games! Lawn games! Not everyone likes to dance. Some people like an alternative!
But CROQUET should be an option, for sure.
As far as anything else goes, just remember that games which require you to throw things (especially heavy things, like horseshoes) and alcohol do not mix, for health and safety reasons.
If you are worried about heels and grass, you could provide a box of heel protectors by the bar, perhaps?
Post # 9
@Christy42213: The wedding ceremony + cocktail hour are outdoors, reception inside. The lawn games wouldn’t actually be on any lawn since I am having my wedding in the mountains – they would be placed on patio outside (where cocktail hour is). The attire? Not sure yet. I anticipate summer sun dresses (heels not required) and casual suits (maybe not even suits for everyone, I’d be fine with guys in button-ups, no ties)…so technically beach formal, even though it is in the mountains.
Post # 10
I guess “lawn games” was a poor word choice since there is no lawn. Pretty sure croquet requires a lawn otherwise I so would!
Post # 11
The only one I would avoid is darts b/c mixing darts and alcohol sounds like a terrible idea.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I think those sound like fun! I like the darts, cornhole, and horseshoes the best, maybe just because I like throwing things? But I think everyone would enjoy having something to do other than small talk and drink.
Post # 14
@Nona99: Bahahaha! Seconded!
Post # 15
I’d love this idea and would have a blast:)
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@kateisstoned: I originally wanted to have guests play a bunch of games at our wedding too ’cause none of our friends are big on dancing and I thought we’d have to come up with something else for them to do. But honestly, once you get a timeline organized, there’s really not a lot of extra time! Guests will want to eat, drink, and socialize. So don’t add games just because you think guests need something else to do to keep them occupied. They’ll be fine without it!