Post # 1
I am having my engagement party in the next few weeks. There will be about 75 people attending and it will be held during lunch time at a nice Italian restaurant. Can anyone give me some ideas as to what kind of games i can have my guests play? I know games are not normally done during an engagement party, but im having a photographer come to shoot the whole event, im only going ot have the music in the restaurant playing and I also want to make sure my guests are not bored.
I was thinking of having my matron of honor hand out cards that i will order which have different quotes on it, where guests have to guess if I or my Fiance said it.
Any other ideas? HELP!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
@kaitycakes: Games always feel really forced to me. Just let your guests have fun talking with each other and you. I know I would have a lot more fun talking to the people I know there as opposed to being forced into a silly game.
Post # 4
I agree. I kind of hate the games. So forced and really only fun for the person getting married.
Post # 5
We had games at our second reception and they went over quite well. That said, the group there was mostly my family and some long time family friends, very few people our age.
We had a wedding themed wordsearch and a sudoku in our programs at the actual wedding. One relative specifically thanked my spouse for them because it kept his kids entertained easily. They were just there, in case anyone got bored, or was a kid who was bored!
Given that it’s over lunch time, I don’t think you’ll have to worry too much about keeping people entertained.
The quotes idea sounds kind of fun to me. Just don’t push it too strongly, it should be fun. If you’re going to have any speeches or anything, you can run through the answers spaced out, or all at once and you will probably get a lot of laughs.