(Closed) Lawn Games at Cocktail Hour

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We would totally play them! But…think about your guest list…what kind of people are you working with? Maybe your FIL’s aren’t those kind of peeps…

Post # 4
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had horseshoes during our cocktail hour & only a few people played them. But, I also had memory boxes set out and most of our guests went through those, so if those weren’t there I think more would of played horseshoes. 


Even if you don’t think people will play, its nice to have & cute 🙂 



Post # 5
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would play them if they were there, but wouldn’t miss them if they weren’t because I’d never expect them. I think it depends on the age/demeanor of your guests. My friends and family would get a game going with no hesitation.

Post # 6
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…given the propert amount of alcohol and an opportunity to make an ass out of myself, I would totally be out there, rocking a mallet, between the legs style while Mr. 99 ran interference in the first ever, full contact croquet game in the history of the Earth…

Post # 7
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…I will also add…if there is an opportunity to win something, anything, regardless of how inane or worthless….I will totally play a game

Post # 8
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@orangeroses29:  how long is your cocktail hour?  i am guessing that most women in heels may not wish to participate but you know your guests.  will this fit into the type of wedding you are having?  if it’s going to be a garden party style wedding, i think croquet and bocce will be a great idea, only if you have enough time between ceremony and reception.   also, make sure your guests are prepared for this.

Post # 10
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That location is perfect for a few games! I say do it! (I would play for sure)

Post # 11
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@orangeroses29:  I am also set on having cornhole at our wedding and got a similar response as you did. We are getting married at 11am so our reception is a day thing. I have a great fear that everyone will leave as soon as the cake is cut.

When I told my mom we were having corn hole she called me crazy, but the groom and all of his guy friends will love it so I am excited to use the boards we made!

Good Luck


Post # 12
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I would totally play! we and our friends play cornhole and monkeynuts all summer long. We’re having them at our wedding of course. 

(Ps, can I just say that I planned that before it suddenly became A Thing! I swear that all my original-ish ideas are getting co-opted by Style Me Pretty. Oh well.)

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