(Closed) What activities should i have for cocktail hour

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve never been to a cocktail hour with activites, but always stayed entertained mingling and snacking on hors d’ouevres and taking pictures with old friends. You could make whatever guest book you’re planning to have availablw now, especially if it will involve something creative, a polaroid, or a photobooth.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have a decent sized yard at our venue by the water so we are having cornhole along with the passed hors d’ouerves and music.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mbk318:  We are doing corn hole also! My brother is making it, my SIL decorating t an I’m making the “corn” bags. Can’t wait!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Games are unnecessary. People will happily mingle and eat during that time.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah I wouldn’t stress too much on trying to entertain people while they’re eating and drinking.  That’s enough entertainment for me 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

If you are looking for suggestions though, at my cocktail hour we did “Minute to Win It” games. Apple stacking, cup stacking, and others that I did not get to witness, since Darling Husband and I receded into our hotel room to have some private snacks before wedding guests stole us away from our dinner plate during the reception.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

We and a large majority of our guests are geeky, so for our cocktail hour (which is on a patio overlooking a huge, gorgeous lake) we will be putting out decks of cards, some trivia games, and some travel size board games. I have no doubt there will be big games of euchre and blackjack and all kinds of stuff going on…haha

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re having an outdoor wedding, so we’re having cornhole, croquet, and badminton, and we’re setting up a “tattoo parlor” with temporary tattoos with our initials 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I don’t think you need anything else, a jazz band sounds awesome!  I think cocktail hours are a great time for people to just mingle and talk.  If there were activities set out I probably wouldn’t do them, unless the cocktail hour was over an hour long.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think a jazz band is all you need. We went to a wedding once at an aqaurium, they paid extra to have specialists there to talk to you about the fish and quite honestly they were annoying. We just wanted to drink and have fun, not learn!

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