Here at RegistryFinder.com we know that you have a lot going into planning your big day! We also know that you want your wedding to be memorable and fun- one that your friends and family will talk about for years to come. Though we’re all about a good dance party, we also love the idea of including a special activity that will set your day apart from the rest. So take a glance at our collection of fabulous games and activities that will keep the party exciting and fun. Ceremony, cocktail hour or reception; young or old; indoors or out…we’ve got your covered!
Newspaper Style Wedding Program
Photo Courtesy of 100 Layer Cake
Help your guests pass the time while they wait for your grand entrance with a wedding program makeover! A Newspaper Program is filled with photos, interesting facts, and newspaper style games such as sudoku, word find or crossword puzzle.
Photo Courtesy of Style Me Pretty
What better way to celebrate your “I dos” than with a little friendly competition? Bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, hula hoops and corn hole make excellent entertainment at an outdoor cocktail hour or reception. This couple even turned corn hole boards into their wedding guest book!
Photo Courtesy of The Knot
Put your table numbers to good use! Place a journal on each table with the following message, “Please leave a note for bride and groom to read on their [table number] anniversary!” Not only will this eliminate a long line at your guestbook, it will give guests something to do during dinner and will give you a special memento for each anniversary.
Camera I Spy
Wedding I Spy courtesy of Etsy Seller Choice Wedding Signs
Have your friends and family assist your photographer! At each table, leave an “I Spy” list of things you’d like guests to photograph- you’re sure to get some special shots! And don’t forget to include sharing instructions- Facebook, Instagram (with your wedding hashtag!), email, or an app such as WedPics.
Kid’s Goodie Bag
Photo Courtesy of Rock N Roll Bride
If children are invited to your wedding, be sure you’re prepared for them! We suggest making a special goodie bag for each little guest. Fill it with activity or coloring books, crayons and pencils, stickers, glow sticks, small trinkets, snacks, or even a disposable camera and their own “I Spy” list! Here’s an adorable, free DIY activity book printable!
Photo Courtesy of Basic Invite
Give your guests the gift of laughter! Leave a wedding themed Mad Lib at each place setting for them to complete during the reception. This is also a great icebreaker if those seated at the table don’t know each other!
The Kissing Menu
Photo Courtesy of Etsy Seller Bliss Paper Boutique
The age-old tradition of clinging glasses for a kiss from the happy couple can get old real fast. But a Kissing Menu can save the day! In order to get the bride and groom to kiss, guests must complete a task from the “menu”. These hilarious tasks will keep your wedding guests involved and amused!
Young and old alike can bring their A-game for an exciting array of board games. Set up giant versions of Jenga, Dominoes, Yatzee, Connect 4, Tic-Tac-Toe at your outdoor wedding, or have a stash of traditional board games on hand so non-dancing guests can have some fun too! Feeling crafty? Make your own giant games!
Advice Cards or Book
Instead of giving a blank slate for messages, give guests specific questions to answer. For example: “What should we do on date night?” or “What should we name our dog?” You can do this as a notebook (free printable here!) or as cards left at each place setting. These make great conversation starters as well!
Let the good times roll! May your day be filled with precious memories, loads of laughter and even some friendly competition!
by Rebecca Haar, RegistryFinder GiveIt blog contributor