Fun Games and Activities That Will Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Here at we know that a lot goes 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.

Take a glance at our collection of fabulous games and activities that will keep the party exciting, fun and unique! Ceremony, cocktail hour or reception; young or old; indoors or out…we’ve got your covered!

Photo Slideshow During Dances
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Photo Slideshow During Dances

Add a special element to the individual dances during your wedding reception. Create a photo slideshow for each of the dances that features photos (old and new!) of those dancing:  Bride/Groom, Father/Bride, and Mother/Groom. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a dry eye in the crowd!

The Shoe Game
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The Shoe Game

For a good laugh and a quick filler during dinner or dessert try the Shoe Game. The bride and groom sit back-to-back answering a list of questions about their relationship such as: “Who initiated the first kiss?” or “Who is the better driver?” Check out the full instructions and over 150 question ideas here.

Giant Canvas Balloon Splatter Art
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Giant Canvas Balloon Splatter Art

We love this fun idea for creating a unique piece of art that commemorates your wedding day. It will take a little bit of set up on the front end, but will give guests something fun to do during your cocktail hour and give you a custom piece of wall art for your new home! Check out these step-by-step instructions and video for setting up your very own canvas.

Fun Games and Activities that Will Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained | Newspaper Style Wedding Program
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Newspaper Style Wedding Program

Give your wedding program a makeover and help your guests pass the time while they wait for your grand entrance! Fill your custom Newspaper Program with photos, interesting facts, and newspaper style games such as sudoku, word find or crossword puzzle. With just a few clicks you can get started on your own wedding program!

lawn game
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Lawn Games

What better way to celebrate your “I Dos” than with a little friendly competition? Bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, hula hoops, giant Jenga and corn hole make excellent entertainment at an outdoor cocktail hour or reception. We love the way this couple turned corn hole boards into their wedding guestbook!

Fun Games and Activities that Will Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained | Anniversary Messages
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Anniversary Messages

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.

I Spy Wedding Game
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Camera I Spy

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, etc.

Kids Goodie Bag
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Kid’s Goodie Bag

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!

Wed Libs
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Wed Libs

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!

Board Games
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Board Games

Young and old alike can bring their A-game for an exciting array of board games. 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!

Fun Games and Activities that Will Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained | Wedding Advice Cards or Book
Conversation Starter Wedding Guest Book from Martha Stewart Wedding | Wedding Memory Cards from The Every Last Detail

Advice Cards or Book

Instead of giving a blank slate for messages in your wedding guestbook, 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!

Happy Planning!

Let the good time roll! Check out our other wedding planing posts for more ideas on making your day extra special! May your wedding day be filled with precious memories, loads of laughter and even some friendly competition!

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