In most of the Reception parties, I noticed that the bride and groom are busy primping; posing the photos etc. and the guest gets bore. Or I must say that in every party there is some down time for the guest, so it is always advisable to have some sort of fun games for your guests. But at the time of deciding any fun game, you have to keep in mind the age group you are going to entertain. In the wedding parties you will find the older crowd, the younger crowd, and those who don’t dance.
So today, I have come up with some kind of ice breakers for your wedding reception. These ice breakers will make your guest consumed during the party and will definitely be a fun time for them. Let me open my bag in front of you with all sort of ideas I have.
Shoe Game: This one is the most common wedding game, which is enjoyable for your entire guest. In this game, bride and groom are supposed to sit back to back in view of all the guests. Couples remove their shoes and trade one with each other, so that both have one of others and the one of his/her own. And then the MJ is going to ask them a series of questions, (like who said love you first? Who is going to do most of the cooking? etc. ). And for the answer of these questions, couples hold up the shoe of the person whom they think is the best possible answer. This game is going to be a real fun not only for the couple but also for the guests.
Mad lib: For this you can place a mad lib on each of the chair and ask the guest to fill it by the time reception starts. This will consume the time of your guest and will enjoy answering those funny questions.
Photo booth: This is the one which suits to every age group, where they can go and get themselves clicked. But you can make it fun for them by putting the chalk board with the chalk and the guest can write the quote of their own and get themselves click, or you can put some props which your guest can use to get themselves clicked in some funny memorable clicks.
Piñata: This one is all time favorite of kids. But it can be great fun in your wedding for guests, whether it is kids or the adult. Every one enjoys playing Piñata and love to gather the favors getting out from it.
Confetti bar station: For your guest you can arrange some kind of confetti bar station where you can put different kind of paper pieces and let your guest collect the one of their choice for showering the same on the wedding couple.
Silhouette banner: If possible you can arrange silhouette artist at your reception. This will make your guest have fun in getting done their silhouette Photo.
Flip up tournament: This one is going to be a great fun for the guest by challenging each other for the tournament and here you can make the arrangement for some kind of favors for the winners. For this what you need is the just a table and the glasses full of drinks and can ask your guest to challenge each other for drinking more glasses.
There are many other games also which you can incorporate in your wedding receptions like some kind of board games, Jenga, Musical Chair, and Ring toss etc. incorporating the games is a nice idea but you should always try to maintain balance between the game and other party rituals. As I have seen some times it happens, that the games either overshadow your party or vice-verse. Other than this, you can ask your guest to mention their wish list for the songs through RSVP cards, this will also help your guest to dance on their tune.
Please suggest what you think about the playing games at the reception.