At most wedding receptions, the main entertainment is in the form of a DJ or band. But what about guests who don't like to dance? Let's face it, a wedding reception can sometimes be a little boring for those folks. That's why we went on the hunt for easy party games you can add, ranging from individual projects to table games to group activities.
Table Games: I Spy Not only is this fun for kids and adults alike, but it's a wonderful way to get extra photos from your wedding. Ask your guests to use their digital cameras or smartphones to capture the moments even the best photographers sometimes miss. Add a line on your “I Spy” card with an address where guests can upload photos (Wedding Snap, Wed Pics, Wed Social ) Bonus: With digital cameras, you don't have to worry about wasting money developing less-than-stellar photos from disposables.
Table Games: Mad Libs
Who doesn't love Mad Libs? This dinner-table activity is also a great way for your guests to bond as they ask each other questions. Plus, you'll get a kick out of reading all of the responses after the wedding.
Table Games: Booklets
Come up with a question for each table, and put a mini booklet and pens for guests to add their ideas. Some suggestions: What should we do on date nights? What should we name our first child? How should we celebrate our first anniversary? What's the secret to a happy marriage?
Table Games: Booklets
Or, place a booklet on each table that corresponds to the table number, and ask guests to write a message for you to read on that anniversary. No peeking until you hit each milestone!
Table Games: Guess Who?
Create personalized boards featuring your wedding guests! You can build a mini set for each table, featuring the guests at that table, or create "bride's side" and "groom's side" versions, giving the bride's side to the groom's side and vice versa. This will help your guests learn each other's names and faces. Bonus: Since you're talking about real people, you can ask more personalized questions than just “does this person have a mustache?”
Table Games: Board Games
Instead of floral centerpieces, place a game at the center of each table. Encourage your guests to swap with other tables throughout the night for endless fun. Or, add a game station, where guests can grab a board game for their table.
Table Games: Cards Against Humanity
Get a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity started by ulitizing the funny cards as escort cards (just try to keep it clean, for Grandma's sake!). Put a few question cards in the center of each table, with additional answer cards at each place setting.
Yard Games: Cornhole
This classic beanbag game can easily be personalized for your wedding; add your silhouettes or monograms, or get a set in your wedding colors.