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Getting the Party Started with Reception Party Games

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You’ve planned the perfect outdoor wedding and have your schedule set for the big day, but you may have forgot about one gap in your guests schedule. As your guests start arrive at the reception location and wait for the party to begin, things can get a little dull while the wedding party is busy taking photos. Spice things up for your guests and add some of these great outdoor games as a fun way to forget the wait.

Giant Jenga

Take this classic kids game and take it up a notch by bumping up the size of the blocks. This is a great game that all guests can enjoy no matter their age. Double the fun by writing questions on the blocks and now your guests can get to know each other better while they play!


This tailgate staple can transition easy to entertain guests at your outdoor reception. Consider custom painting the wood to match your wedding colors and even your last name so you have a personalized backyard game you can keep forever.

Bolo Balls

While this one is slightly lesser known than other backyard games, it definitely is not any less fun. It is easy to learn and can be played by everyone except small children. This one can also be painted to match your wedding palette.

Oversized Games

With a simple online search you can find lots of well known games optimized for outdoor fun. Giant checkers or chess, Connect 4, and Scrabble are only a few of the games you can find for your wedding guests to play.


Break out the mallets and give your guests the chance to compete against each other with this more challenging backyard game. Consider simplifying a version for your younger attendees if children will be present.

Bocci Ball

This simple, yet addicting, game is easy to supply for your guests and can get pretty competitive. They can play in teams as well to maximize the number of players.

Mini Golf

Get slightly more creative and think about making some mini golf holes for your guests to test their putting skills. Whether you have one or nine different holes, it won’t even feel like they are waiting as they play.

Any of these will help make your wedding more memorable and fun for your guests. It also gives the non-dancers something to do once the party gets started. Talk it over with each other and pick one or more of these games to bring to your big day!