Entertain your reception guests with these seriously fun outdoor wedding game ideas
At sunshine weddings Spain, we understand that a destination wedding in Spain, isn’t just about making sure things run smoothly on the day, rather it’s about offering a range of services and support to all our bridal couples throughout their entire wedding planning process, including organising and suggesting fun leisure activities for you and your guests to come together before or on the big day.
If you’re looking to make your wedding reception a fun and festive affair, check out today’s feature article, where we are going to take a look at some entertaining and unique games you can incorporate during your wedding reception, perfect for breaking the ice and for getting all your wedding guests, young and old, interacting and having fun.
This is a classic lawn game that will keep your guests entertained throughout the afternoon and into the evening. You can even have the board and bean bags personalised to fit into the overall wedding décor, adding a touch of finesse to the fun.
Perfect for a wedding in the countryside, plus it’s easy to set up pretty much anywhere that has grass. Invite guests to grab a mallet and get a match started on the lawn.
Did you know that croquet was first played with hoops made of willow rods and mallets made of broomsticks in Ireland around 1850, and believed to originate from a French game.
Perhaps more for those younger guests, full of bounce, a bouncy castle provides an exciting element to your reception to keep you and your guests in high spirits.
A wedding bouncy castle will provide unstoppable enjoyment and amusement to your special day. And a beautiful white wedding bouncy castle makes for a striking element and will be sure to wow your guests.
If you have an outdoor venue with spacious gardens or grounds, then a treasure hunt is a fantastic game to play. In fact, treasure hunts set up during the wedding reception are becoming an increasingly popular way to get guests interacting before the meal and are great at keeping younger guests amused at the same time.
Typically the treasure hunt is done on foot, but remember not to make the clue locations too challenging as most guests will be in their ‘Sunday best’.
A giant chess set at your reception makes for a very attractive garden game and will be sure to draw attention from your guests.
Not only is the game fun to play, the eye-catching monochrome colours make for an original setting as guests arrive for the party.
Guests will need little or no encouragement to get involved in games of strategy and the younger wedding guests will simply enjoy moving the pieces around, even if they’re not quite up to speed on the rules.
This is a perfect and simple game with a personalised touch, great to get your shy guests participating and having some fun. On the back of the name cards write out simple and personalised dares for each guest to do whilst seated, waiting for the wedding breakfast to commence.
The dares can be anything from “kiss the person next to you” to “take a selfie with a stranger”. As you will be writing each dare, you can make them as spicy or daring as you feel to match your guests’ level of comfort.
This is an easy one to pull off for some real wedding fun. Simply grab a Twister mat—the bigger the better—and wait for some never-ending madness and laughter to commence!
You can never go wrong with wedding games like Foosball, an ideal ‘filler’ for that period between the afternoon meal and evening activities at weddings. The table also adds a touch of playful décor to the day.
Set up a competition between the groom and bride’s side and watch the fun unravel.
A horseshoe is known as a good luck symbol for newlyweds, so highlight this wedding tradition with a game of horseshoe tossing. The shape of the horseshoe also makes throwing unpredictable, adding to the fun.
This game also creates great photo opportunities and works well for rustic themed weddings.
Why not turn your reception drinks into a fun outdoor wedding game? Have a cocktail making station set up outside and challenge your guests to use their best mixing skills. Provide colourful straws, fruit and umbrellas to add a touch of flare to the affair.
Sunshine Weddings Spain works with some fantastic wedding entertainers, especially for children, and our full service planning implies anticipating your every need and covering any service you can think of. Reach out to one of our team members today for more information on how we can make your wedding day extra special for everyone.