Are you looking for fun and creative ways to make your wedding reception unforgettable? In addition to a beautiful ceremony, delicious food, endless drinks, and a fantastic DJ, some newlyweds like to get the party going with wedding reception games and activities. Consider these creative wedding reception ideas for your summer wedding.
Picture Scavenger Hunt
Send your guests on a hunt for the best photo-worthy moments! Encourage your guests to snap memories throughout the night and include a list of possible moments for them to capture, such as "take a group selfie" or "snap a picture of the newlyweds kissing."
Tip: Turn the hunt up a notch by creating a contest where you can vote for the best pictures from each category and provide small prizes for the winners.
Giant Word Search
Transform a chalkboard into a giant word search that your guests can try to solve throughout the evening. It's best to use fine tip chalk markers to prevent smearing or accidental erasing, and provide guests with regular chalk for circling the words. For an added level of excitement, include unique trivia answers about the newlyweds.
Wheel of Dares
Encourage guest interaction by creating a wheel of dares that your guests can spin throughout the night. Include options like "find a random dance partner" or "post a silly-face selfie on Instagram."
Summertime is synonymous with festivals and carnivals. Why not bring that celebration to your reception! Guests will love swinging a mallet to see who's the strongest or throwing baseballs to topple milk bottles. Provide small prizes for those who hit the highest marker or knock down the most bottles.
Oversized Connect Four
Bringing Connect Four to your summer wedding is a perfect way for children and adults to enjoy the outdoors while playing a timeless childhood game. Build or purchase your own life-sized version of this game to provide an alternative for guests who aren't keen on dancing.
Another activity to add to your list is a classic ring toss game. Set up your ring toss to bring out your wedding guests' competitive spirits. Get creative by decorating each bottle with the names of the newlyweds and everyone in the wedding party!
Who doesn't love a good round of Jenga? Bring on the competition by playing the life-sized version—imagine trying to stop a four-foot Jenga set from tumbling down! This game is great for adults and children and will create unforgettable memories.
Remember these creative wedding reception ideas for the summer when planning your big day. Whether hosting an outdoor party or an intimate indoor gathering, these wedding games are perfect for guest interaction. These activities will entertain your guests while you pose for wedding photos, socialize, or enjoy a one-on-one moment with your new spouse.