3 Lawn Games to Entertain Your Guests

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 13, 2013

If you’re having an outdoor backyard wedding this summer, lawn games are must-haves! Set up the lawn games beforehand and add inviting sings like “May the odds be ever in your favor” or “Let the games begin,” so that it will encourage guests to play. They’re a great way to entertain them during cocktail hour (while you’re having pictures taken with your NEW husband) or even during the reception (as long as you don’t mind them missing from the dance floor). Choose between these fun favorites:

1. Croquet


Photo: Elevate Photography

2. Chess 


Photo: Amanda Lloyd Photography

3. Hula Hoop

hula-hoop-lawn-gamesPhoto: Elevate Photography

Other lawn games to consider: giant jenga, twister or scrabble, bocce ball and horseshoes. Which lawn games did you pick? Share in the comments below!


How to Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Posted by llongacre on May 09, 2012

Your wedding day is the one day where you get to have everyone you love together at the same place and at the same time. Your guests are there to celebrate this special day with you and make memories to last a lifetime. By including fun, creative activities, your guests will keep talking about your special day for years to come!

Lawn games are a fantastic way to keep guests entertained during cocktail hour. Croquet, bocce ball, horseshoe,s and bag toss are a few games that can get your guests mingling with one another and can be easily played in lovely wedding attire. In addition, these games can always be personalized to fit the theme or color scheme of your wedding.

Croquet is a lawn game in which players use mallets to hit colored wooden balls through wickets. The winning team is the one who gets through the most wickets. Bocce ball, also known as lawn bowling, is a game where teams bowl to get as close to the jack as possible. The winning team is the one who has the most balls closest to the jack. In Horseshoes, two teams take turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground and the team that has the most horseshoes on their stake wins. Bag toss has players toss bean bags so that they land in the hole or on the board. The player scoring the most points wins. Activities like these give your guests the chance to play games they might not play very often and enables them to break the ice and laugh with each other.

Photo booths are a popular trend at weddings and for good reason. They create personalized keepsakes for your guests to take home and are a great way to get everyone out of their seats and having a fun time. Many even include props, adding a whole new level of fun and comedy to the experience. Guests can feel free to act silly and express their excitement in their photographs. Since your guests probably don’t get to see each other as often as they would like to, they will appreciate having those pictures to look back on and remember the laughs they shared on your special day.