Happy Friday! The wedding I blogged yesterday had SO many awesome reception details, so I wanted to share this post again. If you want your guests to stick around at your reception, you've got to have a few fun things for them to do! If you need any extra ideas, check out yesterday's post, because Jessica + Brett's reception had it all! Have a great weekend! xoxo
At every wedding, there are always a few people who leave before the reception... or at least right after dinner. When it comes to planning your reception, you want to make sure you have plenty of fun things to keep your guests entertained so they'll stick around! You know you need music, a cake, a bouquet and garter toss, and maybe some cocktails, but there are so many more options for making your reception super fun and memorable for your guests!
Here are five ways to make your reception unforgettable.
At The Barn, our lawn is perfect for gaming. We have cornhole boards (if you don't know what cornhole is, it's the tossing-the-bean-bag-through-the-hole game ;). It's also the perfect place for a game of horseshoes, or just hanging out around the fire pit. Another good option for a reception game that's actually funny and entertaining... the shoe game!
Build-Your-Own Snack Bars
If you're anything like I am, you're probably endlessly entertained by build-your-own snack bars. S'mores are always popular, as well as flavored popcorn bars. A candy bar is ALWAYS a good idea, especially when it's color-coordinated and displayed beautifully! Other ideas I love for build-your-own bars: ice cream sundaes, ice cream floats and trail mix.
Weddings typically aren't much fun for kids! You can keep the children at your wedding entertained (and their parents stress-free) by having a kid-friendly table filled with games, coloring sheets and crayons. They'll love you even more if you provide kid-friendly meal options, like mac and cheese!
Set up a table with small questionnaires for your guests to fill out. Ask your guests to write a few words of marriage advice, or ask fun questions like, "What should we name our kids?" or "Where do you see us 10 years from now?" Reading the answers after your wedding will be so fun!
Late Night Snacks
Your guests are going to be hungry after all that dancing. Provide your guests with delicious late night snacks a couple hours after dinner. Choose finger foods that aren't super messy and are easy to eat. Any food in mini form is always irresistible... Think mini burgers, mini tacos, mini cookies with mini glasses of milk, or those tiny grilled cheese sandwiches with shot glasses of tomato soup! I also love the idea of having a food truck or an ice cream truck show up during your reception!
What do y'all think of these ideas? What ideas would you add?