If you’ve been reading the blog for any amount of time, you likely already know just how important it is to make sure your wedding guests are entertained throughout your celebration. How do you do that? Well, amazing musical entertainment is always one of my first suggestions. A fabulous photo booth never ceases to keep guests occupied during lulls or down times, either. But if you’re really wanting something that will get both sides of the family mingling and laughing together in no time, regardless of age, you may want to look into hosting a few classic yard games at your event! I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite options for yard games at weddings below. Check them out, and start planning the entertainment for your wedding guests today!
Croquet is an American favorite as far as yard games go, and it’s a good bet that your grandparents played it while growing up, too. In fact, there’s an active association here in America dedicated to croquet, called the United States Croquet Association, and both national and international tournaments are held with victors. What does this mean for your wedding? As a wedding yard game, croquet can keep any age group entertained for hours. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you do need a designated area for it, as the wickets in the game can easily trip guests up during the reception when not clearly marked. Playing croquet isn’t too hard, either. Simply watch an instructional video or two, and you’ll be ready to play.
2. Giant Jenga
I actually never played the giant version myself as a child, but I imagine it’s just as suspenseful and fun as the normal-sized version! The large pieces also make this game a little easier for smaller guests to play. The best part? You can actually make your own Giant Jenga set. No need to buy!
3. Bocce Ball
Bocce ball is a truly classic yard game that I’ve seen recently at weddings and requires 2-8 players with very little equipment to play. You simply need a court and a set of bocce balls to get started. Tons of info exists for how to play bocce ball, too. Check out the video below for more info.
There’s something about horseshoes at a wedding that always make me smile. Horseshoes are considered a lucky gift to give the bride and groom, supposedly providing both luck and fertility to the happy couple as they enter their marriage. When you incorporate horseshoes into your wedding lawn games of choice, it can be seen as a nod to both good luck and good fun for all ages! Watch how to play horseshoes below.
Arguably the most popular yard game seen at weddings this year, cornhole is certainly an entertaining pastime for guests of all ages! It’s so popular that companies like Custom Wedding Games have built a business on creating custom wedding cornhole games especially for your celebration with a wide variety of unique options. Designs can be as simple as monograms or as elaborate as full images of you and your sweetie. We’re loving all the details and options they provide to match your wedding theme and colors perfectly! Check out a few of the fun choices they have below, and click on over to their website to learn more.
Want to brush up on the rules of cornhole? Watch the video below.
Regardless of what yard games you choose to feature at your wedding celebration, you most likely will need to make sure you have clearly marked signs for each game and a copy of the instructions to help guests enjoy the festivities for hours.
What yard games will you use for your upcoming wedding?
Tell me in the comments below!