Let us help you find the perfect activities to amuse your wedding guests and complete your special day.
Lawn games, or yard games as some like to call them have been an essential wedding activity for decades. They can also be a great way to personalize the look of your wedding. What’s more, once the guests leave, you can keep the yard games and play them with your kids for years to come.
Bocce originated over 7,000 years ago in Egypt, so suffice to say, people have played it at many a wedding. All it requires is a bocce set and a relatively flat area. Bocce has simple rules, so it is a great game for weddings with a lot of younger guests.
Croquet is another fun lawn game for a wedding, although it requires a bit more setup. Since croquet is a team sport, it can be a great way to encourage people to get to know each other. Find ways to encourage your guests to play with people who they do not know yet.
Cornhole is one of the lawn games with the most potential for personalization. Crafty couples sometimes paint the boards with their names or initials, making them a fun memento of their special day. Our venue even has personalized Esperanza Ranch cornhole boards that many couples have used.
If you are a sporty couple, and you would like to make lawn games a centerpiece of the wedding, consider setting up a casual tournament that your guests can participate in. Before playing any equipment-intensive lawn games at your wedding, make sure to check with your venue first. At Esperanza Ranch, we have a 50-acre property complete with lush lawns that many couples have used for their lawn games.
But why stop at lawn games? There are many ways you can incorporate fun into your wedding through exciting rentals that cater to kids and adults alike.
Bouncy houses, bouncy castles, and giant slides are a fun way to pump up (pun intended) your wedding reception. You will be surprised by how many of your adult guests enjoy these nostalgic county-fair classics. You can even lean into that theme and set up some marquee letters to announce the different reception activities.
Karaoke machines are a fun late-night wedding element. They are easy to rent and can be a fun way to keep the party going after the band packs up. If you and your beau have a special song that you would like to perform as a karaoke duet, that’s always popular.
Photo booths have recently become a quirky wedding tradition. They are popular with all ages, and they automatically create the perfect party favor for the wedding.
Group games are a great way to bring the wedding guests together and break the ice. They can range from simple to complex.
Think of ways to help people at the tables bond with each other. Some couples choose to create fun trivia games for their guests so they can compete to see who knows the newlyweds best. This can be a great way to occupy the guests while they wait for the happy couple to make their grand entrance. Are there any popular table games that encapsulate your relationship? If there are chess lovers, consider having a few boards available for the non-dancers.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Disposable photo scavenger hunts during the reception can be a fun way to get the guests up and moving. Classic photo assignments include: “Take a picture of the bride and groom and take a silly photo with someone you don’t know.”
Make sure you find a way to entertain kids throughout the reception. Consider supplying the kids table with coloring supplies, or maybe hiring someone to lead group games with the kids after the meal is over.
At Esperanza Ranch, we pride ourselves in being one of the classiest and most creative wedding venues in Oklahoma. We help our guests create the perfect atmosphere for their party, whether they want to play croquet or set up a beer pong table to remind them of their college days.