Warm nights, long days. The summer ushers in the height of wedding season, along with the promise of memories to be made, conversations to be started and, increasingly, games to be played. That’s right, keeping your guests entertained has put the wheels in motion for funfair favourites, vintage throwbacks and lawn time classics. Looking to celebrate your day outdoors? Fetch the bunting and turn your wedding party into a fête – perfect for a gathering in the countryside of otherwise!
Don’t Be Shy
One of the most kitsch ways to keep everyone happy? Set up a makeshift coconut shy! Ideal for any extravaganza, this old-time activity comes straight from the runaway fair and village fête – promising hours of competitive throwing! As for the coconuts? Bring a little of the beach and tropical paradise to your day…
Borrow some festival fun with a brightly coloured piñata. The great news? Kids love these. You can stash the piñata with goodies perfect for little hands. But don’t just stop there with this novelty, a piñata can be a fabulous way to treat the adults too! Make an event of the piñata at your wedding by filling it with favours or even photos to tell a story!
Limbo, limbo, limbo!
Love to dance? Feel the rhythm at your wedding by introducing the limbo pole to the dance floor! With a highly addictive tropical twist, your friends can form a total conga line! Just make sure you have your photographer on hand and at the ready to snap some ridiculously fun shots of your guests mid-limbo!
A Game of Croquet
Channel Alice in Wonderland and the favoured English Country House pastime by constructing a wacky croquet course of your very own. Small groups can enjoy mini matches or bring the whole gang together for a full-scale afternoon tournament! We think that croquet is a great idea if your venue benefits from sprawling lawns and gardens!
Put a Ring on It
Station the ring toss at your wedding for an easy way to add to the entertainment! You can decorate the bottles to dazzle, work in perfect pastels and simply set this game up in a few crates outdoors on the terrace! It just goes to show that your wedding day can be turned into a makeshift carnival by focusing on quirky touches and lots of fun!
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