Yard Game Ideas to Keep Your Guests Smiling
I’m currently snuggled tight under a blanket staring out at gray skies, counting down the days until summer. I’m craving sunshine rays, outdoor barbeques, and sweet lemonade; and, for those of you up North during this dreaded winter, I can only imagine you’re right there with me.
So if you’re planning a wedding or reception in the great outdoors when the winter thaws, I have a few game ideas to keep your guests happy and smiling!
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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more beautiful ring toss before! The bottles can be painted several different colors - from rose gold (as pictured) to pearl white. The rope is all the same, but you can choose a different ribbon color to indicate who has each rope! It’s a gorgeous and rustic way to spice up your reception.
I had to google “Bocce ball” when I saw this. I couldn’t remember how to play and this photo looked so intriguing. If you don’t know, bocce ball is throwing your ball as close to the center ball (the Pallina) as you can (or something like that). So if you’re planning on an evening reception and want something to keep your guests entertained, glow in the dark set should do the trick!
There’s not a more simple and fun game as corn hole. All of your guests will flock towards it, but there’s no reason you need a boring old piece of wood. These beautiful corn hole boards are perfect to make your reception gorgeous - and you can keep for years to come!
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Checkers was one of my absolute favorite games as a kid. It was the only one where I could actually beat my dad (although maybe he let me win?) Either way, it’s an easy game to pick up and play for hours! This set comes in two sizes - 55” or 110” square and all the red and white pieces you’ll need.
I’ve never heard of Kubb before, but as I was researching lawn games, it kept coming up again and again. From what I can tell, it’s a throwing game with the objective to knock over the other team’s “kubbs.” If you’ve got a lot of room, this game could be an excellent way to let your guests have fun.
Make Jenga a little more interesting with this giant tumble tower! This comes with 18 rows of personalized pieces and stands 34” tall when you start. You also get the option of customizing the font and writing on the crate, as well as the wooden pieces. You could also include a Sharpie beside the tower and encourage guests to write a little note as a guestbook, too!