Inside: Indoor Wedding Games You’re Guests Will Actually Want to Play.
YOU’RE MARRIED! Now it’s really time to party!
In addition to a delicious feast, flowing drinks, and a killer wedding playlist, some couples like to get the party started with wedding reception games. Some of our favorites include ice-breakers, to bride and groom trivia, or even an on theme pinata smash.
No matter what, these totally fun indoor wedding games are perfect for your post-nuptial celebration.
Fun Indoor Wedding Games Everyone Will Love
Stand Up, Sit Down: All that sitting during the reception can be hard on guests’ backsides. Get them on their feet with a trivia game that instructs people to stand or sit in response to questions about the bride and groom.
Giant Word Search: If you’re all for a bit of wedding DIY, transform a chalkboard into a word search that your guests can try their hand at all day long. Write the letters in permanent paint and provide chalks only for circling words on the day.
Include names of people in the wedding party, names of places you’ve traveled to together and details about yourselves for your guests to find. Top marks for whoever finds the most words in the quickest time!
Bride & Groom Trivia: Mc has questions and you have to get the answer right (about the couple) to get them to kiss.
The Shoe Game: In this game, the couple sits back to back and exchange one shoe each so they are each holding one of their own shoes and one of their partner’s shoes. The game host will read out a series of questions such as, “Who is the better cook?” and the couple will have to decide (by raising the shoe of the person they pick) without seeing who the other person has chosen. This game often gets lots of laughs and is enjoyed by both the guests and the couple.
Wedding Guest Bingo: This game is the perfect ice breaker. Makeup bingo cards that have fun facts about some of your guests instead of the usual letters and numbers. Guests must collect the signature of each of the people with the fun facts in order to score Bingo!
Indoor Wedding Games to Play
Picture Scavenger Hunt: Send your guests on a digital scavenger hunt by creating a list of 20 wedding moments for them to capture with their phones, such as the newlyweds kissing; someone cheers-ing; a group selfie; etc. Not only does this give your guests a fun activity, but you’ll also end up with even more pictures at the end of the day.
Pinata: Keep it on-theme by getting a piñata shaped like a giant wedding cake, heart, or another symbol of love and let them have at it after or around the time when the wedding cake (or other desserts) is being served. Of course, the newlyweds will have to come and take a swing with them, too!
Bored-No-More Board Games: Take a playful—and colorful—approach to your centerpieces by using board games as mid-table eye candy. Dominoes, decks of cards, Trivial Pursuit, Life and Yahtzee all make for crowd-pleasing wedding games guests can play.
Flip Cup: Back to those college glory days! If your guests are the imbibing type, you may want to include wedding drinking games like Flip Cup. To keep things from getting too out of control, fill a few of the red party cups with water or unspiked punch.
Arcade Games: For the game-loving couple, feature some of your go-to arcade games that adults and kids alike are sure to love.
Indoor Wedding Games for Kids
Chalkboard Games: Turn the games you’d find on a children’s restaurant placemat— tic tac toe, hangman, dots, and squares—into fun wedding games by creating erasable chalkboard versions so kids can play, wipe away and start again.
Mini I Spy: Create an I Spy Wedding Game just for the kiddos by creating scavenger lists filled with pictures instead of words. Pictures can include the wedding cake, a ring, shoes, a dress, balloons, and food. Supply them with disposable cameras and watch the hilarity ensue!
Dance Off: Adult guests can be slow to the dance floor, but that’s where kids can come in handy. Gather everyone around for a kid’s dance-off. Have kids dance together, or pair up an adult and kid to challenge one another to the best moves. You’ll tucker the little ones out quickly all while getting the party started without a lot of pressure.
Couple’s Coloring Book: For the itty bitties of the kid’s group, create a wedding-inspired coloring book based on the details of your special event. Pair it up with a favors box filled with crayons, colored pencils, and stickers to help them personalize their takeaway activity book.
Just for Fun
Confetti Popping: What better way to end a big bash and a wedding full of games than with a fun confetti send off! As a final fun leaving wedding game treat your guests with these super colorful, biodegradable, and totally festive confetti poppers. Line up your guests for a final goodbye and big hooray as you leave your reception, say I DO, or during your first kiss.
More Fun Game Ideas You’ll Love
- Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games – Have you jumped on the Minute to Win It craze yet? If not, you are definitely missing out. They are such fun and simple games to put together and a blast to play. From tossing bouquets to saying yes to the dress these Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games are a blast!
- Bachelorette Party Games – Planning a bachelorette party can be super stressful because there are so many things to think about. But girl, I’ve got you covered with the games and activities. Here you’ll find twenty-five printable bachelorette party games.
- Boozed Up Drinking Games – Oh we have all had “ONE OF THOSE” nights. You know what kind of night I’m talking about, the ones where it just seems like you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Surrounded by friends, laughing all night, cheering to the best days of your life. Those sweet, sweet nights. I love night like that. These boozed-up party drinking games are the perfect way to celebrate the best nights of your life.