Games are a great time filler for your guests when you are off posing for your pics, and today’s entertainment ideas can be made easily on the cheap. 7 fab ideas to entertain all types, these games are sure to bring out the inner child in all of your guests. Enjoy xox
1. Ring Toss. A couple of beer crates, some glass bottles (mix if you can’t match) and some plastic bangles from the $2 store. Search Pinterest for some printable labels and make a sweet sign to match. Want to make it a drinking game? Use bottles of beer, and if you get the ring on the bottle, you get to drink the beer! Good times. Image found at Hostess with the Mostess
2. Tug of War. This simple game brings back childhood memories of Top Town and A&P shows! Tug of war is loads of fun, and suitable for most ages. Ask your local boaties (fishing boats have some beasty ropes) if you can borrow in exchange for a box of beers. Live inland? Ask around, there is bound to be someone who knows someone. This stunning image is by Kitchener Photography.
3. Giant Jenga. Everyone loves a game of Jenga, but the supersized version kicks ass. Follow this easy tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess to make a mountain of fun. Don’t have the tools or time to make your mega Jenga? Bat your eyelids at the Mitre 10 or Bunnings men and they will chop them up for you for free (give them the measurements and pop back later so not to hold up the line).
4. Egg and Spoon Race. As a kid I was a little bit competitive when it came to the egg and spoon race (when you are racing for chocolate things can get tense) but I have always loved this old school game and its amazing how much fun you can have with a tray of eggs and some spoons. It might pay to check with the venue if it’s ok to crack an egg or two on their lawn, but I’m sure most places will be more than happy if you promise to pick up the shells. Image by Kitchener Photography.
5. Horseshoes. This good old fashion game is harder than it looks but entertaining all the same. Ask a local blacksmith if you can borrow some horseshoes, hammer a steel peg in the ground and lay down the line for where you must stand. Doesnt get much easier than that! Check out the rules here (yes there are rules, who would have thought!) Image found at Style Me Pretty by Matt Edge
6. Rock Dominoes. This is a fab game for those who are feeling less energetic, and perfect for both young and old. Collect a few rocks and a test pot of paint (or a twink pen!) and get painting. This would be very cool on some large rocks too for those wanting to work up their appetite.
7. The Big Dig. The most memorable game of my childhood took place on the beach at the Toko Mouth sports day (where my parents had a little crib). While I don’t have the appropriate pic to explain this one, it really is a kick ass idea for a beach wedding.
Here is how it works… 1. You need to number some wooden stakes small enough to bury but large enough to find. Each number will have a corresponding prize (have some good ones and some booby prizes or guests can choose between chocolate or beer etc) 2. A large area is pegged off on the beach with four wooden stakes in the corners. 3. BEFORE the guests arrive on the beach, get out your spade and bury the numbered stakes in the sand!. 4. Get everyone within the pegs and say GO!
Who doesn’t like digging for buried treasure!!!