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Hey, loves! Emma here. If you don’t already know this (hey, follow me!), I’m a proud mama to two sweet boys. They’re 4 and 1, so I’ve been knee-deep in Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, and Guess Who for quite some time now. And I’m quite good at getting to King Candy’s Castle quickly, if I do say so myself. If you’re having kids at your wedding, guests who don’t like to dance, or you want to up the fun factor on your wedding reception, you’re going to love these unique fun lawn games for guests! We’re sharing the best wedding lawn games and indoor reception games your guests can play at your celebration. These games are sure to delight guests of all ages. Plus, if you offer games to guests, it will be a huge talking point at your reception. Read on to find out more and see which giant garden games made the list!
Wedding Lawn Games
For this list, we’ve hand-picked the best wedding lawn games and activities for your guests to play. Some of these are specifically for lawns, while others can be moved indoors, if needed.
Check out these cute lawn signs we spotted at The Common Sign! ↓
We’ve included a few games your guests can play at the bar or sitting at tables with no to little setup required. We even found a fun Harry Potter game for all you muggles out there, along with games your parents will love (and grandparents, too). You are going to love the list we’ve compiled; in fact, these wedding lawn games are ideal for adding to your collection now, just in time for Labor Day weekend! You know… you might as well try them out first! ;) Enjoy!
NOTE: The best wedding lawn games are listed in no particular order. We love the lawn dice in #1 just as much as the cornhole boards in #16, so on and so forth. If you wish to buy any of the wedding lawn games featured here, just click on the appropriate image or link above or below the game listed.
BEST WEDDING LAWN GAMES
1. Jumbo Yard Dice
This jumbo yard dice is a hit for guests of all ages. The little kids will want to toss them just because they’re fun, while the more advanced players will try their hand at Yahtzee (aka Yardzee) or Farkle. By Father In Saw.
Buy yours here.
2. Giant Tic Tac Toe Lawn Game
3. Giant Connect 4 Lawn Game
The classic Connect Four / four-in-a-row game just got a huge upgrade. I think this is one of my top three in our best wedding lawn games list, simply because it looks like so much fun. I’ve seen one of these set up at a lobby recently and people couldn’t stop playing! By Yard Games. Buy yours here.
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4. Giant Word Game
This giant letter / word game from Jack and Jill’s is the larger-than-life version of Scrabble or Words With Friends. You can lay these out in a separate area of your reception on the floor, or out on the lawn for guests to make their own word boards. The set comes with 144 wooden tiles (each approximately 5″x5″), a carrying bag, laminated instruction card, and scorecard. Buy yours here.
5. Giant Dominoes
Who knew dominoes could be even more fun than they already are? I want to set them up and knock ’em all over! Or, you know, play the game according to the actual rules. Either way, check out how gigantic these are! By Jack and Jill’s. Buy yours here.
6. Cards Against… (Insert Your Favorite Here)
I’ve played Cards Against Humanity at a friend’s cabin up north when it first came out. That game is NUTS. Like, you really only want to play with a select type of group of friends. It’s incredibly awkward and you really need a sense of humor. The original version — called Cards Against Humanity — is available here. Caution: it is not exactly wedding appropriate, just sayin’. I did find this alternate version — Cards Against Profanity — which looks fun and has high ratings. It is the game for people who love Cards Against Humanity, but want to play with grandma. So it’s safe, fun, and better for playing with a group of people who might not be so bold and outrageous.
And you’re going to love this: Cards Against Potter is another appropriate choice, especially if you are having a Harry Potter Themed Wedding (that’s a thing, you guys!) or you just really, really want to beat the muggles at this incredibly fun and fast-paced game. Word to the wise: make sure you get the Cards Against Potter 1st Year Edition. It’s the clean, family-friendly one, more suitable for weddings. The other one is very adult-oriented. Here’s an example and it’s by DIYCAH. Buy yours here.
7. Giant Lawn Jenga
This set is SO HUGE, it’s rated for ages 12+. And that’s important to note because the wood is very heavy, especially when it topples over. It comes with a carrying bag and it also has FREE Prime shipping — get it in 2 days. Buy yours here. (P.S. If you don’t have Prime, WYD? Get it here. You can even try it free for 30 days!)
If you have wedding guests under the age of 12 playing (or you don’t mind waiting a little longer for shipping, or you prefer a handmade product), check out this oversized tower from The Dutch Goldfinch. It’s only $50, cheaper than the Jumbo set above, and it is suitable for guests of ALL ages (because it’s slightly smaller, but still big enough to be fun). Buy yours here.
8. Lawn Chutes / Skee Ball Game
Grab a tennis ball and toss it in! This lawn chutes / skee ball game from The Underground Shop is a lot of fun and easy to play for guests of all ages. It doesn’t take up too much room, either. Buy yours here.
9. Lawn Croquet
Croquet never goes out of style. This game must be played on the lawn, but it’s a great game for cocktail hour. And guests don’t sweat up too much (unless you’re a serious croquet player), so it’s a nice low-impact game everyone will enjoy. Get your classic set here. By Baden.
10. Bocce Ball
This is another of my top three in the best wedding lawn games list: bocce ball! This set comes with a carrying case and uses regulation size balls, which is very important for serious bocce players. By Trademark Games. You can buy yours here (and again with the free 2-day Prime shipping!)
11. Giant Checkers
12. Giant Playing Cards
I don’t know what it is, buy playing any card game with giant playing cards just makes you want to laugh. It’s too much fun! Play Euchre, Speed, Rummy, Poker, Go Fish, or a round of Solitaire. By S&S Worldwide. Buy your deck here.
No lawn game list is complete without classic horseshoes! Skip the plastic set; they’re just not the same. Opt for a real steel or metal set, like this one we found from St. Pierre. It comes in this awesome wood box, it is made in the USA, and it features a weather-resistant coating that makes it less corrosive and more weatherproof. Buy yours here.
by st. pierre
14. Giant Inflatable Bowling
Okay, this one looks crazy — but I can’t imagine a kid at your wedding who wouldn’t have a giant smile on his or her face while playing this game! Knock over all the huge inflatable pins with the ball — it’s that easy! You just need some extra room to play. Great for lawns or indoor spaces. By Hearth Song. Buy yours here.
15. Electronic Catchphrase
This one’s a little different: it is easy-to-play and everyone can be sitting down, so it’s great at reception tables or around the bar. The game is portable, so there’s no cards or anything to set up. The goal is to try to get your team to say a word shown on the screen (without actually saying the word). It even keeps score for you! I have this one at home and it’s always a party favorite. By Hasbro. Buy yours here.
16. Corn Toss
The classic bean bag toss game gets a giant upgrade with these custom boards from Miss Design Berry Inc. Choose from your choice of wood finish and get a custom decal for the board itself. Great as a wedding gift for your favorite couple, or to play at your reception (and for patio parties forever after!) Buy yours here.
If you’d like, you can have guests sign the cornhole boards and turn it into your own guest book alternative!
17. Wedding Scavenger Hunt
Here’s a game wedding guests can play at reception tables! Plus, after the big day, you’ll have a bunch of really fun photos compiled from guests and searchable on social media using your own custom hashtag. Fun idea! By Paper Peach. Buy yours here.
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18. Wedding Guest Mad Libs
Here’s another game guests will have fun with at their tables — and you get to read the hilarious response afterwards. Guests fill in the appropriate blanks (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) without reading the entire card. Then, afterward, they have a really funny fill-in card with wedding advice for the couple. Have guests place their completed “guest libs” in a basket or box and compile them in a book as a guest book alternative. By Weddings By Jamie. Buy yours here.
19. Leave a Note
And here’s a modern version of wedding mad libs, with some seriously sweet and honest answers, aka “I traveled all the way here in a freakin’ _____ for ______ (the truth will set you free). Ha! By Black Lab Studio.
20. The Kissing Game
Some couples don’t want to kiss just because someone clanks their glass with a fork or knife, so here’s an alternative! With a kissing menu, you’re really gonna make those guests work for that kiss. By P27 Creative.
21. Ring Toss
23. Ladder Ball
Also known as ladder golf, this game is one of my favorites. Toss the golf balls-on-a-string and try to get them to land on the rungs of the ladder. A crowd-pleaser anywhere you go! Comes with carrying case and official rules, so you know how to play and keep score. By LadderGolf. Buy yours here.
What are your favorite giant garden games?
So, what do you think of our list of best wedding lawn games? Do you have another favorite to add that we missed? Let us know in the comments section! Also, feel free ti voice any questions you have about setting up wedding lawn games or reception games at your celebration — we’re here to help!
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