While most engagement parties are adult only affairs, there comes a time when you have to invite the younger folk and their grand parents. At this point, it would only be sensible to go for family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.
If you are in charge of such a party and wondering what activities to undertake, having people play some simple but family friendly games is a great way to encourage interaction and keep the engagement sky-high.
Some of the games that would suit such an occasion include:
This is a fun twist on the classic game of bingo. Guests are given a blank bingo card and are asked to fill in each square with a gift that they think the bride-to-be might receive. As the bride opens each gift, guests mark off the corresponding square on their card. The first guest to get a “bingo” (either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) wins a prize.
The Shoe Game
This game is a fun way for guests to get to know the couple better. The couple sits back to back and holds one of each other’s shoes. The host then asks a series of questions (e.g. “Who is more likely to do the dishes?” or “Who is more likely to be late for a date?”). The couple then raises the shoe of the person they think is the answer. It’s a fun way to see how well the couple knows each other!
Wedding Mad Libs
Mad Libs is a classic word game that can be customized for a wedding theme. Guests are given a sheet of paper with blanks for various words (e.g. noun, adjective, verb) and are asked to fill them in. Once all the blanks are filled, the host reads the completed story aloud, which often results in hilarious combinations!
The Newlywed Game
Similar to The Shoe Game, this game tests how well the couple knows each other. The host asks a series of questions (e.g. “What is your partner’s favorite movie?” or “What is your partner’s biggest pet peeve?”) and the couple writes down their answers separately. The answers are then revealed to see how well they match up.
Love Story Trivia
This game tests guests’ knowledge of the couple’s love story. The host prepares a list of questions about how the couple met, their first date, and other significant moments in their relationship. The first guest to shout out the correct answer wins a point. The guest with the most points at the end of the game wins a prize.
This is a fun drawing game that can be customized for a wedding theme. Guests are divided into teams and are given a list of wedding-related words or phrases (e.g. “bride and groom,” “flower bouquet,” “wedding cake”). One member of the team has to draw the word while their teammates try to guess what it is. The team with the most correct guesses at the end of the game wins a prize.