Smooth out the day: Admit it, there will be down time when normally guests sit around waiting for you to arrive. Plan to fill that void with fun little games, kids and adults alike will thank you. This is a way to encourage the guests to mingle and learn about each other.
How to choose the games: Consider your audience. Do they know how to play badminton or croquet? If not, set up more well known games like lawn bowling, cornhole (aka bean bag toss) or volleyball. If you are really ambitious, put together a scavenger hunt.
Personalize or not to personalize: Now, I know what you are going to say… you’re feeling the urge to personalize lawn games by putting your picture at every croquet bracket and a fun fact about you as a couple on every bowling pin, am I right? Save your DIY talent for something that will make a bigger impact. Sometimes, it’s ok to just have old fashioned, goofy fun!
Photos by ALM Photography