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13 Lawn Games for Wedding Receptions

Keep your guests entertained after dinner and during formal portraits with an assortment of wedding lawn games that are fun for all ages! From competitive races to oversized game pieces, we’ve rounded up a list of the best lawn games for wedding receptions. These classic games are sure to be a big hit!

Lawn Dice

A new twist on an old game, this classic game of Yahtzee is always a big hit at any party. Also known as “Yardzee”, this game requires a large 5 gallon bucket, 6 giant dice, and a score large card or chalkboard.

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Gunny Sack Race

Ditch your wedding attire for a potato sack or pillow case and run wild in this fun race against time. First person to cross the finish line, wins a kiss from the happy couple!

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Ring Toss

What could be more symbolic of a wedding than giant rings being tossed around bottles of wine? Paint empty bottles of wine in your chosen wedding colors and embellish the rings with silver and gold glitter for extra wedding pizzazz!

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Also known as bean bag toss, cornhole is a popular backyard game that consists of a board and a hole for throwing bean bags into. Personalize the boards with your wedding colors, new last name and/or wedding date, and enjoy!

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Connect Four

This classic children’s game is a popular choice at receptions and for good reason. The giant-size makes it fun for all ages, and the game pieces can be painted to match your wedding colors for a personal touch.

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The wedding version of checkers includes a giant board and game pieces in your chosen wedding colors. For a foldaway option, use a checkers rug that can be easily washed and stored away for later.

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Ladder Golf

Bring your balls for this popular game of ladder ball, a wildly popular backyard party game that requires a steady hand and a pair of bolas (two rubber balls joined by a short rope). Guests earn points everytime they wrap their bolas around the ladder, and the first team to gain 21 points, wins!



Another giant lawn game for weddings, Jenga is all about balance and strength. Personalize each game block by adding facts about you and your partner, or write silly actions that guests have to do such as kiss the bride or groom!

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Marriage is a match, much like the game of dominoes. Turn this classic game up a knotch by creating large game pieces in your wedding colors that are perfect for a wedding lawn game.


Tic Tac Toe

A children’s classic, Tic Tac Toe is fun for all ages. A giant wedding version of the classic game is perfect for a wedding reception lawn game!

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Keep it classy with a game of croquet, where you wear your best attire to play! Guests take turns hitting the balls through the course, where the first team to complete the course, wins. Customize each hoop with a significant date in your relationship to make the game more personable.

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For a super casual game that everyone knows, frisbee is a great choice. If you’re feeling creative, you can even get them personalized in your wedding colors with your wedding date and names.

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Bocce Ball

Bocce ball is a great ice breaker and anybody can play the game. Just make sure that you have a dry, level playing surface or the ball can get a bit sloppy. The first team to earn 11 points, wins the game!

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