With destination weddings becoming more popular, couples are hosting several events the weekend of their wedding!
Here’s a fun idea for the wedding party & families to do before the wedding day! Host a pre-wedding Field Day! Go up to your nearest park or your backyard, set up obstacle courses, races, and games. Split everyone up into teams and have a little friendly competition! This is a great way for everyone to get acquainted with each other while, creating many fun and exciting memories.
Here are just a few ideas that a couples can do for their pre-wedding Field Day! There are some many game options the possibilities are endless!
Have a water balloon toss
Pair up the wedding party. Fill the balloons with water and hand one to each pair. Line up one partner about 10 feet and the other partner on the other side. Count down and then the partners will throw their balloons to their partners. The pairs that balloon break will be out, but the pairs whose balloon made it through the first toss will back up a couple feet and repeat the toss. Keep tossing and backing up until the last pair whose balloon did not break.
Match up in either pairs or teams. Get burlap sacks and hand them out. Race from one end, to the other. If there are teams then keep racing back and forth until all your members have gone back and forth.
Paint a twister mat on the grass and play twister outside!
Bean Bag Toss (a.k.a. Cornhole)The game can be played with singles or doubles. When playing singles, each player throws at the same board. These two opposing players battle by throwing four bags alternating after every bag to complete a round. After each round, the players go to the other side and throw. When playing doubles, each player’s partner is directly across from them competing against the other team’s partner.
> Earning Points - To earn points, you must outscore your opponent for the round. The difference in score is your earned points. Points are scored by throwing the bag:
- On the board - 1pt
- In the hole - 3pt
- In the slot - 5pt
> The player/team that earns points in one round goes first for the next round.
> The player/team to earn at least 21pts by the end of a round wins the game. If there is a tie, another round is played until the tie is broken.
> Dead Bags - Bags can not touch the ground. If a bag hits the ground and then rolls onto the board, that bag is dead and may be removed.
> Skunk - If a player/team is winning at least 13pts to 0pts by the end of the round then that team wins the game. This rule is intended for casual play and not tournaments.
> Set and Match- A set is the best of three games. A match is the best of any number of sets (generally 3, 5 or 7).
Add a personal touch and DIY your own boards! Click here for easy instructions.
Make sure you get some gift bags or trophies for the winners!!! Don't forget to provide food and water to keep everyone hydrated!
Mindy Rossignol, owner of Private Weddings and Events based in Meredith, New Hampshire is a highly sought after Wedding and Event Planner, Designer and Coordinator. She is a Mother of two boys and a lover of Love!