In Nigeria, every season is a wedding season. The games and activities are what make a wedding ceremony memorable and fun.
Here are some fun games and activities to keep your guests entertained:
- The Shoe Game
The shoe game is a very popular wedding reception game. The bride and the groom are seated backing each other and use the corresponding shoe to answer the question simultaneously.
This type of game usually focuses attention on the couple, makes for great engagement. Some of the questions the MC usually ask are:
- Who said I love you first?
- Who is the better dancer?
- Who eats more?
- Who made the first move?
- Who’s more likely to spoil a child?
- Who is more romantic?
- Who spends more?
- Who sleeps first?
- Who has the better singing voice?
- Who is most likely to fall asleep during a movie?
2. Complete the Lyrics
‘Complete the lyrics’ game is one way to get the bridal party involved and hyped. The MC starts with a particular song and a team of bridesmaids or groomsmen completes the lyrics. For every correct lyric, the team is awarded a point. A group is declared the winner after some rounds.
3. Gele Tying Game
This is one game one will most likely find at a Yoruba wedding reception. For the gele game, some guests are selected and are given gele to tie for one another. Mostly the men tie for women and vice versa, within a stipulated time frame. The crowd determines the winner by deciding who tied the best gele (head gear). This game provides a lot of comic relief as you have guests cheering on and laughing at the hilarious gele styles.
4. This or That
This game ensures guests are part of the fun and engages them. The MC ask a this or that questions between two similar things. He does this by asking two representatives to hold a placard and guests walk towards the one they are a fan of.
It could be music genre (Hip hop or RnB), or food (jollof rice or Fried rice) or ideas (money or love), phrases (Japa or Stay in Naija) etc
5. Scavenger Hunt
The MC calls for participants and ask the participants to find specific random items within the venue. Whoever finds the object last in a round gets eliminated, and this is continued in a loop until there is one person left. The last person standing becomes the winner.
6. Word Puzzle/Search
They are great to engage the guests before they enter the reception hall. You can have a large sized banner positioned outside the event location with marker for guests to mark out words. The word puzzle can be things peculiar to the couple, well wishes etc. Guests can also take pictures with it for keepsake.
7. Musical chairs
For this game, participants dance around a set of chairs arranged in a circular form. These chairs are strategically arranged to be one number less than the number of participants. Music is played for a while, but once the music stops, everyone is expected to take a seat on one of the chairs immediately. Whoever is unable to take a seat loses, and is out of the game.
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