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Games for Your Wedding Reception or Party

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October 20th, 2017

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Fun Games!

Games* are always an awesome way to spice up your wedding reception or other party, both for you and your guests.  Everyone will remember the fun they had.  Check out some of the examples of games from DJ Rock My World below:

The Car Wash — Rose Royce

Event Type:  Any

This is a fun dance at weddings, especially if you like Disco. The ladies are the car wash. All of the ladies form two lines on the dance floor and face each other, arms out in front. All of the guys form a line and proceed through the line of the ladies. The guys are the cars going through the car wash. This dance is a lot of fun, especially if you like Disco and Funk music. If all the guys dance their way through the car wash, they can go around and start back through the line once again, and so on.

 

Is that My Husband / My Wife?

Event Type:  Any married couples event

The guesser (or married person, if a party) is blindfolded and placed in front of several men seated in chairs. She must choose which one is her husband by only touching their faces.

 

Anniversary Game

Event Type:  Any married couples event

Anniversary Dance Do you want to recognize all of the married couples at your reception. The Anniversary or Generations dance is a great way to do this. We always like to build the dance floor, not tear it down. We always start with the newlyweds and work our way up. 1-5 years first, 5-10 years next… and so on. Once at 5 years we dismiss the couples by increments of 5 years. When we reach the longest married couple then we recognize the longest married couple by asking them to offer the bride and groom some advice for their marriage. Then, play something like “At Last” by Etta James, or “Could I Have This Dance?” and invite the bride and groom to dance with the longest married couple, about half way through the song we invite everyone else to join in. This is a great way to commemorate all of the married couples.

 

Wedding/Party Favors

Event Type:  Any event that has party favors or gifts for guests

Instead of giving out wedding or party favors, make guests earn them with these ideas for games and gags. Set up a game of musical chairs, bingo, or word games and award the favors as prizes. As an alternative, hide the favors around the hall beforehand and have the DJ call out clues about where to find them. These games help everyone to get in on the fun, and the mementos of the day will be cherished even longer because of the stories behind winning them

You CAN Touch This:

Event Type:  Wedding Receptions

This game is guaranteed to get the men in the audience chuckling. The bride is blindfolded while the best man places three small clips somewhere on the groom’s person. These should be in difficult-to-find places, such as the groom’s shoelaces or the back of his hair. The blindfolded bride must then find each of the clips with her hands. To make this game even more interactive and fun, allow guests to call out “warmer!” or “colder!” as the bride’s fumbling hands get closer to or farther away from a clip.

Table Centerpiece Dollar Game

Event Type:  Wedding Receptions

There are many versions of games involving table centerpieces. Have one guest at each table pull out a dollar, and the guests at the table pass around the dollar while there is music playing. When the music stops, whoever is holding the dollar wins the centerpiece. For a touch of class, collect the money and let the flower girl and ring bearer split it.

 

Bride & Groom Fun Trivia

Event Type:  Wedding Receptions

To release tables or just through out the wedding we will be calling out questions that the bride & groom has provided us about thier life & who ever answers the questions first , their table will be released for dinner first or possible get a prize or win centerpiece!

 

Music to release tables

Event Type:  Any event where a meal is served

Each table will be assigned a specific song. DJ will play a song and that table will be released to the buffet or meal area.

 

Game to release tables

Event Type:  Any event where a meal is served

Each table will be given an envelope. Inside each envelope there is a number.  When the music is played all tables will pass their envelope to the next table until the music stops.  When the music stops each table can open their envelope and see what their table number is.  Now they can either chose to trade their number with another table or keep the number they have ( they only have 30 seconds to do this) . After they have decided which number they are going to keep. They must put the number on their table in view for the DJ to see.  Starting either with the largest number or the smallest number all tables can be released one at a time in this order.

 

Wedding Dress Contest

Event Type:  Any event where a meal is served

Using the bridal party and a few rolls of toilet paper, Who can make the best wedding dress!

 

Our Love Story

Event Type:  Any event where a meal is served

This is kind of like trivia but bride & groom will fill out the “love story” and through out the wedding our DJ will tell a little tid bit about the bride & groom to keep every one entertained!

 

The Famous Shoe Game

Event Type:  Any couples event

The Bride and Groom, or couple will remove their shoes stand back to back in the middle of the dance floor. Then tell them to trade one shoe. You’ve found your significant other, but how well do you really know each other?  Let’s find out. This is always good for a few laughs and draws the guests in. How many matches can we get:

  • Who spends the most time getting ready in the bathroom?
  • Who spends the most time on the couch?
  • Who is in control of the remote control?
  • Who has the smelliest feet?
  • Who is more likely to pass gas in public and blame the other person?
  • Who will control the checkbook?
  • When you were dating, who made the first move?
  • Who snores the loudest?
  • Other questions that are fun too!

 

DJ Games

Below is a list of some DJ Games* we can play at your next Party! ( Mainly for kids but some adults too! )

Balloon Stomp

Event Type:  Any

This is a very high energy game. Everybody gets a balloon attached to a string that is tied to their ankle. The object is to pop other peoples balloon’s while protecting yours. Players must stay within arranged areas. You can spice this up by adding a freeze portion. When the music stops, all must stop.  Suggested Music: Get Ready For This, or any high energy song.

 

Hula Hoops

Event Type:  Any couples event

There are many ways to use Hula Hoops, one of the best is to make big circles of people, have them hold hands, put the hoop between them, play a fast song, then, the hoop must be passed around the circle without breaking the hands. When the music stops, whoever has the hoop around them, is out. This continues until there is only one person left.

 

Human Ring Toss

Event Type:  Any

This high energy game can be done many times to get everyone involved. It takes 6 teams of two, one person wears a hat with a point on it and is the catcher, the other is the tosser. It is a simple game, the first team to catch 4 rings wins.

 

Beware of the Mummy

Event Type:  Any

1 person is the “mummy” and 2 or 3 are the wrappers. Two rolls of toilet paper are used. Wrappers run around and wrap the wrappie. If the event is a Mitzvah, you can also include bows, ribbons, garland or anything.. ( for a snowman contest you can use a carrot for nose button eyes, scarf & hat).  Suggested Music: Monster Mash

 

Couples Balloon Pass

Event Type:  Any couples event

Teams are made, two lines facing each other for each team. 1st two people put balloons between them where ever the DJ calls, i.e.: hips, shoulders, stomach and they hold the balloon at between that point on their bodies and go to the end of the line where the balloon is passed back to the head of the line and the next couple go.

 

 

Marshmallow Sculptor

Event Type:  Any

Each team is given a bag of marshmallows and tooth picks. The object is to make something as a team in a certain amount of time. You can spice this up by making it a theme.

 

Do the Limbo!

Event Type:  Any

We all know how limbo is done. It always seems to be a crowd-pleaser and you can have a girl and guy winner. You may also do this as a couple or team event with more than one going under at the same time.  Suggested Music: Limbo Rock, Hot, Hot, Hot or other Island Music.

 

Coke or Pepsi?

Event Type:  Any

This is a popular game because everyone old and young can play. Two lines across the dance floor, 1 Coke and 1 Pepsi. When one name is called that side runs to the other side and sits on the knee of their partner. Last ones there are out. You can mix this game up by using other names and other things to do, i.e. call out Seven-Up and Both Lines run to the middle and high 5 their partner, say Star Trek and everyone raises their right hand up and yells “BEAM ME UP SCOTTY”, or you can call out the name of the guest of honor and everyone points at them and yells out “YOU ARE THE GREATEST!”

 

Singles Balloon Pass

Event Type:  Any

For this fast and fun game, you make long lines of people. For example, three lines of ten people each. The first person in line passes a balloon over their head to the person behind them, who in turn passes the balloon between their legs to the person behind them, who passes the balloon over their head and so on. When the balloon gets to the end of the line, that person runs to the front of the line and it starts all over. The line that gets the starting person all the way to the back wins!

 

Unwrap the Gift

Event Type:  Any

A gift is wrapped over and over and over with paper and tape and more tape. Players roll fuzzy dice until they get doubles, when they do they go in the middle and put on big gloves, hat, shirt or whatever and try to unwrap the gift. While this is happening, other players are still rolling the dice so when the next person gets doubles, they go to the middle and have to put on all the stuff and try to open the gift. The person who gets the gift, wins!

 

Marshmallow  Relay Run

Event Type:  Any

This is a team game. Each person has a straw, they need to suck up 1 marshmallow and carry it across the dance floor and put it into a glass and run back and slap the hand of the next person in line. 1st team to get one marshmallow for each player wins. Suggested Music: Rock ‘n Roll Part 2.

 

Huggy Bear Group Game

Event Type:  Any

Everyone is on the dance floor. Play a song and have everyone dance. Yell out a number and the people must get into groups of that number. Anyone not in a group of that number is out. Everyone can play this, young and old!

 

The Freeze! Dance

Event Type:  Any

Play a fast song and when the music stops, all must freeze. Changing songs and telling people what to do like put your hands in the air will add spice to the contest

 

Balloon Poppers

Event Type:  Any

Four people per team, two poppers and two blowers. The object is simple, two people blow up the balloons and two people pop them. But they must be popped by holding the balloon between the two people and not using the hands.

 

Long Balloon Pass

Event Type:  Any

Everyone gets in a circle. Use a long balloon and have guests pass it around the circle between their legs and not using their hands. When the music stops, who ever is touching the balloon is out. Suggested music: Can’t Touch This.

 

Tug-O-War

Event Type:  Any

Another Classic. This game is great for young and old as well. All you need is one long piece of rope and strong people. This can be spiced up by making the teams do it backwards. This also should be played outdoors.

 

The Popular Egg/ Water Balloon Toss (Outside)

Event Type:  Any

This game has been done for years and years. It takes two lines of people evenly numbered. They toss the egg and catch it. Each time a step backward is taken. They get farther and farther apart. The last team wins. This is a game that must be done outside. You can also use water balloons.

 

Balloon Stuffers

Event Type:  Any

For this game you need teams of three or four. 1 person is the “stuffy” and the others are the “stuffers”. The “stuffy” puts on an oversized t-shirt, the “stuffers” are given balloons. The object is for the “stuffers” to blow up balloons and stuff them under the t-shirt of the “stuffy”. The team with the most balloons under the shirt in a given time wins!

 

Jellybean Jar Pass and Guess

Event Type:  Any

A jar is filled with Jelly Beans and is passed around the table. Each person must write on a piece of paper their guess and their name. They then hand it to the DJ. The person who gets the closest wins the jar and beans!

 

The Scavenger Hunt

Event Type:  Any

You can have as many people as you like play this game. Have the players come to the dance floor with a chair. Everyone must sit. The MC calls something out like a “Master Card”. The players run to find one. While they are gone, we remove one chair. The person who comes back and doesn’t have a seat is out. This can be done quickly by calling another item while people are still out and removing another chair.

 

The “Price is Right”

Event Type:  Any

Great game to give away raffle prizes! Every guest gets a raffle ticket , five names are called the the guests have to come up on the stage and write down and educated guess to the closest amount that the prize is and who ever gets the closest wins the prize! Prizes & Raffle tickets are provided by client.

 

Cookie/Cracker Game

Event Type:  Any

Each contestant to have a cookie or cracker, Each contestant must sit on a chair on the dance floor.  Cookies on their foreheads. When the music starts contestants to try and move the cookies from their foreheads to their mouths WITHOUT using their hands . First contestant to do so wins the prize!

 

Tissue Game

Event Type:  Any

Each contestant gets a box of 160 tissue box. On the count of 3 who ever can get the tissues out of the box the fastest 1 at a time with only 1 hand wins the price!

 

Hershey’s Kiss Game

Event Type:  Any

Groups of five or six.  Set at a table are a pair of gloves, and a bunch of Hershey’s kisses. Each contestant must start with their group in a line. Run as fast as they can to the table and grab a pair of gloves open the Hershey’s kiss and throw it in their mouth, then must take the gloves off run back to their line and tap the next contestant !  The first group who finishes all their kisses wins!

 

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*Disclaimer: You must inform DJ Rock My World PRIOR to any events regarding any games that you would like to host.  DJ Rock My World.com will supply the DJ and music, but you must supply any props, chairs, gifts, or anything else that goes with your games.  DJ Rock My World is not responsible for any injuries or loss of items during these games.  

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