13 Must-Have Fun Activities at your Wedding Reception
Updated: Mar 9
Being the Host with The Most comes with including fun ways your guests take to your reception from 'hmm not bad' to 'I wish I had that at my wedding!'. We're dishing out these cherries to top your reception sundae - so sit back and dig in.
The couple (you) get to go first. You can open it up to the rest of the party if you don't succeed. Fill it with something unexpected and fun. Just as long as it is, you know, not bees.
Check out Glitter & Glue Sri Lanka for customizable Pinatas.
2. POLAROID BOOK
Have a few Polaroid cameras available throughout the night where guests capture the fun and candid - the moments that photographers tend to miss out on - to compile a notebook with a message for you and your spouse to be.
You can buy a Polaroid Camera from Daraz.lk for around 14,000LKR
3. LOUNGE AREA
A chill zone with an open fire and s'mores and hot chocolate is an ideal pitstop for those recuperating with sore feet after hours of footwork. This change of environment will promote more interaction at a leisurely pace. It's also an elegant way to let senior guests know that you're mindful of their comfort.
4. CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN
You don't need an excuse to have one. Like oxygen, it's just needed. Period.
Check out Sweet Buds
5. PETTING AREA
Parents at your wedding will thank you for having kid-friendly entertainment that will keep them rapt for hours on end. Our definition of a kid can be aged anywhere from 2 to 42. The easiest pets can be puppies where guests might be wooed into adoption (hopefully, yours won't be the only fairy-tale ending). Contact Pets at Weddings Sri Lanka.m, for more information.
6. DIY COCKTAILS
Who's not going to love about having a cart full of cocktails at your reception? All bespoke, of course.
7. PAINT/COLOURING STATION
Calling all introverts. I repeat: calling all introverts! Not everyone wants to be on the dance floors, some prefer quiet nooks of entertainment.
8. GRAZING TABLES
What an absolute hit this informal, picnic-esque trend has become! Friends and family gathering around with snippets of conversation, trying out exotic food is a vibe you’d want to encourage. We would personally recommend Platter It Up.
9. ICE CREAM & CANDY FLOSS STATION
Watch no-carb diets go flying out in 3...2...1... These carts blend in so well in the foreground and signal your guests loosen up a tad.
Ice Cream Cart Isle of Gelato
Candy Floss Station PG Martin
10. MINI GOLF
Consider setting up a miniature golf course and watch the guests queue to tee off. It’s an excellent conversation starter too!
11. BOUNCING CASTLE
I know what you're thinking - this is a wedding and not a carnival. But, I guarantee that you'll be the first one up there.
Kids Jump for Joy have adult bouncers starting from 8,000LKR
12. HIRE A CARICATURIST
If you're looking for inspired memorabilia for guests, hiring a caricaturist will do very well. This is a tasteful and low-key way of entertaining your guests without taking too much space or distracting guests from the event.
13. DATE IDEA BOX
Marriage doesn't necessarily halt your date nights. Have your guests curate date suggestions and drop it off in a box. Names could be anonymous so naturally, this box will be... steaming!
Minoli Senanayake is a full-time marketer who counts over 10 years of experience and is a freelance content specialist, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. When not typing furiously on her laptop, she enjoys following dogs on Instagram, indulging her slight obsession for red lipstick, and dreams of being a late-night talk-show host.