With spring in full bloom and summer close on its heels, prime wedding season is about to hit hard. And what comes along with warm weather weddings? Utilizing the great outdoors, of course! Sure, drinks and appetizers make a great cocktail hour, but you know what makes a cocktail hour or outdoor reception really epic? Lawn games!
The great thing about lawn games is that they bridge the age gap, so kids can have just as much playing them as the eldest of your guests. Plus, who doesn't love a little friendly competition? If you have a large enough lawn to work with, it may even be fun to set up multiples of the same game (like several corn hole stations, for instance) so everyone can take a turn. Although most people keep the lawn games to cocktail hour, keeping the games going through the evening can also be a fun addition to the reception and again, a good activity to keep kids occupied (if you're inviting kids!).
Once again, we've done the heavy lifting and found you the best (and prettiest) lawn games the internet has to offer. Here are eight of our favorites—all available for you to buy now!
Get patriotic with this bocce set that has a vintage Americana feel.
SHOP NOW: CB2, $159
Backyard Horseshoe Set
This horseshoe set feels old-fashioned in the best way. Just make sure you don't use this if there are kids at your wedding—those horseshoes are heavy.
SHOP NOW: Terrain, $138
Customizable Croquet Set
Commemorate your wedding day! Get your wedding date or new initials put on this customizable croquet set and play a game every anniversary as a special tradition!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $62
Wooden Bowling Set
Who doesn't love to bowl?! Plus, these come in a bunch of colors so you can mix and match and maybe incorporate some of your wedding colors!
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $28
Bean Bag Toss
Believe us when we say...there are not a ton of cute bean bag toss games out there. And this one is exceptionally cute (++monogram!!) so snatch it up!
SHOP NOW: Mark + Graham, $199
When was the last time you played badminton? Nothing helps the ol' aim like a couple of drinks at your cocktail hour!
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $149
We aren't totally sure how to play kubb, but with a set this cute we're willing to learn!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $55