• Allison Foley

Hors d’oeuvres, Cocktails, and Yard Games

This homemade board was stained with dark walnut wood stain, hand painted using stencils, and coated with a clear varnish as a wedding keepsake that will be used for years to come. This wedding took place on the Fourth of July, thus the themed bags.

Cocktail hours are generally that flex time in your wedding day. If your ceremony takes place in a different location than your reception, guests will arrive in intervals, and for many couples, this is the time when you are off getting your pictures taken. While this is a time traditionally dedicated to munching, sipping, and chatting why not give your guests something interactive to do while they await the official beginning of your reception? Having the option to play yard games gives guests who do not know each other a reason to mingle and gives your whole vibe a boost of energy and fun.

If you're interested in specialized corn-hole boards, check out Etsy for an array of custom designs. You might also want to consider making the boards yourselves and ordering a decal or stencil. You can order almost any pattern of bags as you wish. Again, check out Etsy for custom bags, or try to theme the color with you wedding palette.

You can make your own yard jenga set by cutting, sanding, and staining 52 10-1/2" 2x4s. I suggest staining them in a variety of colors to give your jenga set a unique, antiqued look.

I recommend checking out HomeGoods, or T.J. Maxx for a variety of quality made yard games at a reasonable rate. Otherwise larger retailers such as Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and Amazon have these items in stock, especially in the summer months.

Have you seen a cool spin on the traditional cocktail hour that has really made the wedding day a blast? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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