4 Games to Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

croquet-349705_1280There are plenty of ways to keep your wedding guests entertained throughout the reception, and to make sure everyone’s having fun until the bride and groom make their exit. Music and dancing are the staples, of course, and we encourage you to make these the centerpieces of your reception entertainment plans. However, there are some additional ways you can keep your guests engaged, including games that offer delight to people of all ages, and are playable in all weather!

Couple Crossword Puzzles

On the back of your reception menu, or perhaps even in the program itself, you might consider the inclusion of a custom crossword puzzle—one where all the words and clues relate to you, your new spouse, and your shared story. You might be amazed by how many people get swept up in these puzzles!

Couple Trivia

You can use those same areas of your menu/program—or just create a separate stack of papers on each table—to post some interesting or funny trivia questions about your love story. Ask your DJ to direct people’s attention to the questions, to write in their answers (include pencils on each table!), and to return them to the DJ stand when they’re complete. You can have the answers announced by the DJ, and even consider small prizes for the people who get the most questions right!

Outdoor Games

If the weather’s nice and you’ve got a little bit of space, you can always set up some outdoor games for your guests to partake in—bean bag toss, croquet, lawn bowling, horseshoes… the list goes on and on!

Photo Challenge

One final idea: Challenge your guests to take photos of themselves or one another in a variety of poses or stations around your reception area—a mannequin pose, for instance—and to post them to social media with your wedding hashtag. See how many guests or couples can complete the most poses on your list!

The bottom line: Your wedding should be fun. If that means games, then play games! If that doesn’t sound fun, then skip ‘em. And with any questions about our space, contact Mosteller Mansion directly.

5 Reasons to Hire a Catering Company

cateringNo matter the size or scope of your private party—whether it’s a lavish fundraiser or simply a get-together among friends—food is essential to ensuring that everyone remains happy throughout the festivities. There are different ways to prepare and serve food at your party, of course, and the one we hope you’ll consider is hiring a catering company.

Of course, catering companies aren’t just for weddings, and they offer advantages that you won’t get if you try to make all the food yourself. Consider five of the big benefits that hiring a catering company can bring.

Why Hire a Catering Company?

  1. You can reduce your stress. Planning the food service for a large group of people is a big undertaking—and when you’re already trying to ensure that your party space is clean and well-decorated, the cumulative effect can be considerably stressful. A good caterer will essentially take all the food responsibilities off your plate (so to speak), and allow you to focus your attention elsewhere. In other words, it’s one less thing for you to stress about.
  2. You can save time. Just imagine what all you could get done if you didn’t have to go to the grocery store, prepare food, or serve it. Well, when you hire a catering company, you don’t have to imagine.
  3. You can ensure a diverse menu. A catering company will be able to put together a list of foods that go well together, but still offer the guests some options—and also accommodate different dietary needs, if applicable.
  4. You’ll know that every detail is being attended to. Catering companies don’t just offer food; they see to all aspects of the food service, including logistics and presentation. You don’t have to worry about any of that, yet you know it’s all being handled satisfactorily.
  5. You’ll make a statement. When you cater an event, that’s something that’ll stick with your guests. They will remember the event as a really special and important one—and isn’t that part of your goal in hosting the event?

Ask Us About Our Catering Service

We’d love to talk with you more about the benefits of hiring a catering company like Mosteller Events. Contact us at your leisure to get the conversation started!