Home Planning Entertainment The best summer wedding lawn games return to landing page 5 of 21 Keeping the food and drink flowing will keep your wedding guests entertained for a good while before the dancing starts. However, adding some entertainment during the drinks reception and after the wedding breakfast is a lovely touch. It can really add to the atmosphere of the day, making your celebration feel like a proper party. What's more, have a think about the timings of your day. If you have a very long gap between the ceremony and reception, having some entertainment can stop guests getting bored - or drunk! - as they wait for the main meal.Your wedding entertainment doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Summer lawn games, which you can either buy or DIY, are a great way to keep everyone happy for hours. If you have a large guest list, it's a good idea to have a few games around your venue. So which games go down well?The classic noughts and crosses board is a firm favourite. Create your own and watch as your nearest and dearest get competitive. Genius. Read more: Styling ideas for outdoor and woodland weddingsOr if you're happy to allocate some of your budget, you can buy an outdoor set, like this version from notonthehightstreet.com Coconut shies are simply perfect for a festival-themed wedding, and you can match the colour scheme to your decor, too. Want more festival ideas? Check out this incredible boho festival wedding.If you don't want to go fully DIY, you can buy a coconut shy kit at debenhams.com We want to meet whoever came up with this giant-size Kerplunk and shake their hand. Check out You & Your Wedding on Pinterest for our edit of the best DIY wedding ideas out there. Have a hula hooping competition! You'll be surprised how persuasive your ushers can be when it comes to rounding the troops to take part.Read more: Wedding entertainment for every budgetFor some after-dark fun, get some glowing hula hoops that will light up the night. This flashback to Gladiators is blowing our minds. Gladiator combat sticks are so simple, yet so effective. Maybe skip the balancing on tree trunks bit, however, and stick to flat ground - a twisted ankle will rather spoil the wedding mood. You can buy sets at various outlets, including these from ebay.Want to add some more nostalgic childhood favourites to your wedding? Noughties kids should check out this amazing bag. Giant Connect Four - it's a classic for a reason. Read more: How to plan a wedding for under £2,000There are lots of versions of giant Connect 4 - also known as four in a row - out there to buy, including a version from biggamehunters.co.uk It doesn't get more retro than space hoppers! You could organise races, or just let your guests take it in turns to bounce happily around your venue. After all, one of the 13 things wedding guests wish couples knew is that fun entertainment is always appreciated - and it doesn't have to be anything over-complicated.Get yours at argos.co.uk Everyone loves proving that they have a good aim after a few drinks! This is a fairly simple game to put together yourself, if you're keen to DIY your wedding.Alternatively, you can save some time by buying a readymade version - we like the wooden quoits game at waitrosegarden.com If you're having multiple games, why not hold a mini Olympics and get a tally board involved to spice things up? Just one thing: don't make it compulsory. Fun things immediately cease to be fun when they're compulsory. For some people, competitive games have been their personal nightmare since school. If anyone wants to watch from the sidelines and cheer others on, let them.Read more: 35 thoughts every wedding guest has Boules is a great game for everyone - not too difficult, but challenging enough to keep people interested. It brings a certain French sophistication to your day, too - perfect if you're dreaming of a French chateau wedding (even if you're getting married in the UK!). You'll need to buy a set or two. There are lots of cheap versions available. However, we do love the personalised boules set from notonthehighstreet.com, which you can have as a lovely keepsake after the wedding. Croquet is the BEST lawn game ever. Fact. This one's got fall-over-and-create-a-massive-bundle-with-the-groom-at-the-bottom written all over it, but it'll be fun, nevertheless. This one will be great for the pictures. Forget about actually playing it. This one is SO EASY to do. And it will be so much fun. Just do it. Giant Jenga is a classic, and you can even turn this into a fun guestbook idea and ask people to sign a piece as they pop it on the tower. Two birds, one stone. Get the girls involved in the sack race too. Just make sure the elastic on Nanny's knickers will be up to the job. Hang some doughnuts off a tree and ask people to eat them with no hands and without licking their lips. This is what dreams are made of, people. A supersize scrabble board is a perfect form of entertainment - especially when you proved comfy seats and a cosy setting like this one. You've also got to allow for some good fun in the form of photo boards. Get the kiddies to help you make these and then the adults will feel too guilty to ignore them. Clever, ey? We'll repeat our advice about Nanny's knickers for this one. But a limbo station is a must-have to get the party started. 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