5 Fun Outdoor Games to Play During Your Cocktail Hour

Nothing is better than a little cocktail and competition. Adding these outdoor games to your pre-reception celebration is a must for a summer wedding!
by Alexis Jones
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While guests sip on your signature cocktails, others can engage in a little friendly competition (or do both!). These outdoor games will break the ice and get everyone pumped for the exciting evening to come.

1. Custom Cornhole

monogrammed cornhole game

You can't go wrong with everyone's favorite tailgate activity—especially when it's customized with your initials and wedding date.

Stars Stripes Stardust Custom Wedding Cornhole Board, $185, etsy.com


2. Life-Size Jenga

jenga tower

Set up this iconic tumbling tower and see how it brings out the competitive side in all of your guests

Tumbling Towers Jumbo Tumbling Tower, $170, tumblingtower.com


3. Rustic Ring Toss

wooden ring toss game with white barrels

This carnival classic will be fun for guests of all ages. We love the vintage feel of this set!

Refunked Junkies Rustic Ring Toss Game, $75, etsy.com


4. Life-Size Chess Set

giant lawn chess set and board

Say "checkmate" with this life-set chess set. Your guests will be thrilled to play on such a huge board!

Tosso.com Garden Chess Set, $130, tosso.com


5. Wooden Bowling Pins

oversized bowling pins

Create a miniature alley during your cocktail hour with these wooden pins and mini ball. Strike!

Wayfair, Wooden Lawn Bowling Pins, $62, wayfair.com

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