Think beyond drinks and snacks—your guests will have a blast getting to know each other doing these cool activities.
by Simone Hill
Meg Cooper Photography
Instead of asking yourselves how to
keep the kids occupied during the cocktail hour or reception, think about your entire guest list. Adding a few games or ice-breakers is the best way to get people mixing and mingling before they sit down to dinner. From signature drinks and cocktails to custom decorations and fun lawn games, we've rounded up our favorite creative cocktail hour ideas, below.