Play a "stand up/sit down" game at your wedding reception #Reception Advice#games#reception#steal-this-idea April 10 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photos by: Melanie McLean Photo by Melanie McLean Jamie and Evan had planned a big outdoor game-fest, but some nasty, rainy weather pushed them indoors. The good thing was that they had an indoor elimination game planned with a really special prize: We asked everyone to stand up at their seat, and then we eliminated people with criteria like, "If you have on white socks, sit down." or "If you cannot roll your tongue, sit down." Some of these were goofy, such as "If the day of the month in which you were born is a prime number, sit down. If you had to ask what a prime number is, sit down." A couple brought people back like, "If you know how to make pie crust from scratch, stand back up." And some were deliberate digs like, "If you were born in Lewiston, Maine, sit down" which eliminated most of Evan's French-Canadian family. The prize for both this game and the musical chairs was a jar of my dad's homemade spaghetti sauce, so the competition was fierce. Make this idea your own by asking a talented friend to cook or make something rad that will get everyone in a winning mood, write up your questions, and you're set. If you're more into trivia, check out Kate and Nate's shoe game. And for something even wilder, check out Monika and Alex's ceremony challenge. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Heather & Charlie's moshing dodgem wedding NEXT DIY ribbon flowers for your bouquets, boutonnieres, decor, and more Toggle comments [ 3 ] This seems like a really fabulous way to break some ice, too, if your wedding might include some awkward tensions within your family (which mine certainly will). 1 agrees Reply This sounds like so much fun!! I might have to incorporate this into my reception! 1 agrees Reply Ooh, this might be great for a wedding shower! 5 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.