Play a "stand up/sit down" game at your wedding reception #Reception Advice#games#reception#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 10 2013) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits 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. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Heather & Charlie's moshing dodgem wedding NEXT DIY ribbon flowers for your bouquets, boutonnieres, decor, and more Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] 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). Reply This sounds like so much fun!! I might have to incorporate this into my reception! Reply Ooh, this might be great for a wedding shower! Reply Thank you so much for the game idea, I will definitely plan it for my friends' bridal shower! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.