Wedding reception at work- need help!

falteredNovember 1, 2004

A co-worker of mine (the only guy in our department) got married a month or so ago. We'd like to throw him and his new bride a little reception here at work for them. It's going to be next week which doesn't leave us much time to plan.

We'll be having food, cake, punch, wine, etc. There will be decorations and such.

We'd like to play a few games that are wedding-related. There will be anywhere from 20 to 40 people at the reception. Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of games we could play?

Also, the 5 of us in his department would like to sing a little spoof of a wedding song (kind of personalize it about him and his wife) for fun. Any suggestions on what song to do?

Thanks all!

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froggy05

For games you could do something like have all the guests as well as the couple fill out an index card with preprinted questions such as how many kids the couple will have, what will they be doing in 10 years, what one good thing you predict, one bad thing...etc...its fun, we did this at a friend's wedding, and they read all teh answers on their fifth anniversary, it was funny to see how many were true, and how many were complete BS.

Song: I'd go with something you can spoof with, like "You're so vain" but chnage the words...

    Bookmark   November 2, 2004 at 12:43AM
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TommeCA

We had a shower game at our office. Someone brought in a bunch of spices (I think 15 to 20) and covered the labels. Everyone had a chance to sniff the spice and then write down what it was. Person who guessed the most spices won the prize. It was a good little game that both the men and women had fun participating in.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 11:23AM
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talley_sue_nyc

I vote for, don't play games at the office. Ask him to bring in pics of the event, and the song sounds fun.

"Turkey in the Straw" is easy to sing, and gives you lots of freedom w/ the rhythm.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 1:04PM
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sweet_pea10

If your co-workers are male, they won't enjoy games, so I agree with Talley Sue that it might be better to omit them and focus on the food, talk about the wedding, and fellowship. At a recent wedding, the mother of the bride wrote an adaptation of the song "A Bicycle Built for Two" (the bride and groom are avid cyclists). One of the bridesmaids and one of the groomsmen performed it and it was hilarious.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 5:08PM
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faltered

Hmm I've never heard of "Turkey in the Straw" or "A Bicycle Built for Two." I'll have to look into those. Thanks all for the suggestions.

I work at a local college, and we're about 90% women, plus a quarter of the workers are nuns. So we need to keep it mostly clean, which sometimes makes for a challenge.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 9:44PM
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sweet_pea10

Clean is always good, no matter what the setting. That way, you don't have to look back on anything and feel embarrassed.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2004 at 1:55PM
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joann23456

I agree with Tally Sue - and many of us women don't like those games, either. I'd much prefer to hear about the wedding and see pictures, then chat with other guests.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2004 at 11:10PM
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faltered

I agree with you both- but no one else is taking my suggestions. I said that maybe we should just chat about the wedding, eat, etc. But they insist on games and a song.

Still haven't come up with anything, but thanks for the help.

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    Bookmark   November 5, 2004 at 10:19AM
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joann23456

Oh, I'd definitely tell the people that want the games and the song that they are in charge of it. Don't get stuck planning something you don't even like!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2004 at 12:38PM
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alicia67

I agree with the previous poster...put someone else in charge of the games!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2004 at 4:09AM
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gellchom

I agree, too. I would probably find games silly (although I'd go along with it so the hosts wouldn't feel bad). The main thing is, YOU don't like the idea. So put someone who does in charge of that, and you take care of some other aspect.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2004 at 6:33PM
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faltered

This morning I told my boss that I haven't been able to come up with any games to play. She said she'd take care of it. Phew!! And as for the song, I managed to find out what song they danced to at their wedding and I already have it at home. So I'm going to bring it in and play it- along with some other tunes. So the music is done!

Thanks all for the advice. Now I know to speak up earlier instead of getting stuck with things I don't like. I should have asked to plan the food instead! haha

Here is a link that might be useful: My website

    Bookmark   November 8, 2004 at 9:43AM
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