Types Of Entertainment To Include In Wedding Receptions

Your wedding reception shouldn’t just celebrate you as a couple, but show your thanks to your guests for attending your big ceremony. The problem with many receptions is that they don’t offer fun activities or forms of entertainment that all of the guests can enjoy, which often leads to boredom. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can keep everyone entertained and included during the party, and the entertainment ideas below are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

*Choose unique and interesting music and dance entertainment.

Instead of leaving your guests alone on the dance floor after the first dance, try something different by hiring a dance instructor to teach your guests a fun and simple dance that they can all participate in. You can add even more interest to the dance by tying it in with your ethnicity or personal hobbies. Make sure to include music that everyone can enjoy, and not only you as a couple. Of course, for your first dance as newlyweds, you can choose whatever music has the most meaning to you, but for the rest of the reception do consider the preferences of your guests.

*Channel your youthful self and bring out your inner child.

Not all wedding receptions need to be serious or completely formal, which is why you may wish to think about reception entertainment ideas that channel everyone’s inner child. For example, you can set up video games, a ping-pong table or even have a popcorn machine that all of your guests can enjoy. You can even take this a step further by creating a temporary arcade for those young at heart.

Another unique idea that very few wedding receptions incorporate is to add a petting zoo during cocktail hour. You can play it safe with cute and fluffy animals, but if you want to get cool factor points from your guests, consider giving them a chance to get close up with a falcon or a tortoise.

*Rent a photo booth for all of your guests to use.

Photo booth rental services are not only affordable, but they can add a great deal of fun to an otherwise mundane reception. Adults and children alike can enjoy the privacy that a booth has to offer, and they can let out their fun and zany sides while they try on different props and print out their photos. We all remember photo booths from shopping malls when we were children, so they be a great nostalgic memory from the past that can help commemorate an important day in everyone’s lives.

At the heart of every great wedding reception is a fantastic and knowledgeable DJ who can keep your guests entertained and occupied. Regardless of your personal tastes in music, it’s important to find a DJ or a band that can incorporate all styles of music and will listen to your personal needs. Though there are plenty of ways entertainment can add a personalized touch to your reception, hopefully, the above information will serve as a great starting point.

A Little About Camping

Camping is a great way to retreat into solitude and enjoy the best of nature. This is basically a good way to reflect on your personality where you can learn a number of essential aspects you would not have with the technological world all around you.  Here are some reasons you will need to go camping once in a while.

You’ll discover that you absolutely cannot do without 6-ply toilet paper, but that you’re okay if you have to go without your fully loaded cappuccino with almond milk, chocolate curls and cream on top. But that’s just the small stuff.

When you’re stripped of all entertainment, you’ll miss your weekly dose of Netflix, but you rediscover how you loved to write, read, paint or play music. Those three people you can’t wait to tell your camping stories to? Those are the most important to you and you’ll find yourself missing them the most.

We live in a society where we all specialize in one or two skills. We generally employ those skills the most in our jobs and regular lives. But you’ll realize you’re also great at motivating yourself or a group of friends to finish the hike that seems never ending. You find that you actually like making up a meal from a random assortment of ingredients. Camping kinda wipes the slate clean and it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO or an intern. In the campsite, the true king is the one who can get a fire going.

Even if you do yoga or go for a morning run, you’ve fallen into a routine, and your body doesn’t have to think to perform these physical tasks. But remember back when you were a small, unimportant kid, how you could climb trees like a boss? Those physical memories start to twitch somewhere deep inside, and you’ll find yourself looking speculatively at a gnarled old tree one day while you wait for the campfire to brew your coffee, wondering which branch will give you the best foothold.

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When leaving for a camping adventure, you will most probably have to consider what to take on board to make everything easy for you. A first aid kit, lighting, a map and a compass are just a few of the basics you need to take with you for convenience.

First Aid Kit

Burns, scratches, cuts or bumps—one of these is bound to happen on an active camping trip, making a first-aid kit one of the most important camping essentials you could bring. Don’t arrive at your campsite without it, and be sure to take it on your excursions, as well.

Lantern, Flashlight or Headlamp

Whether you’re stumbling to the bathroom after dark or sneaking a midnight snack, you should always have a lantern and/or flashlight in your camping essentials box. Be sure your light source is easy to reach in the car, in the event that you arrive at your site after dark.

Maps and Compass

You have GPS on your phone, and you may even have a GPS system sitting in your car console. Unfortunately, you may not get a signal in remote camping spots, or as you disappear into the forest to go hiking. Have your navigation essentials, such as a map and compass, with you at all times in case your GPS is less than reliable.

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We are all prone to mistakes when taking on new ventures. When it comes to camping, the first time is always uncertain as any other new venture, and we go wrong in a number of ways, again. Lack of proper prior research, reliance on certain aspects as camp fire and lack of proper time management are just a number of things that can ruin your first camping experience.

A little bit of homework in the beginning is an important part of your camping trip.     It doesn’t have to take hours, but a quick look at some websites, a phone call or email, might just help your camping adventure start off more smoothly.

Nothing worse than getting to a campsite and finding out that whilst it looked to be a basic piece of equipment, you actually need to be a Rhodes Scholar to operate it.     Or worse, it doesn’t work at all, and that piece of equipment was crucial to your cooking!!

Campfires can take a while to build up sufficiently for cooking.   To put a Camp Oven in the coals, those coals need to be very hot and that takes time.    Great when you can do it, but if you are pressed for time and don’t have the commitment to getting that fire set well in advance of dinner, consider having a backup plan.

There is nothing worse than a long trip and then driving around and around a campground looking for a spare spot as the light fades (or its pitch black) to appear miraculously in a peak time.      In some campgrounds, you can only camp at designated spots;  if they are full, you will have to leave that campground, and head off somewhere else.     In the dark, this is something that no camper wants to have to face.

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