Wedding Reception Dance Floor Activities Part 1

Dancing is an essential part of most wedding receptions, but often one that people dread as well.

We look forward to the couple’s “first dance” and the bride’s special dance with her father, but for those of us who are bad dancers, it can be a nightmare.

So you might want to consider adding some fun and surprise to the dance floor. This doesn’t mean a rousing version of the “Bunny Hop” or the chicken dance which, while sort of traditional, is hardly unique.

There are many fun games and activities you can add to your dance floor activities that are sure to be a hit.

Try a fun game of the “chicken dance”. Ok, so that doesn’t sound too original. But if most of your guests are just sitting at their tables, watching a few brave couples dancing, or just finishing their meals, you might want to get everyone up and having fun. Try this game.

The DJ announces a number. Everyone looks under his or her chair, where there is a number. Depending on the number of guests at the wedding, there might be only numbers “1” and “2” or more, up to 5.

So, say the DJ announces number “4”. Each person checks under their chair to see what their number is. These numbers can be written simply on a piece of masking tape and affixed to the underside of the chairs when the reception is being set up. Each “4” in this scenario will head to the dance floor to do the chicken dance with the other “4s”. Not only does this get people out of their chairs and on to the dance floor, they get to know other wedding reception guests they might not otherwise know.

Continued in Part 2.

FURTHER READING: GREAT WEDDING ACTIVITIES AND GAMES: How to Entertain Your Guests at Your Wedding Reception and Other Wedding-Related Gatherings