Rehearsal Dinner Ideas


Why not have the rehearsal dinner at a bowling alley?  It would be tons of fun, let everyone relax a little bit, and also be very casual.  Some alleys even have private rooms where you can serve food -- EASY MENU: pizza, nachos, pretzels and other foods from the snack bar.  Don't be afraid to stage competitions between the two families or do girls vs boys, and give prizes at the end of the night to the winners (and losers)!  Prizes could be as simple as sugar cookies iced as bowling balls and bowling pins.


Send out invitations on customized playing cards to get people in the mood for your casino night.  I know this would be perfect for Mike because he loves the Casino and Vegas.  Order some chocolate poker chips to decorate the tables with and you'll have that part done!  Then, either hire a dealer or let your bridal party take turns in dealing blackjack, poker, and other card games. Or, if you are going to have a fair amount of kids there or even people who don't like those sorts of games, consider Bingo and don't forget about Raffle prizes.  No Casino is complete without lots of chic sips so keep the champange flowing as the guests will spend the night toasting the bride and groom! 

The Big Leagues

This is my personal favorite and I'm guessing you wouldn't have to break the bank to do it either!  After you finish your rehearsal, head on over to a local baseball field for a little game of tee-ball or wiffle ball, or even home run derby.  Throw some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and pull out the beers.  If you don't want to go to a park, check out your local professional teams stadium.  Many of the ballparks offer group packages, complete with congratulatory message on the scoreboard. Any personalized memorabilia for your guests make great souvenirs after they've eaten their fill of cracker jacks and peanuts!  Think plastic beer steins or baseball caps.  Then for your own memories you could have everyone sign a game ball. 

1 comment:

fun4families said...

Loved these ideas.. we had a budget minded "pizza party" for our rehearsal dinner and it was awesome. You can see how I did it here on our family website:http://www.celebrationideasonline.com/rehearsal-dinner-ideas.html so fun and relaxing!

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