How is it the first of November already?!
It's bloomin' freezing tonight, so I thought i'd cheer myself up by perusing our wedding album and writing a little post about the marvelous time we all had at our gloriously warm and sunny village wedding fete.
There are some fabulous fete hire companies in the Midlands (Pollyanna's is our fave), but as you should all know by now - there was no way we weren't going to DIY our own!
Our venue (Rock Village Hall) has a gorgeous village green, which on a sunny summer's day like we had - just screams out for games! So for 12 months we collected tin cans, made enough bunting to cover an actual football pitch and collected a heap of fun things for our guests to do during our big day. Be warned - the diy route isn't for the feint hearted and it took me MANY hours to make everything (including trudging about in a field at 6am on my wedding morning laying it all out!) but it was TOTALLY worth it!
Our Games List
Bean Bag Toss - I used two of my lovely old step ladders for this. I made score cards for each step and 4 bean bags from rice bags and old fabric.
Basketball Shootout: On the back of the ladders I hung a kids basketball net (from poundland!) and it worked a treat!
Coconut Shy: My super talented father in law made this for us and we used a windbreaker with some vintage lace and bunting as the backdrop.
Tin Can Alley: 12 old food tins, spray painted black with the score written on the front in chalk pen.
Hearts and Crosses: I used pieces of hessian and sewed some lace ribbon on top to create the boards and then some x's and hearts i found in a charity shop.
Hula Challenge: Hula hoops - enough said!
Welly Wang: We had two sizes, big for the grown ups and little for the kids and this game was definitely the creator of some of our fave wedding pics!
Egg and Spoon Race: We set up a race area by marking the lanes and start/finish lines with bunting. Rather than actual eggs (not great with pretty dresses and expensive shoes!) I got some plastic fillable eggs (the ones you get at easter) and added a little cut out with Mr and Mrs on the inside. I also tied them to the spoons with string for the little ones which worked really well.
Sack Race: From a £20 piece of hessian I managed to make 4 adult sacks and 4 kids ones with my trusty old sewing machine. I used a good old sharpie marker to stencil on the Sack Race and Mr and Mrs quotes which look fab in the pictures.
Skittles: Our gorgeous maiden of honour managed to get hold of a set of pub skittles for us and we used two folded down trestle tables for the alley.
Hoopla: I collected glass bottles in different sizes, painted them with spraypaint and added a chalkboard label to each one with the socre on the front. We used plastic kids bangles as the rings and stacked the bottles on some cable reels to give them some height.
We also laid out some garden games like badminton, frisbee and space hoppers which were great fun in the sunshine.
Hopefully you all agree that the photo's speak for themselves when it comes to how much we all enjoyed our little village fete...and on that note - thanks again to the AMAZING Amy Taylor Imaging Photography for capturing it all for us.
Have a fab evening lovelies! xx