Once we had determined that Mr Breezy was the head of the household forevermore, it was time to head into the restaurant to drink my sorrows away eat our scrumptious dinner.
For a few different reasons (including one big one that started with 17 and ended with 000) we chose to forgo a private reception in favor of dinner in the public restaurant by the beach followed by a speeches and dancing at the disco. DW BRIDES, TAKE NOTE: it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. The staff set up two long tables of thirty for us and you know what? All that time I spent stressing about how it might be weird to be surrounded by other resort guests during dinner? Big fat waste of time. We didn’t even notice they were there!
Of course, that might be partly due to the fact we were all so distracted. By our awesome dinner game, that is.
I’d like to tell you we spent hours contemplating what to do during dinner since our speeches weren’t until later, but the truth is, Mr Breezy sprang this game on me the night before the wedding. I still have no clue where he got the idea (and why he waited until the last day to tell me about it”¦?!?!) but I LOVED IT. And I think you will too.
As Mr Breezy said in his own words, “It’s really the one part of the wedding that was driven by the guests and not the bride and groom.”
And with crazy fun guests such as ours, it was guaranteed to be a memory-maker. Though to look at them, you would never, ever guess they’d ever do anything remotely ridiculous”¦ right?
So here’s how the game works.
You know how at wedding dinners everyone always clinks their glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss? It’s cute and all, but let’s face it: for your guests, it gets pretty boring after awhile.
This game guarantees audience participation.
Before the wedding (preferably not the night before, but hey, whatev), write down every couple’s name on a little piece of paper and put them all into a little bag. Not all our guests were couples but that’s okay since that’s half the fun. Simply pair them up to make interesting combinations (you’ll see what I mean soon).
Before dinner starts, have your MC explain the game to everyone: whenever the majority of the guests start clinking their glasses, the MC will pull a name out of the bag. Then that couple has to do”¦ something”¦ and the bride and groom have no choice but to copy them.
Let the fun begin!
Our first couple were Ma and Pa Breezy. Awww.
So cute! Though Mr Breezy put up a bit of a fight, I had no problem copying that one.
The tameness did NOT last long. Because our next couple? Were two guys. Who were not exactly a couple.
One was Mr Breezy’s friends, Dave (of earmuff fame, if you watched that snippet of our ceremony video), and one was my cousin. However, they both have one thing in common: they are CRAY-ZAY. And they proceeded to make sure Mr Breezy and I put on quite the show.
Oh boy, here we go.
After that, it was NO HOLDS BARRED.
Mr Breezy’s sister and her husband were up next and proceeded to show us how to keep things interesting.
I think our faces said it all.
Watching my cousin lick his wife’s arm all the way up to her ear gave new meaning to the word ‘sexxxxxxy’.
Now THAT’s what I’M talkin’ ’bout. Mr Breezy, I hope you’re taking notes.
Next we drew Mama and Daddy Sea Breeze. I was a little apprehensive about this (who wants to see their parents make out?! EEK! Not me!!!) but they kept it classy and drew a chorus of ”˜awwwwws’ just like Mr Breezy’s parents did.
That’s right, hubbie. You may have gotten the vodka,but now you must pay homage. KISS. THE. HAND.
Again, PG-13 displays of affection did not last long.
Our friends Y and M were up next and they took things to a whole new level. A new VERTICAL level, that is.
Much to the enormous amusement of our guests (there may have been some chanting involved), Mr Breezy and I had no choice but to follow suit. He hoisted me on his shoulders and paraded me around the room.
(Photophil must’ve been either laughing too hard or adjusting his camera”¦ or both. The two photos above were non-Photophil ones.)
J and K reminded us that it’s not a real party until someone starts taking their clothes off. And a strip tease is soooo hot when the guys wear ”˜wife-beaters’ (sorry, I know that’s terrible, but the fact is, it couldn’t be further from the truth, and so we keep calling them that for fun).
J just did that to make Mr Breezy take off his shirt and show his ”˜wife-beater’ tank, I just know it! Well at that point, he couldn’t refuse a dare.
There was even some kissing thrown in for good measure. Take that, J! (Please make note of K and J”¦ they will make another funny appearance in a future blog post).
But by popular vote, the number one funniest dinner game antics were by my SIL and her man.
They stood up, faced each other solemnly, and put their hands under their armpits and stuck their necks out”¦
”¦ and began an absolutely HILARIOUS chicken clucking-flapping-scratching dance!
Everyone KILLED themselves laughing – including random people at nearby tables!
We had no choice but to fluff our feathers, claw the floor and do some chicken cluckin’ of our own.
I grew up on a farm so I could do this with my eyes closed, but man, was I impressed with Mr Breezy’s clucking! GO, ROOSTER MAN, GO!
And there you have it. The funniest dinner game I personally have ever seen.
Oh yeah, and the dinner? It was DELICIOUS.
Do tell – what is the funnest/most unusual dinner game you’ve played?
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