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It seems these days receptions are deemed where the party starts and fun begins! So how do you do just that? With the world of Pinterest at our fingertips there’s a wealth of ideas; that can be good and bad. How do you decide what ideas to keep and what to scrap? Here’s some ways to spice up your reception and tips on how to choose between them.

First thing to remember is what kind of vibe are you creating? Is it more formal, casual or a combination? Many couples like to keep their ceremony traditional but set the tone for what’s to come with music that is not. For example, there are some really great instrumental renditions of the top pop hits, and your ceremony entrance song could be one of those. By using music and décor of course, you let your guests know to expect a party later in the evening.

Once you’ve determined how you want the feeling to be, you’ll then decide what elements lend to that to spice things up. For example, a photo booth is always a simple fun way to add to your reception and make an appearance fairly often at weddings. Want to kick it up a notch, check out these fun creative backdrops!! We personally love the this sequins one that you write and draw pictures in from Be Scene Photobooth.

Another way to make your reception a bit unlike any other party, make it interactive! How about lawn games to give your guests something different to do? At The Pavilion, our game area is top notch. Our large sized Chess & Jenga along with Cornhole make for a perfect mix and mingle for the cocktail hour portion of your reception. We love the take these groomsman had on our Citrus train at Mixon Farms!



You may have seen the photo we posted on Instagram of the Donut Wall! Yup, that’s right Donuts on a wall, and here is great DIY from Pinterest on how to create your own wall or better yet, let us handle it! We offer an amazing Donut & Coffee Bar option with lots of toppings, and glazes! You’re welcome! What a better way to sweeten the night! Donuts not your thing, maybe a “make your own S’mores bar?” And spice it up with our very own Mixon fudge! How do flavors like butter pecan and cinnamon bun sound! Again, you’re welcome! Find more foodie ideas here!



Something for the adventurers, how about a wedding photo scavenger hunt! Give guests your hashtag and have them snap away photos to match the list on the card left for them at their place seating. This helps create a mingling atmosphere and lots of creative photos to cherish. Have your DJ encourage it by reminding guests to include the hashtag and complete the list!

There are an extreme amount of ideas out there, yes, we know, because we did a google search so just think about the feeling you want to have for your reception, the type of guests who will be attending and get a little creative with it! Take a traditional idea and put a twist to it and we are sure it will WOW your guest! P.S. Flash Mobs are still super cool!! Just throwing that out there!

Have a great time finishing all your wedding planning and as always find us on our socials, ask us questions or for ideas, we love to help you make your day special and unique!!


Pink Hugs
~The Dream Team at The Pavilion at Mixon Farms!