Whether most of your guests will know one another or not, it is hard to prevent at least some lapses into small talk. But after sharing work and family updates conversation my run dry. That's why I loved this favor idea used by a former colleague of mine. It's called the Chat Pack and it is literally just that: a little box full of cards each with a conversation sparking question. For example:
-Thinking back to all the great TV series finales...which show do you believe had the best final episode?
- If you could have 50 pounds of anything, other than money, what would you want?
- If, for one month, you could live at any famous residence or house in the entire world, which one would you pick?
Or, if you have too many guests to get a pack for each simply put one at each table and instruct the reception staff to put one question card at each place...your guests will handle the rest!