- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
So I am getting married in a gorgeous redwood grove in a vineyard. My venue is so neat because it is has been a venue for years and has been in this guys family since the 1880’s. So he has a few places built into the land that are designed for ceremonies and receptions. The second ceremony site is where we are getting married. It is a little flagstone grotto covered with trees and with a creek running around it. Its a little hike back there but it is breathtaking. We can use it for the ceremony because we are having a small wedding and it only seats 70 max. But there is this big empty field when you first enter the property that is designed for larger ceremonies. Instead of letting this go to waste, we decided to make it the designated kid friendly area. Originally we weren’t going to have kids there but then we decided that we wanted a few and then we just said why not. Our no kid wedding will now have 11 in attendance. I am getting really into this though. I love children!!!! But the wedding will be a pretty stiff and very grown up affair. No chicken dance here. We are having an 18 piece swing band so there will be only swing and ballroom dancing. This big empty field will be perfect for them to run and play and they still be a very safe distance from the parents. I am having so much fun planning it all. I went big lots today and spent 30 bucks on 4 hula hoops (different sizes), two big bubble wands, two smaller bubble bottles, a football, and a frisbee. I was thinking of picking up some coloring books and crayons too. Is there anything I am forgetting that no kid zone would be complete without? Is this enough activity toys for 11 kids….keep in mind that 5 are just little toddlers that will only find bubbles fascinating and nothing else. Have I done okay? Not sure why I am worried, a lot of people probably don’t go out of their way to get anything for the kids to do. At the end of the night I am hoping that the kids will all pick items they like and take them home. I will suggest this by word of mouth to the parents. I don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of bubbles and hula hoops.