bouquet toss for kids?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Geez.  It is a tradition down here that the next to catch it is to be wed and I’m not sure seriously how this would be received if I were to do something like this for kids.

How about having a wedding pinata made?  Like a cake or a big ring?  Then let the kids take turns whacking it?  I think that would be fun and kids love those things!  We had 2 of them over the years for my son’s parties and it could be really cute at a wedding towards the end of the evening!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Lollipops?

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Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

im really against the sexualisation of children and how they are growing up way too fast these days (ie, the kiddie bra sets you can buy for 4yrs at target these days) so i would feel really uncomfortable with a bouquet toss/garter for children

what about a treasure hunt or pinata as Ms B said above – there are more approprate things that can be done for children than a traditionally adult only activity

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do know that at alot of weddings I’ve been to with alot of kids also in attendance, the DJ also does a few “special” dances for the kids.  That could be really cute in conjunction with a pinata!  I saw one wedding where they had the kids on the floor doing some dances (chicken dance, ymca) and then they came out and had a big treasure box and let the kids run in and pick out their wedding treasure!  they loved that too.  Or a pinata at the end would be fun and offer some hilarious off the cuff entertainment.

Imagine this!

 

But let the kids have a go at it instead (and of course hang it lower)

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m also one for letting kids be kids and not grow up too soon.  My son is 11 and still believes in Santa Claus and is very innocent and he’s gonna be that way until he’s ready to grow up!

I’m still reeling from seeing that pic last week of Suri Cruise wearing little heels!  Ohhh nooo! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Such a cute idea. I’m sure kids would be into the bouquet toss way more than most adults. And yea kinda disturbing about the 5 yr old and 30 yr old women! Much better to do a seperate toss.

I found this picture of a candy bouquet…but it’s not 100% candy

I think lollipops and smarties would work nice.  Anything that is longer so that part of it can be wrapped and secured. You could also look at candy “floral” arrangements and those candy wreaths (here is a Martha Stewart link to making them) people make sometimes for holidays. I’ve seen them done with all sorts of candy (even little bags of M&M’s).

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just think you can have all these goodies or get those ring pops that look like a giant solitaire and have them fall out of a pinata!

Those are some of the fun candies I’m gonna have for kids at ours!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

only problem i can think of with a candy boquet toss is that one kiddie gets the lollies and then there will be tears – especially at the end of a long night

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@bellenga! i am so happy someone said that about little suri! I saw that in U.S weekly and wask like “acck inappropriate!”

As far as the kids, what about having a game for them at the wedding? In Martha Stewart Weddings (my fav!) I read about a game where children are given a scavenger hunt game or “I spy” with a list on pretty paper and fonts (my FH is making our with thick card stock and I am choosing the colors and fonts) and thick nice pens/pencils for them to “X” them off the list and then white cameras (from exclusivelyweddings). The game will have a list with things such as “a big poofy dress” “someone dancing”…we are obviously keeping them away from the cake! and a few other things but we are pretty excited about it 🙂 Then the kids can keep the cameras and we are gonna give their parents the choice to send us copies thru email from the C.Ds.

I also like the idea of doing a kids dance! how fun 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

sadly, lots of kids rush out during the bouquet toss, which is embarrassing for the ladies to have a 5 year old push and claw to grab at it.

i think a wedding pinata would be fun!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A pinata would be AWESOME! I LOVE that idea!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think a bouquet toss for kids is creepy because of the meaning behind it – even if it is candy!

Can you do something else for them instead?

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