Post # 1
I haven’t posted for a while, been super busy and stressed (one month to go!). I have quite a lot of children coming to the wedding. 10 of them are nephews and nieces (yikes!) so I kind of don’t have much say in whether they can or can’t come. I’m happy for them to be there and plus I don’t want any dramas before the big day (or at least, as few as possible!).
So I need some ideas of packs I can create for the kids. They range from 11 years to 1 year old……
Thanks so much in advance
Post # 3
Have you considered hiring someone to entertain them during the wedding? You could break them into two groups (the younger kids and the older) and hire two babysitters for a few hours to do age appropiate things with them. Two nannies for four hours should be about $200.00!
Post # 4
Def consider finding a babysitter who can look after them. If you are having your wedding at a hotel or a venue which has additional rooms you can use then make it into a “play room” with a video console system (PS3 or Wii?), or a tv with videos, toys, an arts and crafts table.
Post # 5
Definently have coloring books and crayons. When I was a kid I would bring my coloring book to the dinner table lol
Post # 6
@aussiebee: oriental trading actually sells packs on line
Post # 7
Kids craft table during cocktail hour is always a big hig. I am still getting praises for ours. We just had a big box brought out with the table that was filled with jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, crayons, and crafts to make little frames. During the reception we provided more coloring books and disposable cameras for the older kids to play with or play I Spy. None of them played I Spy though 🙁 But they had fun snapping away with those cameras.
Post # 8
At my sister’s wedding, she had a candy bar, and the kids went crazy for it. Also she had those glow sticks that are bendable and the kids used them as necklaces and bracelets. Came in handy bc the kids were easier to spot in the dim lighting. =)
Post # 9
@TheFutureMrsCarness: I thought about that, but I don’t want my wedding turning into a childrens party. I’m just imagining clowns and face paints, and I really don’t want that hahaha
@Daisy Boo: The wedding is in a restaurant that unfortunately doesn’t have a separate room 🙁
@mwitter80: They look like happymeal boxes! What a great idea!
@mandy102: I thought about this but what if they draw all over the table cloths!! Haha I mean I hope their parents will be watching…
@Olive12: Cute idea – where they all sugar crazy though??? Glow sticks are a great idea….maybe I can make a pack with some in, and colouring books?
Thanks for the ideas so far ladies! xxx