(Closed) Crafting a kid-tastic reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that it’s really sweet and thoughtfua that you’re trusing to make your reception so family friendly.  However, it almost spounds like you would put the enjoyment of the kids ahead of your own!

Is there space at the reception venue for a babysitting room? You could hire a few babysitters to watch the youngest kids. If they’re really small, the parents will bring food for them. The older kids could sit with their parents and eat, and maybe you could have a tv and DVD player set up for them if they don’t want to be out on the dance floor or get bored during the reception?

Dont underestimate kiddos and their ability to entertain themselves at a wedding. My 3 year old niece had to be dragged off the dance floor at around 10:30 pm by her parentsbecause she was having such a good time.

Also, I don’t know if you’ve gotten your RSVPs back yet, but also keep in mind that if the adults want to have a fun night out, they will just get a babysitter for the kids and leave them at home.

Hope this helps!!

Post # 4
1775 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t know the format of your wedding exactly, but if you’re having kids tables, something to think about it some kids might want to be with their parents instead of the kid table. I was SO shy as a kid, I was like a shadow at my mom’s side. I was still really shy and awkward until I was  in my early teens. So if you’re havign assigned seating, be ready for some kids wanting to stay with their parents or what have you.

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am having a kids table also.  Each of the tables at our reception are going to be themed to our interests together.  The kids table is going to be the Crayola table.  I live across the river from the Crayola factory, and we took a tour the first weekend he came to see me.  It means a lot to us, the kids will LOVE it, and the prices are much cheaper than at a store, and the employees are very knowledgable and give great tips.  We also are having the DJ spin a few kid friendly songs, Disney, Hokey Pokey, etc.  They are part of our wedding party, so we want them to know that even though the ceremony is over, we don’t want them to feel left out.

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