(Closed) Kids table

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: are you going to do a different centerpiece for a kids table?
    yes : (11 votes)
    42 %
    no : (9 votes)
    35 %
    not sure : (1 votes)
    4 %
    not having kids at wedding : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    Well I didn’t have kids at my wedding.  But as a mom, a few thoughts.

    I love your idea of lollipops.  And certianly having a different centerpiece will distinguish, and make it easier for the kids to find their table.

    However, just wondering how old the kids are.  As a mom, I wouldn’t really care to have my kids at a table with just other kids, unless they were.. maybe 10 or so.  (I don’t really know.  My kids aren’t that old yet.  I just know, I wouldn’t trust them to be at an unsupervised table with other kids.)  I can just picture them being all goofy and loud, maybe throwing things at each other.  My kids don’t normally do that.  But when you get a bunch of kids together, they can all turn into different creatures.  As a parent, I would be embarrassed and frustrated if I had to deal with this.

    Also, (while I just said I liked the idea of lollipops) I would be hesitant to have as centerpieces, or just lurking about, candy that will give the kids sugar highs, and ruin their clothes and their appetites, especially if the parents didn’t consent to this.  It might be causing hardship on the parents, who don’t give their kids that much candy, who will have to deal with potential issues when they tell them they can’t eat the candy sitting in front of them -or will have to wait, or (if the child eats the candy) dealing with sugar highs and unruliness, potentially not eating any substantial food that evening etc.

    So sorry I went on a tangent, when you were just asking about centerpieces.  And maybe none of this applies to you.   I just thought, in case it does, I’d give you my thoughts.  Good luck.

    Post # 4
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    At this point we are thinking there will be very few children under about 14 at the wedding (other than those who are coming in from out of town with their parents where we sort of have no choice). Those children will most likely just sit at the table with their parents, although I will make up some little bags for the younger ones (coming in with out of town parents) with stuff to do during the wedding/reception to keep them busy! I think the lolipops are a cute idea – my only thought is that they might want to eat them as soon as they see them and then you have a sticky mess 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think different centerpieces would be a great idea. But, where are they going to be?Maybe like little crafts that can be made or toys instead of sugar?

    candy=sugar=high and sticky messes

    Do they have their own room with supervisors or are their with the wedding party?

    How old are the kids–little ones aren’t going to be away from their parents, even if the parents would want too. LIke a 2 yr old isn’t going to want to be away if his/her mom is sitting across the room.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    As a parent, I agree with what some have already mentioned.  Although it would look adorable, I’m not so sure that candy centerpieces are the best idea.  However, creating a fun centerpiece made of crayons, colored pencils, markers, stickers, construction paper, etc…  would be a super fun idea!

    Post # 8
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted “no” bc we aren’t having a kids table.  Most of the children in our family will sit with the adults even if there was a kids table so I figured why bother.

    Post # 9
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Wait, the lollypop centerpieces are for the kids UNDER or OVER 14? Because I work with teenagers, and I promise, while they may still enjoy lollypops, they won’t appreciate being marched to a table with lollypop centerpieces instead of flowers.

    If it’s a teen crowd you’re setting a table for, I would suggest a simplified version of your regular centerpieces – minus anything you have that contains fire! I repeat, don’t trust teens in groups with fire! 🙂

    For younger kids (the 8-12 crowd), I would say candy in the middle of the table would be fun, maybe the suckers can be wrapped and be their take home favor? Instead of something to eat immediately?

    Post # 10
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    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My ten year old niece asked me if I would have a kids table. Her words: “Could you please have a kids table? Sitting with adults at a wedding is so BORING!! All they talk about is weddings, their wedding. their sister’s wedding, I don’t want to listen to it. Kids like to have thier own, more fun conversations ya know!”

    So I’m following her advice and I’m having a kid’s table. At my tables (adult’s) I’m having three coke bottles, the outside bottles will act as candle holders, and the center one is a flower vase. For my kids tables I’m still going to have the center bottle as a flower vase, but NO candles. i cant decide if I’m going to have sucker bouquets or not. I saw a cute idea from Pinterest to make it look like fire flies in a jar but they only last as long as a glow stick so they are probably out of the question…

    My step son will be six at our wedding and I completely trust him to sit at the kids table with his cousins. The kids will be surrounded by adult tables, as I plan to put them in the center of the room, this way if they get out of hand they’ll correcting adults to take action.

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