(Closed) Kids table?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Although the concept of a kid’s table is cute, I am not for them.  Especially at a formal sit down reception.   I have seen kid’s tables go horribly wrong.  The kids are excited to be altogether and then they become this crazy rat pack.  I think kids do best next to their parents and doing a small activity.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

im not a fan of kids tables.  i used to work for a caterer, and it always seemed that the kids tables got incredibly out of control, which made me into a baby-sitter/food server to try to maintain some kind of normalcy in the room – i would def suggest sitting them with their parents

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We will be having a kids table with crafts etc, as well as special bags for each of the children, however, the kids will be eating with their parents.  They will be invited over to the kids table after dinner has been served, to entertain themselves during the rest of the evening.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@cecullaton: that is a GREAT idea to have an area for them for the rest of the reception – i may have to steal that

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Most parents prefer to have their children with them while they are eating.

Also keep in mind that most children do not want to be “chained” to a table after dinner and want to be doing the same thing that the adults are. They love to dance if you give them the opportunity and most adults have no problem whatsoever sharing the dance floor and many actually find kids dancing to be entertaining.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a kids table. They’re seated close to their parents. My 14 year old sister, who is thier favorite babysitter, will also be at the table. They worship her.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve considered having a kids table, but for use after dinner.  Some smaller kids still need their parents to make sure they are eatinga and not goofing off during dinner.  I know my 3 yr old niece does, and put her with my 7 year old niece and they are acting a fool and not eating.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will be having a kids table but only for the older kids about 10 to 14 years old.  As for the youger bunch they should definitley be with their parents.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are seating kids with their parents for dinner, and at their place settings there will be a little bucket filled with goodies like colored pencils or crayons, some stickers, small coloring book, etc.

We are also having a small “kids table” inside the venue, where there will be larger coloring books and some “quieter” activities. Most of the kids coming are pretty shy, so I figure they will either want to be little shadows against their parents all night – or would welcome a quieter spot with some board games and coloring books that they could sneak off to.

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