(Closed) Kid’s table question

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m also having a kids table. dont exactly know how many kids will be at the wedding though. my fi has 11 sis and bro and they each over 3 kids. i’m going to have crayons, paper and other knick-knacks to keep them busy. i dont think the parents will have a problem esp because they wont have to have them sitting next to them. if a parent does have a problem then let them keep their child beside them. but i think the kids would rather sit at their own table anyway.  

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We actually had a kids table but it wasn’t where they were eating. They ate with their family and used the kids table for activities. I got soooo many compliments on it. People kept thanking me for being so considerate and thinking about the kids.

We had crayons, print out coloring pages (from Crayola.com), coloring books, glue, pon-poms, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, etc. One of my suggestions is that if you do a crafty type table, be sure to line the table with paper. We found cheap blank paper rolls that we used as the table cover so it didn’t ruin table and made it easy to clean it all up.

Post # 6
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ktmcculloch- great inspiration pics!!! i think it will turn out great!

Post # 7
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I think it’s a nice idea.  The pics are great.  Although I’d be careful of using much candy in the centerpieces, as the kids might get filled on candy, which could upset the parents.  It sounds like you have some young ones.  As a parent, I’m not sure how I’d feel about my 3 or 4 yr. old at a different table.  I think it has to depend on the parents and the kids.  Are these other, older children, good with little ones?  Do they know each other?  Sometimes little ones really look up to the older ones.  So that could make it easy. 

Perhaps some of the kid tables can be near the parents’ tables, particularly for the small kids.

Post # 9
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had 20 kids also and the kid’s table was a huge hit.  We had separate tables for them to eat at though.  We had the bigger kids sit at their own table adjacent to their parents and some of the smaller kids were at their parents’ tables.  After dinner they all moved (if they wanted to) to the kid’s activity table which had tons of games and crafts.  We also hired 2 teenagers to kind of babysit and run the activities.  It worked like a charm.

Post # 10
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m making placemats for the kids, but not having a kids table. We have a few little little ones that might need help with food cutting and things, so ours are intermixed with the parents.

I might try to keep the kids table relatively close to the parents so that if there is trouble, the kids are in ear shot.

Post # 11
2634 posts
Sugar bee

A child under six is probably going to need to sit with their parents.  3 to 5 is just too young to be too far from mom or dad.

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