Tweens at the reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
5645 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t worry about activities for tweens. Anything you plan is going to seem “kid-like” to them. Just let them enjoy your event however they want. 

FWIW we have no kids, at all. The only exception was my sister (who was 13 at the time). She would have been horrified if I’d planned stuff for her to do. She spent the night dancing away with everyone else.

Post # 4
Bee
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

What about croquet or ladder golf? Those are fun games that can entertain anyone for a pretty long time. 

Post # 5
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12263 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d stick them all at the same table! They’ll have fun talking to one another.

Any planned activities will probably just seem childish/patronizing to them!

Post # 6
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44785 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@orangeroses29:  They will probably all bring their phones, I Pad etc and will entertain themselves.

Post # 7
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

I would say that they are all old enough to participate in the wedding like rest of the guest list. I know I attended family weddings at this age, and just was any other guest there.

Post # 8
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7721 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@orangeroses29:  I think kids 10 and up will be fine anyway.

That said, I was at a wedding recently where the kids were given a quiz sheet. They had to go around and find where the groom grew up, what was the bride’s childhood nickname was, etc. If I remember correctly, the teenagers didn’t want quiz sheets because they wanted to be treated like adults, but the younger kids (7-11) had fun with it.

@julies1949:  I didn’t notice any of them playing with their phones, to their credit.

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