Post # 1
So kids at our wedding are going to pretty much be babies (0-2) and tweens (10-15) plus our flower girl (5). I’ve seen a lot of cute ideas for things that are great for the flower girls age but not a lot for the tween age. I’m not concerned about the babies (we have someone watching them for the ceremony).
We’ll have my sister (12), my cousins (10, 13), his cousins (11, 14, 15).
I want them to have fun, but definitely don’t want to do anything too childish. Bascially, something to keep them occupied so they dont get bored.
Does anyone have any ideas? We’ll be outside with quite a bit of room.
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
@orangeroses29: They will probably all bring their phones, I Pad etc and will entertain themselves.
Post # 7
- 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
@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.