Post # 1
I know for the younger kids you can keep them busy with a basket of goodies and crayons and stuffed animals and party favors etc. (as shown) but what do you get a bunch of pre-teens that are ages between 10-14? yikes!
Post # 3
10-14… that is actually pretty easy. If they have iPod’s you can give them an iTunes gift card… you can get them scrapbooking supplies and a mini digi cam as an incentive. A lot of of the kids I see now are involved with those transportable games (Catch phrase, Apples to Apples, travel checkers sets… they like Soduko). If it is a boy- they still like those remote control cars and things they can put together. -Last ditch effort you can always ask the parents. ;o)
Post # 4
Yea I def agree with the above poster, I would also maybe have a few sections or stations for them to play games or activities
Post # 5
Maybe there’s a way you could set up a movie in a different room? We’re able to do that for our rehearsal dinner so the kids don’t have to sit through lots of toasts and handing out gifts, etc.
Post # 6
Someone already mentioned Soduko and other games, but my cousins are that age and like Uno and Phase 10 as well. Crossword puzzles or word searches and comic books are a few more possibilities.