Post # 1
We are expecting about 150 guests, 25 of which will be kids under 10. I’d like to create ‘loot bags’ for the kids, so they have something to do.
So far, I’m thinking some wedding-related colouring pages, a few crayons and some really easy word search games (again wedding-related). Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I like the coloring book idea. I would add some fruit snacks with that if you can. I know if you are having a church wedding they don’t allow that.
Post # 4
Bubbles are fun and add hours of entertainment. 🙂
Post # 5
how about some puzzles? Maybe take a walk through the toy section in the dollar store? they always have neat litte trinkets for kids.
Post # 6
We were going to prepare activity kits for the kids and then I realized that with the age differences it would be difficult to make it so that all kids would be interested. Instead we hit up Michael’s and Kohl’s and purchased activity sets (Barbie, Disney Princess, Cars, Brain Games etc) that were applicable to each specific child. We even purchased some of those Crayola marker activity sets that only color on the special paper for the younger kids. They were a hit and the kids were very well behaved. 🙂
Post # 7
What about those cute “I Spy” games with disposable cameras for older kids? (7 and up?) Have you seen those? They say things like “a lady in a purple dress,” “the bride and groom kissing,” “someone doing the chicken dance.” Kids just take pictures of these things. It keeps them busy but still engaged in the wedding.
Post # 8
You could print up some (age appropriate) jokes on cardstock and put different jokes in each bag. The kids will have fun telling each other the jokes – and I’m sure the adult guests will get to hear them too!
I second the recommendation for kid-friendly snacks. Food is almost always a good distraction (and if you’re meal isn’t as kid-friendly as expected, it will be nice if they have something to snack on after only eating 3 bites of the chicken!)
Depending on the style/theme of your wedding you ould probably find a few cute games that fit in with your over all day and have a “kids corner” area at your reception with a few options for their entertainment.
Post # 9
What about a disposable camera for each one? (if you can find some for a good price.. im not sure how much they are?)
i know kids usually love taking pictures, that could keep them entertained and maybe get you some cute shots!