(Closed) Anyone having alot of young children at wedding? Entertainment Ideas Needed!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Will you have kids at your wedding?
    No, I am am kindly asking ADULTS ONLY : (12 votes)
    19 %
    OF COURSE, my kids are in the wedding party! : (9 votes)
    14 %
    I am happy to have kids there, its all about FAMILY for me! (please post ideas below) : (42 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Me too! I hope some good ideas get posted for children of all ages. I’m counting on kids being able to run around outside.

    Post # 4
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I love the idea of covering their tables in craft paper so they can draw right on the tables. Kids love that stuff. Actually, so do adults.

    Post # 5
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    268 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m having 6 kids in the wedding! 3 flower girls .. one ring boy and my brother in laws twins will be walking hand in hand with one of the flower girls .. so cute!!! Other than that two of my friends have 3 year olds .. FI’s side has a few too.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m going to have several kids there, but most of them are under the age of one.  There may be three or four  under the age of five that I need to find something for.  Maybe I’ll just put together goody bags with crayons and coloring books or something else from the dollar store.

    Post # 8
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    we had about 40 kids at our wedding… about 6 in our wedding party! it was so much fun having kids running around the reception and made for some great pictures!  at our wedding we had a photobooth and a candy buffet…they were a hit with the kids! we also made kids bag for about 20 of the younger kids (under 8 yrs) to play with during the ceremony.   i went to a wedding where they had a face painter and that was such a hit!

    Post # 9
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    oh in the activity  bags, we had coloring books, art projects, puzzles, etc all found in the dollar section from Michaels…it’ll def. keep them occupied!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I gotta say, I can’t stand kids at a wedding! I have about…zero patience for the little buggers!

    More power to you brides for catering to the tots–I’m sure their parents love you!

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper

    We had crayons and coloring books with stickers for the kids at our wedding.  You might also have some pipe cleaners for them.  I’d stay away from anything that could damage the venue (like glitter, glue, markers, play-doh, or sequins).  Our venue would have charged for that kind of stuff because it requires them to get the carpet cleaned.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    VirginaMarie – it has nothing to do with liking kids. All our friends are Out of Town – it’s just not possible to tell someone to leave their little kid at home halfway across the country, or in our town with a babysitter the parents have never met. I think all of FI’s friends have little kids. Rather than be really PO’d I’ve decided it’s best to go with the flow and provide entertainment to keep them as quiet as possible. The more I cater to them the less likely they are to cause problems, so crayons and coloring books and party favors it is!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that.  Go to your local party goods store and basically make them the same goody bag that they would get at a birthday party.  Kids love those bags, and they’re super cheap to put together.  Just stay away from loud toys like whistles.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We got a babysitter for all of the kids.  We made this huge cardboard box full of dress up clothes, art projects, crayons, paper, bubbles, pens and other goodies.  Even kids whose parents had refused the babysitter early on ended up with the babysitter because she was so much fun!

    They were in a seperate little area where they could tear it up and be as loud as they wanted, but they knew that when they came back to the reception area, it was time to behave.

    At the end of the weekend we had 3 little kids begging to take the box of goodies home with them because they wanted to keep playing.  It was awesome!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    have a long table where kids have a bunch of activities no junk food( as a parent i dont want my children eating candy all night) but having colouring pages and games would be great

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I just finished my kid project!  We are having about 7 kids at our wedding under the age of 10.  The other day my mom mention how much my cousins little girl loves to draw.  So, I decided to make a coloring book for the kids.  It was actually super easy!  I found clip art online and also included a maze and made my own crossword for the kids.  I got some brads to attach the pages all together.  It turned out great and I hope they’ll enjoy it!

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