Post # 1
I am already planningt o put together fun gift bags for my littlest guests complete with activity book, crayons, toys and CANDY! LOL I planned to purchase balloons specifically so that the kids could have them. I recently decided to ditch my seating chart for my mostly all family event. My question is, should I designate one or two “kids tables”? Seating articles frequently suggest seating children together if there are more than a few present.
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Post # 4
It depends on if you are having just “family” or is it more of friends and family. If it was family then I would do a childrens table for kids 5/6 or older. If friends and family then no I wouldn’t do one, to many people to much confusion…
Post # 5
Commenting to come back and see what the poll results are. I’m wondering this as well for kids in my family. I’m worried parents will want to sit with their kids but I think it would be great to have all my little cousins get together and be entertained together as they don’t see each other very often.
Post # 6
idk, who is going to be responsible for looking after them if it’s a table of just kids? I would prob seat them with their parents
Post # 7
I think it depends on age. I personally would not trust kids under about 12 to behave by themselves.
Post # 8
I’m not having one. If all the kids know each other I think a kid’s table is a great idea, otherwise I think it can be awkward. I know that when I was at weddings as kids I was shy and wouldn’t have wanted to leave my parents.
Post # 9
I went to a wedding where the bride hired a bunch of responsible teenagers to babysit the kids under a certain age. She set up tables in a semi-separated room, had gift bags for all the kids (stuffed animals, activity books, candy, etc.) and the parents could see their kids but didn’t have to deal with them. It was nice for everyone that the kids could come, but weren’t running amok at the wedding reception and their parents could drink and be a little irresponsible.
Post # 10
I’m going to have a bunch of kids at my wedding (I work with children and have a large family). My plan is to sit them with their parents during dinner, but during the more casual/dancing time, have a table available with games, parchment paper table cloth with crayons, and candy. this way, they are still near everyone and their parents can keep an eye on them, but they can still do more kid oriented activities if they are getting a little bored.
Post # 11
It is mostly all family, and I like the idea of parents being able to be adults and have “grown up” conversations with out thier kids little ears ever present. It would be at the parents’ discretion if they let them play there. I do think that during dinner the younger ones need to be with mom and dad. That is a very good point. I dont think I would use any of the tables I have in my seating chart already, but would probably add in extras just for this purpose as Rasputin mentioned. So during the cocktail hour time they can play and when it’s time to eat they can join thier parents, then go back and play some more 🙂 I even have snowman shaped playing cards in the kids’ bags! LOL