(Closed) Child’s gift bag at reception

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m thinking of doing the same thing! I was thinking simple playing cards like Uno or Old Maid might be good, as well as a few blacksmith puzzles and finger puppets, a yo-yo… old fashioned toys really appeal to me! 🙂

What age are the kids in your wedding party? 

I’d alsso recommend being careful with stickers and crayons, depending on your venue and how well supervised the kids are, those two things can do a surprising amount of damage. Maybe color wonder markers and paper would be better? And stickers … well, those just sound like trouble, but I have some troublemaker children in my family. 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m having about 20 kids atending my wedding.  I have lots of little cousins and nieces/nephews, and I just can’t imagine my wedding without them there.  I have been thinking about doing bag for them as well.  I think it would be a great idea so their not too bored at the reception.  I’m also a budget bride, so I’m trying to think how I can do this without it being too expensive.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am considering this too, but it is way to early for me to make any decisions. However, you should check out the party section at your Target or party supply store because they have lots of cool little things.

And try http://www.minimus.com too! They have cute mini games!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Target’s dollar bin is a great resource, as is oriental trading company, if you have several kids to buy for!

Also, don’t forget to see things through the kids’ eyes! Something that seems small or silly to an adult can occupy a child for HOURS. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have five children who are in my wedding party so I’d like to keep them entertained at the reception as well! We’re getting married in May and I’m thinking I might do coloring books with crayons and put them in sand buckets. That way, they have a cute little souvenier and they are cheap (dollar store here I come!). I don’t think crayons would be an issue to be honest. I may also put like a puzzle or slinky or something different!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We haven’t thought too much about this yet, but the one thing I know I want to include are those glowy necklaces and glowlights.  The ones you bend to "crack" and they glow.  I loved those as a kid but my mom never got them for us! 

I was also thinking crayons and coloring books, playdoh, etc. but good call on making messes. 

What about dress-up things like tiaras and boas and fairy wands?  And for the boys, cowboy hats and fake pistols and sheriff badges?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I just picked up stuff for our kiddos.  I got everything at Party City for $34 for 7 kiddos, including the gift bags.

For the ceremony: 2 4-packs of mini wooly willys (they also have mini etch a sketch but they were much more expensive)  Key: they’re silent!

Reception:  krazy straws, chinese finger traps, crayons, activity book, dinosaurs, sunglasses, mazes (you know, the kind with the silver balls)

 They also have mini mad libs and all sorts of other fun stuff. 

 Good luck!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I bought canvas totes (small ones) on sale for $1 a piece at Michael’s and filled them with a slinky, pad of paper, box of 24 crayons and a package of fruit snacks each. If you can, wait until the end of the summer for back to school sales. I got the cayons for 25 cents each and the paper pads for 50 cents each at Target.  I bought the slinkys and fruit snacks at Costco, so the cost per bag was $3.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

There are some great ideas here! Any thoughts on gift bags for babies? I know they probably need them less, but it just doesn’t seem right to do them for some of the kids, but not others. Our guests’ kids will be staying with a babysitter in the hotel, so noise/distraction is less of an issue. I’ve been struggling with this for a while…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How old are the babies (or how old will they be at your wedding, I should say), DCBride? I have a few ideas for littler ones…

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I may have one or two under 1 (not sure the parents will bring them…), and as many as 3 between 2 and 3. Thanks for any ideas!

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