Post # 1
So for our wedding we are expecting to have around 20-30 kids (if they all come). So I have seen many Bees with cute activity books and I thought what a genius idea. I received the template from a fellow Bee (I’m really sorry but I cannot remember who it was) and personalized for us.
I found these cute little tote bags at the dollar store that come with a picture on it and some markers to color. For a buck I bought one to test it out (what’s the worse it could happen, I lose a $1). They are perfect! I colored it, the markers are perfect, it doesn’t go through the fabric of the tote.So I tied the markers with some red ribbon and placed inside the bag.
Then I moved on to the activity book, made it, printed it, and place 2 holes in it and put some red ribbon (I just have to adjust a little bit the holes so they’re not so closed to the edge of the paper).
I bought crayola markers at Michaels, they were on sale (64 crayons for $2), bought little baggies (50 for $1) and placed around 10-12 crayolas in the bags. I put everything inside the bag and all it’s missing is a little jar with some jelly beans or M&Ms (The grown ups are all getting a jar of homemade apple jelly, so the kids get their own jar of goodies)
Now here are the pictures:
The tote bag when I bought it:
After coloring it (keep in mind, I was just testing it :p)
The Activitiy book:
Now add some nice red ribbon, crayons in the little baggy:
And evertything together:
What do you think: Sorry if this is soooo long, but hopefully I can help another Bee who is thinking about what to do for the kiddies 😀
Post # 3
So cute! The only thing I would probably do differently is give something “healthier” as a treat, like apple chips or trail mix or something, but that’s just because I’m a scrooge and wouldn’t let my kid eat the M&Ms & he would throw a tantrum mid reception 🙂
Post # 5
Oh, I love it!! Did you find the stuff for the activity book online?
Post # 6
I’m planning on putting together bags for each of the kids who attend our wedding too and I think this would be right up their alley!
Would you mind sharing the template for your wedding coloring book?
Post # 8
@BoiledPNut: I got the main template from a fellow Bee and then I found other pictures online.
@ButtercupBo: Sure, pm me your email and I’ll send it to you.
@les105: I thought about putting something a little healthier but not sure yet
Post # 9
I love it! great idea. would you mind sending me the template you used? [email protected]
Post # 10
@farmgirlnfarmboy: Thanks and email sent 😀
Post # 11
I love this idea! We’re having a lot of kids at our wedding too and I’ve been trying to think what we could do for them besides renting the Moonwalk.
Can you please send me the template too?
My email address is [email protected]
Post # 13
Very cute the kids will love it!
Post # 14
@Katnisseverdeen: Thanks! I hope so, otherwise I’m sure lots of adults will love them 😀
Post # 16
Or maybe you can post the doc to Google Docs and share the link, so you don’t have to email everybody?
I don’t think we’ll have any little ones of the right age for this, but I would totally use this if we did!