(Closed) Do I need to check with parents before making a kids table?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think that age group is fine for a kids table. Maybe start word of mouth with thos people that there will be a special place for the kids to sit.

I think their own table is a good idea! !

Post # 4
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I let guests know via our website that there would be a kids table with activity packs. I’d imagine some kids will sit there but some of the younger ones will probably end up taking their pack and sit with the parents. I wouldn’t really stress about notifying parents, I’m sure they will figure it out when they get there.

We are doing a kids table that will have a cupcake tower, candy dishes and activity packets that we put together. I made custom coloring books for kids that has word searches, mazes along with coloring pages. I got a bunch of stuff from http://www.orientaltrading.com in the wedding and games sections. There is also plastic badges included, since both of us are in law enforcement, and bubble gum rolls in a crime scene tape container. We also got glow in the dark bracelets from http://www.save-on-crafts.com, 50 for $9.

Here is a pic of some of the stuff in the kids packs.

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2541570496/in/set-72157605376524573/

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would think that with that age of children, you would be fine. But, if you have the chance to ask it wouldn’t hurt. Just be prepared for some children not to want to sit there.

Post # 6
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

At that age, I think they’ll be fine at a table by themselves.  However, depending on how big your wedding is, it might be a little hairy for a parent to be sitting 200 people away from their kid.

Either assign an older teenager or hire a sitter to watch over the kids table, or place the table somewhere very visible within line-of-sight of at least a few responsible people.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think it’s best to just ask.  I wanted to do the same thing at my wedding, but was told that some kids would be more comfortable with their parents, rather than with other kids they don’t really know.   So I ended up not doing it.

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