(Closed) Do I need to plan kids activities?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First off, your venue sounds amazing! 

But no, I don’t think you need to crazy on activites for the kids. It’s their parent’s responsibility to watch them if they want them there so bad. As a bride, you shouldn’t be forced to enterain someone else’s kids on your wedding day! 

An easy thing to do would be to get some coloring books, crayons, and candy to keep them busy during dinner and during dances and speeches. Kind of like what they do in restaurants! 

Another thought—since it’s outside, you could get some bubbles for them too! 



Post # 4
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I totally agree with PP.  We just had a color or activity book and crayons at the childrens place settings. Definitely kept them entertained when we needed them to behave during dinner and speeches. I wouldn’t worry about other activities, though. If the parents bring them, they should be responsible for keeping them out of trouble.

Post # 5
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@simplifiedbride:  Agreed!!

Someone suggested to me that I set up a play room. I dont think so! I definitly think its the parents responsibility to handle their own children and keep them entertained.

Post # 6
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I made the kids at our reception some activity books, but I’m not even sure that they used them all that much – they were on the dance floor most of the night, having a blast.  They were the life of the party!

Post # 7
52 posts
Worker bee

I don’t think you really need to plan activities for them.  There parents can work to keep them entertained.  We are planning on having a kids table with some coloring books, games, etc.  But I don’t think you need to go any further than that.

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