(Closed) Fun or unneccesary?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Kids Bags
    A kids bag would probably be a lifesaver! Do it. : (32 votes)
    57 %
    Don't bother. The kids will probably be entertained by their parents and other family members. : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Cute idea. Just have an age cut-off for it. : (19 votes)
    34 %
    Other - I've explained below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I heard of other brides doing this and it really worked!

    Gave the kiddos stuff to do and made them feel part of the whole deal too.

    I say go for it =)

    Post # 4
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Do it. Definitely

    Post # 5
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would have a cut off age though….

    be kinda weird to get one as a teen. lol

    Post # 6
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

     I think it’s a good idea but not necessary! I could imagine weddings being really boring for them so giving them something to do would be great! 

    Post # 7
    46596 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The bags would be great to entertain the children. If I ever took my children somewhere, I always took some things to entertain them quietly , but I know that is not always the case.

    If you ever travel on planes or ferries you see many bored children whose parents haven’t thought to bring them anything to pass the time.

    Post # 8
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s a great idea – but don’t do the age cutoff.  I’m not a kid, but I’d still be all over one of those if I was in the right mood. 😉

    Post # 9
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think this is so cute and really thoughtful of you! As a guest I would think it was a nice gesture for you to care enough about the kids and their parents to want to have an activity bag and nanny available for them 🙂

    Post # 13
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I second that you do it – here’s why: They do this at my church (have bags of coloring stuff, and those note pad things you can write on and erase) and it seriously kept my youngest sister SO entertained. She’s a naturally LOUD child and she’s usually pretty awesome with her crayons.

    Also, a wedding that didn’t have those but had kids I remember one of the boys (probably about 8) was talking and smacking his gum the whole time and the parents did NOTHING. I was annoyed. So I don’t think you can rely on parents to keep their kids in line necessarily. I’m sure my friend didn’t think it would be an issue.

    Post # 14
    7689 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I did something very similar from DollarTree.  I bought little canvas bags and filled them with a small chunky pad of paper instead of a large coloring book, a small box of crayons, a slinky and a glow in the dark bracelet-because daughter’s wedding started @ 5pm.

    Post # 15
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it’s a really sweet idea. Guests with children would really appreciate the thoughtful gesture! You don’t need to put piles of work into it to make it a nice personal touch

    Post # 16
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think the bags are a fantastic idea.  Hopefully it will help the kids behave while the “boring” parts are happening.

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