Post # 1
So I come from a tiny family and my fiance comes from a huge family. There will be no less than 15 kids under the age of 10. I can’t kids running and screaming, which tends to happen at other family functions.
I know good and well if I put a family memeber in charge of keeping the peace, it will never happen.
There is no way that we can make the wedding kid free, which is not what I want, I just want well behaved children for five hours.
So what can I do?! Help!
Post # 3
Valium in the mac and cheese. Um, we’ll be having a ton of kids at our wedding too, actually. And its making me a little bit crazy.
Post # 4
Make sure they have lots to keep them occupied, set up a “kid” zone with colouring books, crayons etc, stuff to play dress-up, maybe hire someone outside the family to keep the kids occupied.
Post # 5
Yeah, hire a babysitter and try to separate them from the crowd. Kids are noisy and full of energy. Such is life.
Post # 6
Did you pick a venue yet? some places have a separate kiddie room.
Post # 7
I love the idea of a kid zone. What is ratio of “wranglers” to kids do you think would be best? The kids range in age from a little over a year to 7.
The ideas are swirling….and the mom’s & dad’s could actually have a kind of date night!
Post # 8
I would say 2 kidding wranglers for 15 kids?
Post # 9
I think it depends on the kiddie wrangler you get. As a teacher I would be totally fine with 15 kids by myself but if you get a young teenager to do it you might want 3 or maybe even 4 especially with such a wide range in ages. The really little ones will requite constant attention but the older ones will want to play and be active so I would say having more than one for each age group would be a good idea. I would recommend contacting a local college and seeing if you could get some education majors to do it. They work for cheap, they’re professional and full of teacher tricks to keep them entertained and fairly quiet.