(Closed) Kid Distraction Bags

posted 4 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
2048 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Yeh those packs seem fine and I think there’s plenty for them to do. We had a 2 y/o and a 4 y/o as flower girls. We have each of them a colouring pack and a stuffed bear as a thank you gift. We had a 11 y/o boy too and we have him a Lego pack. They were all entertained and the two girls spent the evening dragging round the stuffed bear.

Post # 3
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’d say no to the playdoh. Some kids can cause a horrible scene with it, and get it everywhere. Massive coloring books with crayons kept 27 children quiet at my wedding. We had one in a bag, a full box of 24 count crayons and two packs of fruit snacks. All were a hit.

Post # 4
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Yup, I’d nix the playdoh. Coloring books and bubbles seem like plenty, the toys are a nice extra.

But honestly – bees with toddlers should correct me if I’m off base here – but I’d be careful of including too much stuff, because when the kid gets tired of one toy and leaves it in the middle of the floor and goes to pick up another, or flings the stuffed puppy in one direction and the toy car in the other, it’s mom or dad who will get the pleasure of repeatedly corralling these toys while they are still trying to enjoy your wedding. :/

Post # 5
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

mshoneybeespgbuzz:  Your idea sounds so sweet and I’m sure the parents will appreciate any gesture you make!! I love wandering around the dollar store ‘kids’ section- so much fun stuff. I agree w/pp- nix the Playdough. There are tons of figurines and easily cleaned-up items to substitute with. Maybe also include a small snack.

Personally, I would also be hesitant to give a 2y/o bubbles….

Post # 6
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We had those 1 dollar play packs in a variety of kid themes – disney princess, ninja turtles, etc Got them on the dollar aisle at Target. 

We also had some matchbox cars for the boys and some lil tykes matchbox like cars that were appropriate for the 12 month old. 

We had a lego pack for my flower girl. 

We also threw in some ring pops which certainly kept some kids quiet 🙂  My flower girl told me her ring was bigger than mine! 

Post # 11
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

First off I just want to say as a mom of a 2 year old with a baby on the way, I think it is so so so thoughtful of you to do this. My son would be thrilled to play with those new toys. And I would be a happy mama to have new toys to distract my kid with.

As someone else mentioned, I would definitely add in fruit snacks…they keep my kid quiet for awhile and little characters or animals ..u can get them at the dollar store or kmart for cheap. My son will play with those tiny animals for hours. 

Post # 12
4 posts

I wouldn’t make the bags so gendered. The girl may like cars and dinosaurs and the boy may like princesses and dress up–after all theyre only two. Besides, you don’t want the kids fighting over toys at your wedding. 🙂

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Post # 15
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We are doing coloring books, small toys (but not too small to be choking hazards), and some fun photo stuff.  The ages at the kids table range from 4-10.  This same group of kids had a blast in a photobooth last month, so I think I’m going to have some fun little hats/headbands and sunglasses, and a cheapo camera to take pics.  I think there will be about 15 kids under 10… and thankfully all of them are very good at weddings!  

We are also have a nap / breastfeeding room, potentially with an ipad and some disney movies, supervised by a babysitter

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