(Closed) Kids at a wedding. Things to keep them entertained

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan

We had about 10 kids. We made sure there was wifi–all the kids brought their own ipads to watch movies. We also provided a small, seperate room for them to go read/color/watch their ipad movies. Other than that, we didnt provide anything, and yet all the kids said they had an awesome time. Most of the kids danced and had fun on the dance floor. We just asked the dueling piano players to not play anything too vulgar, which they said was already their policy so it wasn’t an issue. Many of them also left around 9 or 10, since they were quite tired. 2 of them were falling asleep by 9 or 10 on their grandparents. 

Post # 17
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742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are only have two kids, but we are all big kids so we are bringing a few card and board games, coloring books, and crayons. 

Post # 18
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We had probably 20 kids under the age of 10. Coloring books, crayons, bubbles and glow sticks kept them busy! Plus all the kids loved dancing to the music. It was such a good time.

Post # 19
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We had about a dozen kids, mostly around ages 4-7. By the guest book table at the ceremony, I had a gift bag for each of them, labelled with their names. They each got crayons, coloring books, snacks (most of them lived about a 2 hour drive from my venue) and some age appropriate cheap and quiet toys. 

The kids and parents loved the bags!  And they were pretty inexpensive to put together.  I spent maybe $5 on each. The quiet ceremony was worth every penny 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

They have these little packets at the Dollar Tree… I can’t find them online, I am probably looking under the wrong section- but I saw them at the actual store (I love the Dollar Tree).

They are like little packs with a mini puzzle, coloring book, stickers, etc and they have for girls (Minnie Mouse and Disney Princesses) and boys (I think it was Marvel characters and some other recent Disney kids show). But they are a dollar a packet.

If you have a Dollar Tree near you, I would go check it out. They have random kids stuff you can put in a baggie for them.

They also have those glow in the dark light bracelet/wands.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

We had 14 kids. We bought coloring books and crayons. Nobody used them, they just went wild on the dancefloor for hours.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV

I was just at a wedding where there were 30 kids.  All the baby cousins and their friends kids were invited.  They had cute bags for each family with kids that had glow sticks and crayons and coloring sheets.  They also did the limbo and over dances specifically for the children.  My soon to be nephew had a great time.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We had a kids table with colouring in.  We also had a babysitter for the kids, and they went home after dessert.  It made it easier that they were all family, and we had rented a house near the venue

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