Post # 1
My side of the family does not have smal children, but my fiance’s does. I want to be able to provide something for the kids to do so the parents aren’t having to listen to them whine the whole time. Do you have any suggestions on what could be provided? Please keep in mind that the reception is going to be held at a restaurant. Thanks!
Post # 3
We’re doing coloring books and crayons. Just small stuff that will keep them entertained.
Post # 4
Coloring and activity books are really cute! You might look at some of Mrs. Sprinkle’s posts, she had a lovely kids’ table.
Post # 5
It might also be a good idea to hire a sitter who could be seated at the “kids table” and help to keep them well behaved and entertained.
Post # 6
I think offering activities to keep them busy (coloring books, etc..) would be great. I also heard of people hiring a “baby sitter” for the reception just to keep an eye on the kids, play with them and let their parents relax.
Post # 7
We bought coloring books, stickers, and crayons. The kids loved it. You want to avoid messy things that the restaurant may charge you for cleaning, like markers, glitter, glue, and sequins. You could also buy silly straws for their drinks.
Post # 8
WE are using Paper placemats we bought at the party store for the kids to draw on and will have crayons avaliable in a little tin on the table…
I also am skipping the glass and flower/candle centerpiece for their table and am using a tin pail with big swirl suckers and rock candy suckers and probably some blow pop suckers… i am using the round chewy sweettarts for my “vase filler”
I am also putting out a little basket full of small toys for the kids(i was lucky enough to get these when we cleaned out my daughters room) but it is like small happy meal toys and things like that…
Post # 9
I love the paper placemat idea. Or even a paper table cloth?
You could also get some picture books or word searches or other kinds of children’s puzzles (concentration = quiet, at least for a little while).
I think it may also be wise to have a designated sitter, just to make sure things stay in check.
Great for you for thinking of the kids!
Post # 10
A basket of coloring books and crayons.
Post # 11
We talked about a Destination Wedding – if we did that we were going to have one of our family members (with kids) rent a suite at the hotel and hire a sitter (or 2). Rent a bunch of movies, order pizza, etc. – stuff kids would find more fun than being at a wedding reception.