(Closed) Kid’s boxes

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee

We are doing something similar – we’re having an adult only event, however one of his sisters has 2 little girls (5 & 9 at wedding time) so they will be there too.  I purchased a cute animal backpack for each and will fill with toys; hopefully to keep them entertained.  So far I have some Polly Pockets and paper doll books.  Depending on the age of the kids at your wedding, and gender, perhaps: bead kits for the older kids – whatever "jewelery gem" they make they get to take home, an inexpensive doll house with a few dolls and misc. furniture (good garage sale or craigslist find), stuffed animals or babydolls for the younger children, toy cars . . . maybe an area sectioned off as the kids play zone will help?  And kids can always entertain themselves with made up games.

Less than a year old would probably be entertained my his/her parents for the evening and not left amongst the toys, I wouldn’t worry about those young ones.

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ring pops might be a good idea for candy. I’d avoid anything with peanuts or peanut butter if I were you, because of allergies.

Also, craft stores like Joann’s usually have a section of pre-packaged craft activities for kids that run a buck or two each.

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

That is such an cool idea!!!

As for your camera question, I used to help run a lab where we developed film and I can be honest when I say that giving kids disposable cameras is a waste of cash! LOL. Unless of course you’re sending them home with the paretns of the kids to develop – I woulnd’t bother.  

About 75% of the pictures are either blury, or of the floor.

I remember one bride actually who had the cameras on her tables and I developed them as part of a wedding gift for free. She was so bumed to not find all these awesome photos on there, but rather 4 rolls of her mom (a joke one of the groomsmen played because he thought she was hot in high school) and over half of everything else were of the floor, wall, table and too close to even determine who they were of.

Luckily I let her return all the ones she didn’t want and subtracted that from her total (or my total rather…lol) but I guess after 5 years of seeing this come through – I woulnd’t put them on the tables of hand them out even really because I see them as a huge waste of money and the people who normally do take the best photos – take the camera home even when instructed not too….

Okay enough with my lame story….hahah 


ANyway – you’re kiddie packs sound way cool, and in th eplace of the cameras maybe put in chunky beads and strong for the girls – to make bracelets and necklaces….my daughter loves that stuff and the boys could have those little mini GI Joes, you buy in bulk bags at party stores for like $4!

Good luck!


Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

We are having kid tables with activities for them to do – like coloring books, mad libs, & board games.  You may want to consider some legos for the younger kids (the jumbo ones, not the teeny ones), or puzzles would be neat too.  For fun, we are putting out wax lips and fangs – because I know the photos willl be hilarious and we’re quirky like that.  Most good parents probably will bring something for their kiddos, so just do what you can and don’t stress over it. 

Post # 8
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Gosh you guys have awesome kids stuff!!!!


Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Love these suggestions!  I just wanted to say be careful with the beads depending how young some of the kids may be is all.  If you know they’re old enough, go for it, but really young children just put everything in their mouths and beads are something they could potentially choke on, so make sure the really young kids don’t get their hands on any beads.

A fun idea is to have a paper tablecloth on the kids table and they can draw right on the table.  I think that, a couple of dolls and toy cars, and some Lego and you’re golden.

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