- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
I’m going to have a few toddlers, a few young kids, and then probably around 5 or so preteens/teens.
I’m going to have a separate area at my reception for the kids. It’s not totally planned out yet because I’m not that far into planning, but I have some ideas. I am going to have a separate kids’ table for the preteens/teens (close to the parents’ table, they’re all family so I think it will work out but still need to look further into logistics), but will probably seat the younger kids with their parents.
First, the kids’ area will be as far away from the dance floor as possible so they can talk with each other without booming music. I am going to hire a babysitter for the reception, my SIL has a friend who babysits so it’s someone I can trust but also who wouldn’t normally be invited to my wedding. I’m thinking of doing a separate “kids only” tent (plus babysitter and parents who want to pop in) at the reception, but I’m not sure how much that will cost yet.
Anyway, I’m thinking of a table for arts and crafts, some stuff for the smaller kids and then also some stuff for the preteens. Then another table for board games (a corner for video games would be awesome if we were inside!).
I love the idea of the scavanger hunt! I think I may steal that idea haha.
I’m having it outside, so I’m going to have some yard games that will be mainly for the kids. I’m also thinking of doing a pinata or two. Also a DIY photo booth just for the kids would be neat I think.
I’m not too worried about the kids though, almost all of them are family and know each other well and they are always able to entertain themselves endlessly at family get togethers without any of these things. There are two kids who are new to the family (my sister’s daughter in law and son in law), but the few times they’ve hung out with our family, they’ve gotten along famously with my niece and cousins so I think it’ll all be fine.
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