(Closed) Kids’ Table?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’m not doing a kids table per se, as they’ll be sitting with their parents, but we are providing gable boxes for each child filled with activities for them to do. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Crayons and paper.  I’ve been keeping my eye on the clearance rack at Michaels’ and others and have found stickers and other stuff they can make.  It’s really just a random assortment of stuff to keep them occupied for even a little while.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m seriously considering doing little goody bags for the kids too. I’m thinking of giving them a small pack of crackers or gummi bears, a wedding activity colouring book with some crayons and maybe something extra….

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re going to have a kids table with crayons and activity books. We’re also going to have a separate bouquet toss for the kids where we throw toys (one for each kid). We’ll be hitting up Oriental Trading Company for those…they have these little rubber ducks that are just adorable!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Go do the oriental trading company, very well priced for items kids just destroy anyway.

We’re doing our reception in an airplane hanger, so I’m going to get the 300 foam airplanes.  (and a few other activities for the kids)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What about a placemat designed for the wedding?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The idea of the “toss” is cute but beware of little tots getting out of hand, as a former preschool teacher, I can see that going terribly wrong.

In addition, a girlfriend of mine had her wedding recently and was really concerned about the 16 young children that would be.  Just like you, she was looking for ways to thwart the mayhem!  She made a “kiddie corner” that was stocked with crayons, small toys, little treats, and more… It was SUPER adorable.  Yet, a huge unseen problem occured:  All the added stimuli made the kids CRAZY. The worse part was, they were all together (aka: like a rat pack, feeding off eachother’s energy and craziness!)  Thr bride was so bummed, because she thought her kid-friendly plan would have the opposite effect and keep them occupied.  Instead, she fed right into them! And the parents felt like “well my kid has a place to play and they’re with all thsoe other kids, so I’m gonna go party and not watch them” Making it much worse in the end!!! After witnessing that, I realized that kids are best off seated with their parents (who should be responsible for keeping them in line).  I think you need a way to thwart dance-floor blockage (maybe with a cute sign? or shout from the DJ?) without giving them an entire desingated area. It will get trashed.  So sorry to be the bearer of bad news!  Perhaps if they’re older (8-12), they would be able to handle themselves better at the kid area.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

We’re having a few children at our wedding, only the ones in the wedding party, and they’re old enough (8-12) to have their own table with activities (need to find age appropriate ones). I’ll also be providing each of them with a disposable camera, who knows they may get some of the best pictures of the wedding =)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

We’re having a few children at our wedding, only the ones in the wedding party, and they’re old enough (8-12) to have their own table with activities (need to find age appropriate ones). I’ll also be providing each of them with a disposable camera, who knows they may get some of the best pictures of the wedding =)

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