Post # 17
ooohh I actually love the kids corner idea….I am going to be having a babysitter there to help watch the kids bc we know the parents are going to have fun….it’s only going to be like 3 young kids and one is my daughter so I want to make sure she’s being taken care of at all times so I am hiring my cousin who is a teenager to babysit.
Post # 18
We are having a kids’ table. I just went to the Dollar Tree this week to find little things for them to do. I picked up a bunch of coloring/activity books, crayons, some children’s books to read, and some arts and crafts type stuff (little foam crowns they can decorate with foam sticker shapes to make themselves princes and princesses, since we are having a fairytale theme). They also had some little puzzles and sticker sets. I bought my flowergirl a wedding Barbie set from Ebay (I think she is the only girl, actually) and the ring bearer boys also got some little matchbox cars. I pretty much looked for “quiet time” types of activities, so no balls, kites, or anything that makes noise.
We are only having about five children though and they are all well behaved with parents who keep good control of them. I would consider hiring a babysitter if you know some of your guests don’t keep proper control over their kids.
Post # 19
I found an idea in a magazine recently. Giving each of the children a disposable camera and a “i spy” card will keep them amused for awhile. “I spy” meaning, “I spy grandma and grandpa” or “I spy a kiss” then the kids can take the picture. I haven’t tried it yet, although I’m sure some very interesting pics will evolve!
Post # 20
We were going to have a kids playroom in one of the side rooms at our venue with games and a tv/dvd player with movies. But now that the RSVP cards are coming in most of our guests with kids aren’t bringing them. So it looks like now it will only be the 2 flowergirls (nieces of FI). I’m glad that I didnt’ go through all the stress and trouble of planning activities for them or spend the money.