(Closed) Kids Table, How are you keeping them busy?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldnt give them too much candy bc then they will bouncing off the walls! i am inviting kids to my wedding as well. it depends on how old the kids are. Im having like a little activity book for them to color, crossword puzzle etc. so maybe look into something like that. Maybe getting like glowsticks little stuff that wont cost an arm n a leg:) also kids dancing is also another part of the wedding that people love!

Post # 4
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I didn’t do a kids’ table, but I had lots of kids attend. I made activity bags for them that included coloring books and crayons and puzzles. Honestly, all of the kids had a blast dancing and weren’t in their seats much (all under 8, averaging 4 years old). What you’re thinking sounds like plenty– remember that folks with kids probably won’t be staying too late, so an hour or to of activities after eating will be plenty. 

Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We might do some kind of activity bag but I’m not too worried. It’s really up to their parents to entertain and look after them. 

Post # 6
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I was at a wedding in April were the kids where invited.  There was no “kids” table….the kids sat at the tables with their parents. For each child, the table they were sitting at was a large bucket with their name attached.  In the bucket was:  a puzzle that they got to color ( my sons was super hero themEd), sunglasses, a slap bracelet, stickers and a few other things. Exploring what was in the bucket took enough time in itself….but then there were the activities, of course.  Oh…a led light ring was in there…..all of these were things that they sell in $1 section at Target.  Each bucket was probably ten to twelve dollars, and totally worth it. 


We still have and use the bucket for outside play.  There were no party favors at this wedding (we aren’t doing take home favors, either….but you get to share a special day with us, eat wonderful food a d drink for free!)….so theslilies favors were totally awesome, totally fun and a big hit!

We aren’t having a sit down dinner…doing are doing cocktail style with heavy food. I’m not sure  what we will have for kids since they aren’t required to sit anyway, but we will likely do something similar.  Plus, they’ll all have eachother to play with.  

Post # 7
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We didn’t have a kids tables, but we did have almost thirty children guests! We sat them with the parents. I made gift bags for each child, girl and boy versions. I had a DIY activity book I made, crayons, playdoh, and gender specific toys to fill it. We also had glowsticks that could be made into several things like glasses, balls, stars, etc and it was a huge hit with the kids! We also had a photobooth and I would say that was most popular with the kids, lol. What you have sounds great and I don’t think you have to worry too much between them playing with other kids and dancing, etc!

Post # 8
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had about 3-4 kids at our wedding and they all sat with their parents.  We did have colouring/sticker books and glow sticks for them to play with.  Honestly, maybe they’re just pretty well behaved kids, but they all amused themselves by playing with each other and dancing.

I think having a few activities for them is a good idea in case their attention spans are short, but other than that, if they’re fairly social kids they’ll have fun playing with each other.

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@HourThyme:  i heard on this forum.. avoid to make a kids table, then parents of those kids would not feel responsible for crying and misbehaving babies… so better sit kids with parents.

Post # 11
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did children’s bags – they had colouring books, crayons, and a bunch of other stuff. 

Look at Oriental Trading Company – http://www.orientaltrading.com/ – they had fantastic pricing on a lot of that little stuff.

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