(Closed) Kids!? What did you do with them?! HELP!!!!!

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
4040 posts
Honey bee

I think if you pay for the babysitters, food, beverages, etc. you can reasonably ask the parents to pack a tote bag, of things to keep each child occupied. If they’re traveling they’ll have stuff with them, anyway. It’s really hard to provide for that wide of an age range, without knowing what each kid likes. I wouldn’t give crayons to a 1 year old and I know my kids weren’t coloring at 9.  Does the venue have a TV that they can put in there? A few movie DVDs will help.

I have a feeling though, that when the kids wind down, later in the evening, the parents will have to leave early with them – more like 10:00 PM than 1:00 AM. My niece left her own brother’s wedding early, because of her toddler (was also cared for in a separate room).

Post # 3
8780 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do the parents know about the babysitter arrangement?

I would guess most parents will leave early.

I’d second the suggestion of a TV with a DVD player.

Post # 4
46812 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MeandMyLouboutins:  You can’t keep 12 kids ages from 1-9 in the same room for  8 hrs.

Many, if not most of them will need to be in bed, asleep, long before your wedding ends.

What facilities do you have in that room? Do you have a separate space with cribs and beds?

You are also going to need several babysitters.

The 1 yr old may not be up to eating pizza. Do you have facilities to reheat food or formula (if they are still on it)?

If you stick with your plan of offering babysitters, I would do it only while the kids are still awake and happy. When they pass that point, I would have the sitter phone the parents and their child then becomes their responsibility.

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