(Closed) lots of children at my wedding any ideas to keep them entertained

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bubbles kids LOVE bubbles! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi! I think those are great ideas. I am planning to have kids at my wedding as well and are planning to incorporate some of the same things you had listed. I think your Santa idea is cute, the kids will like that.  

Another option (which I was thinking of doing), is to maybe have an Xbox, Nintendo, or Wii type of game setup in the kid’s corner if it works at your reception space. 🙂 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

some sort of tame (so they dont go too crazy) treasure hunt.   they have a list of things to find and get a few guests in on it so if they have to find a person named Teresa and she has to sign their paper to prove that they did find her or find a lady in a yellow dress, count how many chairs are in the room  etc

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Kids love to dance and that keeps them entertained for hours.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you mostly have to worry about dinner time since this is when there is the most “down” time.  Once the dancing starts they will be entertained.  I think you have some great items.  They should be fine.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are having some small toys and coloring books as favors for the kids. But we only have around 10 kids coming. We thought about doing a toy basket. You could show a movie for ones that aren’t into dancing if your venue has a tv.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am considering putting little wrapped “presents” on each of the kids plates ( I am seating all the guests at specific spots) and inside there will be coloring, candies, small things (not swallowable of course) to entertain them for the speeches.  What kid doesn’t like opening something, especially a present?? 😛

Post # 11
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Newbee

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I have always thought that Children don’t belong at weddings (not because I don’t like them .. I had 3 of my own and 2 grand kids) but mostly because kids just don’t like to sit still and behave for hours on end, and they aren’t going to. Their parents come to the wedding to party and we (the planner) usually end up being the warden when they get seriously out of line.

Like running across the dance floor and sliding under the cake table …taking said cake with them… or knocking things off the tables and glass breaking setting the linens on fire….if there is any kind of water feature in the area you have to make sure they don’t drown. … I could go on… Kids will be kids and you can’t expect them to behave forever.

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They bring cup cakes for the kids to frost , beds for them to sleep in, portable cribs for little ones. TOYS ect … craft projects …goodie bags, they take an unused room or a area away from guests and turn it into kiddie land. They also go get the food for them and take it to their area during the reception.

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Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My Father-In-Law made play dough for the kids and encouraged them to make models of Darling Husband and me.

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