Post # 1
i have around 40 children attending my wedding, (big families on both sides) i really want them there but i don’t want them getting bored and begin to mis-behave.
the ideas i have are:
– photo i spy (list of things they have to find and take a picture off.
– colouring table
-sweetie (candy) buffet.
– and glow stick (my friend had these at her wedding and they went down a treat.
will this be enough, my wedding date is 15th december and my fiance want to have santa come and hand out goodie bags, but i’m not so sure yet about this idea
what do you think ladies
Post # 3
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Post # 4
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. 🙂
Post # 5
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 # 6
some good ideas ladies, i could take my wii along if the venue has a tv to use they is a little cafe area on the side of the hall, i will probably be able to do this in there, this would be great for the teenagers coming.
Post # 7
Kids love to dance and that keeps them entertained for hours.
Post # 8
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
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.
Post # 10
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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Post # 12
My Father-In-Law made play dough for the kids and encouraged them to make models of DH and me.