(Closed) Reception activities for 8 year old girl 11 year old boy

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I am going to make bags for my 2 flower girls and provide my daughter with some activities as well. The flower girls thankyou bags will have a paper bag with “reception activities” in them. Or I may have my planner hold them and give them to the girls at the reception.


Post # 4
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

melizabe:  That would satisfy my 8 year old daughter but not my son when he was 11. I do not know how “plugged” in this kid is on a day to day basis but more than likely he is going to scoff at this. The only exception may be the Mad Libs, but they are more than likely only going to keep him entertained for a few minutes. 

Post # 6
4041 posts
Honey bee

I think the 2 year olds can be taken care of by their parents. I wouldn’t give a little one crayons (or markers). If you have an evening wedding, chances are they will fall asleep, before it’s over.  The 8 year old girl can amuse herself with dancing, or might bring an electronic game or book; I’d honestly let the 11 year old take care of himself, too. He might be insulted to be considered a child and what is age appropriate for some, isn’t necessarily for another.

Post # 7
9546 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dancing. I had a ton of kids of all ages at my wedding without any specific kid activities and it was fine. They ran around and played with each other during cocktail hour, ate during dinner, then danced with everyone else once the dance floor was open. 

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