(Closed) Twist on Picture Scavenger Hunt – would love your input!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

It does sound like a fun idea except those pictures are going to be no good.  For my SIL’s wedding we let the kids take pics with disposable cameras and all the pictures were no good heads cut off, blurry, silly self pics and we had to pay to develop them.  On the plus side it did give them something to do but the younger ones got bored. The younger ones would be better of with colouring books, pencils, stickers or even Lego.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@Shanna777:  I think it’s super cute, but I have to echo the concern about the quality of the photos. Is your reception going to be in a hall where it’s pretty dark? If so, you have to make sure that the camera has a flash and that the children know how (and remember) to use it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@Shanna777:  our group of kids were 12,10,8,7,6 and 2.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Shanna777:  Do you really care how the photos turn out, or do you want the kids to be entertained?

Also, how old are the kids in question?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@Shanna777:  Maybe make a scavenger hunt book for them with blank spaces for them to draw their own pictures of the night’s events? You can even include cheap clipboards that are personalized with their names so that they can carry them around the reception. They can take it home with them at the end of the night and it won’t cost you nearly as much as the cameras.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

How many kids are there going to be? Maybe you could ask around and find enough “old” digital cameras or cell phones from relatives. For example, my 11 year old little sister carts around FI’s old Iphone and uses it to take photos of her friends and it works great (there’s no service on it).

Also, you can find some pretty cheap digital cameras these days. Getting that would equal the disposable + developing costs and at least they’d be able to see what they are taking photos of.

If you can see them right away, you can give out prizes to the ones who complete them all 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Shanna777:  I think the problem with the scavenger hunt for kids, is while most of them have probably used their parents digital cameras before, they have no clue how to use a disposable with a view finder instead of a display screen, so you get really crummy pictures that you have to pay to develop.  

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I probably wouldn’t offer to give them a mini album. In case the picture turn out unusable or really dark, don’t want the kids to get too excited and think they are getting all thse great pics back that they took.

Maybe just send them a pic of you plus the kid?

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