(Closed) Wedding Ideas for Kids: HELP

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Extra Question: How many kids under 16 are coming to your wedding?
    None - Adult only Reception : (8 votes)
    21 %
    1-2 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    3-4 : (2 votes)
    5 %
    5-6 : (7 votes)
    18 %
    7-8 : (4 votes)
    11 %
    9-10 : (5 votes)
    13 %
    11-15 : (2 votes)
    5 %
    16-20 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    21+ : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You might want to aks the 11 year old if he wants to be “in charge”.  Eleven years old is the beginning of middle school age.  He might rather be around the adults and may not apprecaite being made to be a babysitter.  I doubt that the kids will stay at the kiddie table all evening anyway.  Their parents would be the best people to chaperone them – especially the toddlers.

    Post # 5
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our nieces and nephews were the only kids there and were in the wedding party.  They ranged from 13 to 3.  I didn’t bring anything for them to do.  They had a blast getting dressed up, being in the wedding and dancing.  Literally, they all danced all night.  I had brought glow sticks, but forgot about them.

    Coloring books–a couple bees have made their own “wedding related” ones, bubbles, sparklers, glow sticks, special desserts.  Also, you could do a black and white “thank you” banner/poster that they could color/decorate.  Your photographer would take a picture of you two holding the banner for your thank you notes.

    Post # 8
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Fun multi-age ideas: Legos, Modeling clay (non-staining kind) or playdough, pipe cleaners, small dolls/action figures/cars, colorforms.

    You can also purchase or borrow a variety of board type games for different ages.

    My guest list will probably include at least fifty children so I have been giving this some thought 😀

    Post # 10
    61 posts
    Worker bee

    Greart suggestions so far! I’m in the same boat with the kiddies. I was thinking of trying to get the majority of them at one table, far from me… That sounds bad but you know what i mean.

    Post # 12
    14 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am having 20 children under 16 at my wedding, they are all well behaved though, as my grandmother had watched/does watch all of them and she is a stickler for etiquette. We are bringing in Wii games for the kids as well as some of the Adult “Children” to entertain them. My venue is large and has several flat screen televisions that are all on separate “Channels” so that while we have our soundless slide show running through out the event the kids can have 2 places to play games. As for the seating arrangements, we have decided to just dedicate 1/4th of the room to the little ones so that they have plenty of room to run around and play as well as color and eat. For the table cloths we have butcher paper so they can color on it and personalized crayons in our wedding colors! My flower girl and ring bearer have been helping me plan so I think we have a fairly good idea of what the Children will like, not to mention my FH is more excited about the Wii than they are lol.

    Post # 14
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Is there a small room to have movies playing? Set up blankets/pillows? They may crash after all the excitement? If not, maybe have the tablecloth be paper so they can color on it? Also, if you want them to stay in the corner area–don’t give them all the toys/activities at once–maybe a few when they come in and have the parents or whoever put a few more out towards the middle/end of the night. 

    I’d say legos, coloring books, playdough, silly putty, stickers 🙂 Goodluck!

    Post # 15
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly we did absolutely nothing for the kids except play music they could dance to. We had all of the younger kids up there danicing all night. Nothing is cuter than seeing 3-4 2 year olds dancing together. The kids had a blast and didn’t need anything else.

    Post # 16
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with asking the 11 yr old. Especially since its his brother’s wedding. I know I went to a family wedding when I was around that age and I danced all night. I don’t think I would have liked watching kids.

    However, if he does go along with it I like the idea of the I spy game with the cameras. I think you can get a lot of cute pics this way.

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