(Closed) Will these keep the children occupied during the reception?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Those are good ideas and I’d use those, but I’ve never been to a wedding where the kids weren’t entertained. We had probably 25 kids at our wedding and they were all running around the dance floor, dancing with their parents, doing photobooths, playing outside, etc. Usually kids have a blast on the dance floor until the are exhausted and pass out lol I wouldn’t worry about it too much!

Post # 3
3037 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Most 3 year old girls are content with coloring, if you’d want to get them some coloring pages and crayons. I think most kids in that 2-10 range will also like being on the dance floor.

Post # 4
930 posts
Busy bee

I’m 26 and enjoy coloring, so I think that’d be a safe bet. I wouldn’t worry too much about entertaining the kids. They’ll have fun just by being around other children. 

Post # 5
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think they are good ideas.  Are you having dancing?  Seems like kids always LOVE to dance!

Post # 6
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

For activities, my mom told me when I was meticulously planning out activites for the kids, “It’s a great idea, very cute, but if you’re doing this to keep them quiet, nothing will so don’t overdo/over stress it!” <br />Just don’t get high hopes that they will sit like little buisnessmen/women and be quiet. 🙂 Cute ideas though!! Awesome that you thought of age ranges too!

Post # 7
2512 posts
Sugar bee

linnylou_88:  My sister had activity books at her wedding this past weekend. Many children were there! Yes, they were on the dance floor and playing with balloons a lot but before the dance floor was open, like when you’re waiting at the reception for the bride and groom, the activity books were a hit! It kept the kids busy and seated.

Post # 8
6114 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Honestly, the kids will keep themselves entertained…typically on the dance floor. The most I’d do was provide some coloring sheets and crayons in case they get bored during dinner. Other than that, I doubt they’ll even be sitting still.

Post # 10
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can also get some play-doh or clay for the littlier ones.

For the older girls, I think the photo scavenger hunt is really cute (I have a 10 year old niece and she loves this kind of stuff).  If you don’t already have a book for your guests to sign, you can have the girls bring one from table to table to have the guests sign, or have them create a picture/poster for you and have the guests sign that.  At that age the girls like to do creative things.

Post # 11
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

linnylou_88:  Most kids love to dance. I don’t think you need to plan too much for them. I’m having kids at mine and I’m betting they’ll have fun like i did when i was a rug rat and went to wedding. I was all about the Shirley Temples and dancing, baby!

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