Post # 1
I’m not doing favours for the adults but I want to provide something to keep the children occupied at the wedding (we have quite a few children coming!).
Please let me know what you think of these:
Girls – aged 10 – 11
Photo Scavenger Hunt – I will give each girl a disposable camera and a list of photos they have to take eg. someone wearing a hat, someone dancing, the bride and groom sharing a kiss etc
Wedding Crossword – I am DIYing it
Girls/Boys aged 4 – 6
These activity books plus colouring pencils:
We also have 4 girls under 4 and I’m not really sure what to get…a story book maybe? What do you think?
Post # 2
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
- 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
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
I think they are good ideas. Are you having dancing? Seems like kids always LOVE to dance!
Post # 6
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
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
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 # 9
MrsN14: Mrs.Sawyertobe: IzzyBear: Sorry I probably should have explained myself better! I’m hoping the activity books will keep them entertained during the meal and speeches. We are having dancing in the evening so that should wear them out!
Post # 10
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
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!