Parents are tearing their hair out as the third piece of beautifully prepared chicken is hurled across the table. You’re pretty sure the best man is distraught that many of his jokes fell flat as ear piercing screams continued throughout his speech. If you’re inviting kids to your wedding, it’s important, no, integral, that you provide entertainment. Here’s how…
1.) Table top entertainment.
From fun table trivia, to bridemaid playbooks and activity packs – give the little ones something to concentrate on whilst they’re at the your wedding breakfast tables.
2.) Kid friendly favours
Yummy sweeties in novelty shaped boxes, or delicious marshmallows in a jam jar which might later be used to collect table gems or confetti – the choice is yours…
What about when they’re not at the table?
Get them involved!
There are of course the traditional roles of flower girl and ring bearer, but if you try to give the other kids something to take care of (under the watchful eye of an adult, of course) then they are likely to be too excited about playing their part to be disruptive. Older children can be given disposable cameras and be asked act as family photographers, and have younger children in charge of the confetti throwing – just make sure they don’t start throwing it before the time is right! At the reception, you can get the kids to help people find their tables, and even to hand out favours.
Put on Kids entertainment
If you have a large space or a separate room then this is a particularly good idea. Whether it’s a full on magic show or a clown to keep them occupied, or an area with comfortable seating where they can sit and watch DVDs, this is bound to keep them quiet.
Have some fun activities
These will be popular with kids of all ages. From bouncy castles to kite flying, art competitions to making your own cocktails – non alcoholic for the kids of course – there is no shortage of things people can get up to at your reception, be it indoors or out.
Hopefully this post has given you some kid-friendly ideas as to how to make sure children are happy and occupied all day long at your wedding! Good luck, TLD x