If you’re having kids at your Big Day, keep them entertained and make them feel extra special with these 8 awesome ideas!
1. Kids Only Space
Give them their own space so that they feel all grown up. These cute signs will make them feel important and you’ll know exactly where to find them.
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2. Cute Place Names
Have some fun with the table setting and use letter shaped cookies to spell out the littlest members of the wedding party’s names. Other cute alternatives are tags tied to lollipops or little Lego men figurines next to their name card!
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3. A Special Toast
Let little folk be a part of the toast with their own special kid-friendly drink. Old time favourites like milk and cookies or milk topped with mini doughnuts will go down a treat as will milkshakes, smoothies, mini bottles of lemonade or hot chocolates for chillier winter wedding celebrations.
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4. Craft Corner
Swap your fancy table cloth for a sheet of Kraft paper or some blackboard place mats and leave a bunch of colouring pencils, chalk or crayons in the middle so they can doodle as they dine. Bonus – you don’t have to worry about spillages, stains and dry cleaning bills.
Photo via Pocketful of Dreams
5. Party Bags
Give them their own little stash of goodies to keep them amused. Fill party bags with bits and bobs from sweets and games to colouring pencils, jigsaws, Lego, bubbles and stickers to pass the hours.
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6. Fun & Games
Games are a great way to keep kids occupied. If you’re having a summer wedding, set up some outdoor games to let them burn some energy. Or if you’re worried about the weather, some board games will work a treat indoors. There are also some great printables available online that you can download for free – Martha Stewart have an I Spy game here and The Pretty Blog have some word searches here. We also love the idea of having a big bowl of Lego as a centrepiece so they can dig and get creative after dinner.
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7. Movie Night
One of the handiest ways to keep them happy is with a favourite movie! Check with your venue whether there’s a room close by that you can use for a bit of a movie night or if you’ve no one to keep an eye on them, create a movie corner close to where you’re sitting. Pop on a Disney fave and let them wile away the hours with some popcorn and a few sweets.
Photo via Ruby Ju Events
8. The Professionals
An easy, stress free way to entertain the kids is by hiring a professional! If you’re looking for a nanny with heaps of experience that comes with goody bags in tow to keep them entertained, FUNtastic Childcare Events get rave reviews. Or if you’re after an activity to keep them busy, there are a wealth of amazing clowns and magicians you can hire for a few hours to kill some time and keep them laughing including Murf the Magician, Magic Carl, Jeca The Clown and Marta’s Magic Show.
Photo courtesy of Murf the Magician
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