We know you’re probably super excited to have your little nephew stumble down the aisle as your ring bearer and have your fiance’s niece follow as the adorable flower girl, but the truth is, they may not be as excited for your big day as you are. Once they’ve made it down the aisle and performed their duties, their biggest job will be sitting still the through the ceremony and keeping themselves entertained throughout the reception. We know you’ve worked hard to plan this beautiful day for you and your S.O., but you remember what it was like being 5, right? In their eyes, your wedding is just another family occasion where they’ve got to get dressed up and be (or at least try to be) on their best behaviour. However, the good news is that you can include a few little details to keep the little ones at your wedding entertained (and quiet)! If you’re looking for some cute ideas of how to entertain kids at your wedding, keep reading!
HOW TO ENTERTAIN KIDS AT YOUR WEDDING
This is the perfect option for an outdoor ceremony or reception. Fill a juice dispenser with bubbles and have some cups and bubble wands nearby. Everyone loves bubbles, especially kids- we guarantee this will keep them busy for hours!
Having a kids table loaded with activities is a great way to distract little ones from hanging onto their parents, and will make them want to stay even later! Prepare one table by loading it baskets of fun supplies like crayons, coloring books, and puzzles. Nix the expensive linens and opt for butcher’s paper instead. There’s something satisfying about being able to write on the table, even as an adult- amirite?
Set up your miniature guests to take part in the ultimate game of I Spy. The kiddies at your wedding will fawn over this game, and it’s extremely simple to prepare. Just give them a list of things to keep an eye out for, and a disposable camera. Just make sure to only put things that can be found around your venue on their lists, so they don’t stray too far!How to Entertain Kids at Your Wedding
If you don’t want to set-up a full fledged kids table, set a small pile of games likes crossword, word scrambles, and even some mad libs on each table.This will keep their little minds working away, and they’ll be busy all through the speeches! How to Entertain Kids at Your Wedding
From our experience, adults will enjoy these as much as the children! Providing your guests, both young and old, with glow sticks as the dance floor opens up is sure to make everyone want to get out of their seat! Not to mention, you’ll get some super fun reception pics.
Let them Toast
Kids always miss out on the fun of toasting at weddings. If we’re completely honest, they probably won’t get teary eyed at the sentiment of your speech, but at least they’ll feel included! Providing kids with cookies and milk while adults toast with their flutes of wine and champagne is a super cute idea to keep them included in the festivities. How to Entertain Kids at Your Wedding
In addition to your normal favors, prepare some especially designed for the kids in attendance, and give it to them at the beginning of the night rather than the end. Stocking a bag or little basket with coloring books, crayons, puzzles, and fun little word games is a great way to keep them busy through the “boring” parts (they said it, not us!) of your wedding. How to Entertain Kids at Your Wedding
We hope that our little list can help you from doing the impossible- keep kids entertained at your wedding! If you have any other ideas to help keep the little ones content, leave us a comment below and let us know!
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