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How To Entertain the Kids at Your Wedding

Shannon Arney - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
How To Entertain the Kids at Your Wedding

You want everyone to have a great time at your wedding, this includes the kids and especially their parents. Even the cutest flower girls and ring bearers are going to need a little help to make it from wedding ceremony to wedding reception drama free.  We are offering up 5 sure fire ways to ensure that the children at your wedding are entertained so their parents are free to enjoy their cocktails while catching up with old friends.

5 Ways to entertain kids at your wedding

Developing a dedicated "kid table"  for your wedding reception is a great way to keep the party rolling smoothly.  You can easily keep the setup to a minimum and keep it budget friendly.  These 5 ideas are great additions to any kid table and guarantees you a lively, fun and scream free wedding day. 

DIY Activity/Coloring Books

Activity books are an easy and inexpensive DIY project that can help keep the kids happy while dinner is being served. The possibilities are plentiful.  Include coloring pages, dot-to-dots, a wedding day word search, mazes and more.  Now all you need are crayons or color pencils and the kiddos are set.  -OR- opt for a ready made book like this adorable wedding inspired coloring book from Lovely Indeed.  It is perfect for your needs and already done for you!  Win, win!

Printable Wedding Coloring Book From Lovely Indeed. Free printable wedding inspired coloring book from Lovely Indeed.

Lego Activity Bowl

We know kids of all ages LOVE Legos.  This idea requires minimal set up, meaning less additional work to you during wedding planning. Throw Legos in a bowl, include a cute sign and you are done!  Just a little tip to help you save some cash: search for Legos second hand on resale sights.

Wedding day lego bowl from Buzzfeed. 

Wedding Day Lego Bowl Featured on Buzzfeed.

I-Spy Wedding Reception Game
What a cute idea!  Provide the kids with an I-Spy list  and a disposable camera and set them free. This can easily  be personalized to your wedding by including your specific bridal part and wedding guests as party of the game. -OR- use these so cute and already made printable I-Spy Wedding Games from Evermine. They have been ever so courteous to provide a downloadable version for free. Everyone will be happy.  Kids are entertained and you will get hilarious pictures in return.

Free Printable I-Spy Wedding Game from Evermine

Cute and Free printable I-Spy Wedding Game from Evermine.

Wedding Day Bubbles

Bubbles don't have to be saved for your wedding exit.  Break them out early to help keep the children smiling.  It is a fun and easy DIY project that doesn't break the budget and can easily be coordinated with your wedding style and wedding color palate.  Let your photographer know the kids will be running about with them so he can capture some amazing pictures to tell the tale.

Personalized DIY bubble kit from Hostess with the Mostess

DIY Personalized Bubble Kit Featured on Hostess With the Mostess.

Hire a Wedding Reception Nanny

Hands down - the best idea ever! Talk about the wedding of the century!  You will have your wedding guests buzzing about your big day and your genius idea to hire a nanny for quite some time.  The idea is to hire a nanny to assist with the kids during the wedding reception - a win for everyone:  the kids are entertained, the parents have peace of mind and freedom, and you have a drama, scream free wedding. What's not to love?

Do you have your own favorite ideas of how to keep the kiddos happy and entertained on your wedding day?  We would love to hear how you kept them smiling!



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