22 October 2015
Children are usually an essential part of your wedding day, whether it’s flower girl or pageboy duties or just family and friends offspring who are there to share your happy day.
We all know that there is a limited amount of time that these precious ones can be kept occupied without requiring some sort of entertainment. We take a look at some very simple but effective ideas on how to keep your kids entertained at your wedding whilst the adults are left to enjoy their day too!
1. Consider their seating and eating arrangements
It’s always a good idea to sit all children together on one table and organise their food either during the starters or even during the drinks reception (if possible). Kids will entertain each other and therefore the best way for them to make friends is for them to get to know each other first.
2. Provide a goody bag
A small gift bag can provide hours of entertainment for your younger guests. If you have children of varying ages, try to provide treats that are suitable for their age. Colouring, play-doh, bubbles, snap cards, stickers are all cheap and easy items to provide.
3. I Spy game
This is a super fun game that is easy to DIY. Each child has a disposable camera and a list of things to snap throughout the day. A fun game that will also provide you with some interesting photos too!
4. Kid’s activities
There are lots of child friendly games that work well at a wedding such as Giant Jenga, O’s and X’s, Connect 4, Ring Toss. They are suitable for all ages and can even be fun for adults too. It’s best to stay away from games involving balls or running around which may make children hyperactive and exhausted!
This is such a popular addition to a wedding nowadays and can be very popular for children too. Just ensure you have a few smaller hats / masks or glasses so they can join in on the fun!
6. Kid’s only play area / tent
Kid’s love to have a hideaway, somewhere to explore and play around in. If you have the space, why not create a Kid’s only area. Create a hideout for the little ones to play in.
7. Bouncy Castle
If you are able to invest in an entertainer or nanny to look after the children, this could be a worthy expense and allow the adults to continue partying until the wee hours!