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Inviting guests with children at a wedding isn't easy, but it can be great once you're well prepared. Entertaining children at weddings is up there with one of our most asked about bridal dilemmas. It is not only concerning for Parents who are invited to attend the weddings but the couples planning the weddings as well. All worried that the children would either be bored or would most likely drive their parents insane running around aimlessly or frustrated. Some amusing, kid-friendly entertainment is all it takes. With that in mind, we've come up with a list of 7 Ways we can arrange for some children Entertain at Weddings because a happy crew of kids will make life so much easier on that big day.
1. Outdoor wedding reception – more fun for kids
If you have decided on a wedding reception in a venue which has a garden, or a lawn outside, why not provide a few old school outdoor games in good sunny weather? Fun lawn games such as outdoor Jenga and Connect4, Giant UNO and giant Lego block building will keep them occupied for hours.
2. Fun indoor party with board games
Sometimes the weather may not be suitable for an outdoor reception. If you have it indoors, also set up a children's play area full of board games like tic tac toe, twister and snakes and ladders. A play area should keep the little people busy and occupied while the adults have their share of the fun.
3. Can’t go wrong with Arts & crafts
Kids love to play with crayons, and craft supplies like stickers, glue, glitter, colour paper and more. Art activity with Wedding themed crafts like decorating a cake and making a best wishes card for the bride and groom would create hours of fun for little hands.
4. Exclusive Table for Kids
If you know that there are some children old enough for a seat at the table all on their own, then make a dinner table exclusive for the kids, and this can be more fun with them all seated together. Set a children’s menu for them, and a table setting for say 20 including cups, plates, cutlery, tent, relevant decor.
5. Get some Professionals to amuse them
Depending on your wedding budget, you could consider hiring some professional children's entertainers such as magicians, jugglers. Think about other options like face painting, balloon twisting and henna artists.
6. Kids photo booth to keep the fun coming
A great way to create a buzz at you party. A funky photo station with fab props will keep the young and old entertained alike. Include items like funny hats, tutus, feather boas, and the ever-popular moustache on a stick.
7. Personalised Goody Bags for kids
Arrange for some beautiful goody bags for each of your little guests with age-appropriate toys and treats. Pop them at each child's place setting at the reception to keep these little kiddos happy.