If you're having a kid-friendly wedding, then you're going to want to provide them with some fun. Check out our top 11 ways to entertain kids at your wedding, or those 5-minute long wedding toasts may put them to sleep, or make them stir crazy...and you don't want that to happen:
Children, much like cats, enjoy being enclosed in small spaces, where their mischievous imaginations can run wild. Give them a corner of the room and set up a space like a tent, tee-pee, or cave like this creative couple:
Giving the little darlings something to color and complete while at the table will keep them occupied and happy. Plus, who doesn't love coloring these days? Check out these awesome activity books from Etsy seller BizzyHeartsWeddings:
Kids Coloring Table
A similar option could be to designate a kid's table, cover it with inexpensive craft paper, provide crayons, and let the little Van Gogh's go hog wild.
We love the idea of providing the kids with their own Lego table, filled with various pieces that will keep them busy for hours on end. Just make sure it's in a sequestered area of the reception, or those colorful blocks of imagination will become little instruments of death when combined with spiked heels.
Keep the kiddies included in activities normally reserved for just the adults and they just might have a good time. Why not have a separate "Teddy Toss" before or after the bouquet toss?
Camera Scavenger Hunt
Provide each child with a disposable camera and a scavenger list of things to find and take pictures of. This not only entertains them, but provides you with more photographic evidence of the best night of your life.
Not only will lawn twister occupy their minds, it will also give your little ones great exercise. It's easy to set up too. Just buy a few cans of different colored water-based spray paint, cut a large hole in a cardboard box, and spray away!
Why not set up a little bubble competition with a bubble blowing station? Watch their eyes light up as iridescent soapy creations materialize in front of their adorable faces.
[source: Breelyn Bowe Photography]
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Turn those wee ones into miniature Lara Crofts and Indiana Jones's and set them loose on the nature surrounding your outdoor reception. You can print adorable scavenger lists here:
Have you met a child that didn't like throwing things? I didn't think so. Set up a good old-fashioned carnival-style ring toss, and watch them squeal with joy. We love this rustic-style version from Etsy seller (and featured vendor in our November Bride Box), DownInTheBoondocks:
Hula Hoop Contest
Get those youths in a friendly little hula hoop competition. The winner can get a gift bag of treats. Plus, it's a fact that kids love hula hooping. Just ask Hayley:
What activities are you setting up for kids at your wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!