{GB} Entertainment Ideas For Children At Your Wedding

Many people want to invite kids to their weddings, but it can be tricky to figure out how to keep the little ones entertained during the affair. You definitely don’t want to have to worry – or have your family and friends worry – about all the children scrambling about during your wedding and reception, so it is important to think of some fun activities to keep the smallest of your wedding attendants happily busy on your special day. Here are some wonderful ideas for what to do with the kids on your wedding guest list.

Hire a Professional Performer

One surefire way to keep children entertained at your wedding is to hire a professional performer for your reception. You could choose a kid-friendly musician, comedian, face painter, clown, caricature artist, or impersonator, magician, or story teller to keep the kids busy while giving the adult attendants a little less stress from not having to watch out for all the kids scampering about.

Have a Craft Table or Room

Every child loves being creative. So, another great way to keep the kids entertained is to have a craft room or table especially for them. You can have supplies for drawings, necklaces, sand art, or other varieties of crafts. You can even offer some awesome prizes to give the children more incentive to get creative.
Have a Sports Room

A specially created sports center is another great way to keep the wee ones entertained on your wedding day. You can offer a variety of different games, found either at an event renting center or even on the grounds of the country club or hotel. Some ideas are ping pong, twister, jump ropes, basketball, air hockey, and hula hoops. Your kids will burn some of their energy while having a blast with the other children.

Of course it is important to make sure your youngest wedding attendants stay entertained so the adults can enjoy the party to its full potential. However, having fun activities for them is just one aspect. It’s also important to keep in mind what food and beverages you have available for your little wedding guests, as children will typically have much pickier palates than your adult guests. Here are some wedding reception menu suggestions perfect for children’s tastes.

Reception Menu Ideas for Kids

Raw Veggies and Fruits with Dips

Mini Sandwiches

Sweet Potato French Fries

Vidalia Onion Rings or Shoestrings

Kid-friendly Kabobs

Personal Pizzas

Fresh Fruit Cups

Whole Fruit Popsicles

Sundae Bar

Juice Bar

Beyond the kid-friendly activities and foods, you also want to give the little ones something special to take home from the ceremony. Here are a number of great wedding favor ideas perfect for children.

Edible Wedding Favors for Kids

Lollipops

Cookies

Mints

Candies

Hot Chocolate

Non-edible Wedding Favors for Kids

Bubbles

Key Chains

Playing Cards

Bubble Bath

Trinkets

Hand Fans

Activity Sets

With kid-friendly entertainment, menu items, and wedding favors, you can be sure that all of your tiny wedding attendants stay amused all throughout your special day! That way you won’t have to worry so much about bored and unhappy children while all of the other festivities are going on, and neither will your family or friends. So, now you can enjoy some peace of mind knowing that all of the children attending the wedding will have a great time, just as all of your adult attendants will, as well!

{GB-Guest Blogger} AUTHOR BIO: Andrea Boley is a writer and blogger with http://www.storkie.com.  She has been writing articles and blogging for over 10 years and is always happy to share her passion for life and experiences through her work.  Her educational backgrounds in psychology and journalism have given her a solid foundation from which to draw experience and expertise in an array of topics.

Photography:  weddinggamesideas.blogspot.com

One comment

  1. Great ideas! Thanks

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