But the kids at a wedding may tend to get a bit bored and mom and dad won't have much fun if they are trying to keep them entertained all night. I am still not sure if we are going to have an actual kids table or not at the reception...we will probably just have the kids seated at their parent's tables. The only children being invited are family members only but that still leaves our guest list with 5 babies under 18 months old, 18 kids between 2 yrs and 12 yrs old and 5 teenagers!
We have decided to set up a kids corner with some paid babysitters monitoring it to watch the youngest kids. I will blog more about that in the future...but at the reception for the actual tables, I have come up with some very creative ideas for the little favor boxes and treats that will entertain the littlest of these guests. But first, here's a couple of original ideas I had which I chose not to implement but still want to share with you.
And for my own favor boxes, here's what I will be gifting for my dear little cutie pie cousins and nieces and nephews:
I have rented high chairs for the babies in lieu of the chivari chairs...trying to think of the convenience of my guests. :) Here's what will be waiting for each baby on their high chair:
And for the kids, they will find a fun placemat at their place setting courtesy of Jean M products. We ordered the placemats in our wedding color with our names on it and it has a wedding word search, maze, and scavenger hunt on it for the kids to find things like a bouquet, cake, groom, butter, etc.
http://www.bayleysboxes.com/ and they had a TON of different box colors and patterns to choose from.
Inside, they'll find the following items (see the slideshow below for pics and links to sites where you can find these items):
* 2 oz Play-Dough * Mini mad libs book or Bible Activity book * Flashing sunglasses or flashing mouth guard * Bear Stickers or Make your own car stickers * Finger puppets * Silly flower straws * Jesus is the Light flashlight * Mini bowling ball set * Heart shaped slinkys * Frog photo frame craft kit or a Beaver magnet craft kit * Lollipops in funky holders * Gel pens * Hair clips (for the older girls)
My favorite two things in the kids box: the Beaver craft kits (since my fiance's last name is Beever) and the flashing mouth guards which will only be for the older kids:
How fun will that be for the kids to be walking around the dimly lit reception room and dance floor with their flashing sunglasses and mouth guards?
There is plenty for these kids to be kept entertained with. My favorite site I found in the midst of all my shopping:
http://www.designed2bsweet.com/ (And yes, I found a coupon code online for this store!)
I will definitely post pictures of the finished product closer to wedding day!
So, what do you think? Are you doing any fun favors for the kids at your wedding if they are attending? You could also make these little kits for your ring bearer or flower girl to keep them busy throughout the day.