If your wedding guest list includes any small attendees, you’ll definitely want to keep them in mind during the planning process. Weddings can be long and boring for kids to sit through, and you want them to have a good time, not a meltdown. Luckily, kids can have just as much fun as the grownups with the right games and activities. If you’re looking for ways to keep little ones entertained at a wedding, here are 5 fun ideas that will have them partying all night long!
1. Set Up A Kids’ Play Area
Make kids feel like true VIPs at your wedding by having a designated kids’ play area. This swanky setup features flower garlands adorning small tents with floor cushions and sparkly throw pillows underneath them, providing a space for mini guests to take a breather before heading back to the party. In front of each tent is a tray table with a coloring sheet so kids can draw to their heart’s content.
2. Hand Out Goodie Bags
You can’t go wrong with a goodie bag, no matter the occasion. The kids’ table is decked out with goodie bags for each child at this wedding. The goodie bags are filled with fun small toys, snacks, and activities such as Play-Doh, bouncy balls, pop-it fidgets, a Rubik’s Cube, and an assortment of candy. With a wide variety of toys and games, kiddos will definitely stay entertained during the festivities.
3. Play Lawn Games
If you’re having an outdoor reception, fun lawn games will keep guests of all ages occupied for hours. This outdoor setup includes classic amusements such as a giant Tic-tac-toe board in addition to a milk can toss game, a ring toss game, a can toss game, cornhole, and hop-along bounce balls. With all the activities to choose from, kids are guaranteed to have a rollicking good time!
4. Have A Crafting Table
Arts and crafts are a surefire way to keep your tiny wedding guests happy throughout the reception. This romantic setup features a table with small canvases on easels decorated with flowers and an activity book. Glasses with pencils and crayons function as kid-friendly centerpieces.
5. Set Up A Bounce House
If you’re feeling extra, a bounce house on your big day is a great way to get kids to jump for joy. Not only does it make for a fun photo opportunity, but kiddos can also burn some pent-up energy from the ceremony by hopping around the inflatable funhouse.
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