Yes, you know the panic – little Johnny is coming and he’ll never sit still for 5 seconds, nevermind the speeches! Well don’t worry here are some great ideas to keep children entertained and happy and their parents over the moon that you’ve taken time to think of them.
It doesn’t matter what the parents might bring to keep their own children occupied, kids will always be more interested in something ‘new’.
1 Colour in Tablecloth
You can’t go wrong with a colour-in tablecloth. Even better if the children are sitting amongst all the adults, this will keep all ages entertained with the adults having a great excuse to doodle, colour and create.
If you’re having children at a separate activity table then how about a jigsaw – these two are 150 pieces so great for a few people to work at together and not too boring for adults who are supervising.
3 Wedding party bunting
Or how about getting the children to draw some bunting of the top table?! These colour in paper dolls bunting sets are perfect and it might make a nice keepsake reminder for you.
5 Games to keep children entertained
6 Colour in finger puppets.
7 Sticker Sets
If you’re really on a shoestring budget then split these chatterboxes and share them about the table. They’ll get strangers talking to each other and laughing and joking before you know it. You might need to fold the first or your guests might not realise what they’re for.
Finally – No. 10 – an Activity Bag to keep children entertained all day
why not combine some of the above in an activity bag for each child. Maybe, finger puppets, bunting and Happy Families for the younger child and Woodlands frieze, chatterboxes and Happy Families for the older child. Each of these combinations is under £10 per child and gives them something to take away too.
Having children at your wedding need not be a headache. With these ideas they will remember the occasion for years to come, enjoy every minute without disrupting the event and happy children means happy parents and happy guests…plus, trust me, the adults will love colouring in too!!!
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