Ideas for Kids at Weddings?

(9 Posts)
PsychicPaper Wed 19-Feb-14 17:27:03

I have a diverse bunch of kids coming to my wedding who dont know each other.

Any ideas to keep them entertained?

Its easter weekend, so I thought easter egg hunt, but no outdoor space!

There will be
Boy - 10 months
Boy - 20 months
Boy - 2.5 years
2 Girls - 3.5
2 Boys/3 Girls - 10 years

Low budget!

Help!

GertyD Wed 19-Feb-14 19:54:33

I have bought kids activity packs from Amazon designed for weddings, bubbles and sweets. Their kiddy type buffet is also open immediately. Young kids love the disco floor, so they have a safe space to run and play too. Oh yes. Balloons. Millions of themgrin

RighteousSausage Wed 19-Feb-14 20:10:29

We did little activity books for the kids at ours. Wordsearch, colouring in, design a cake, noughts and crosses etc. They loved them. We also had plenty of outside space as it was in a function room with a garden, and a bouncy castle.

stopthenoise Thu 20-Feb-14 15:12:46

We're having a wii console set up at our reception, maybe an idea for your older kids. For the younger ones is it possible for you to set up a little area for them with a few toys and books? We're also having activity packs for kids at our wedding, puzzle books, stickers etc. And balloons!

Wineandchoccy Thu 20-Feb-14 15:17:44

We did gift bags with toys, puzzle books, crayons etc and put them on the tables.

We also got giant snakes + ladders and skittles for in the grounds of the hotel, I know you said there is no outside space but is there a separate room or area where you could set up a few games for the 10 year olds to play?

Gladvent Thu 20-Feb-14 15:20:09

Bubbles and colouring and (sort of) putting the older ones in charge of the toddlers. Ooh and the happyland wedding toys if you can beg borrow or steal them. They are a bit 'nuclear' but if you get a few sets/random other people you can have gay weddings too and a bit more inclusiveness.

Have a great wedding!

everygalaxy Mon 24-Mar-14 10:21:48

One friend gave the kids lots of kinder eggs and the grown ups competed to assemble the toys as fast as possible ! Another friend has mask making kits and the children looked so cute in the photos wearing animal masks.

GreenLandsOfHome Wed 02-Apr-14 23:07:31

We're having a 'kids corner' inside. We've got:
4 huge leather beanbags
A low table
Colouring sheets, crayons and pencils
Dress up items - funny hats, glasses etc
Some small toys - model cars and figures
Pictureka (which keeps my kids occupied for ages)

We also have a large enclosed grassy area, so weather permitting, we have:
Giant Jenga
Giant Bowling
A couple of footballs and frisbees
Some large bubble wands

WhatAHooHa Wed 02-Apr-14 23:14:02

For the older ones, could you get hold of a couple of Polaroid cameras then give them a checklist if things/ people to get photos of, with a big board to pin them on? Silly poses, family members, bad dancing, best dressed, etc.

Or hide things around the venue then set them a treasure hunt with clues.

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