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idea to keep 17 kids happy and occupied during Naming Ceremony

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Focusfocus Tue 16-Feb-16 19:59:56

Yep. Just that really, youngest will be 5 months oldest will be 6 years and there will be 17 of them cries

The ceremony is in a village hall and will be followed by a buffet lunch

So far the ideas I have are - create a kiddie corner away from ceremony area and buffet area

Have low table with kiddie type food on (crisps chocolates cherry tomatoes juice cartons what else)

Have giant paintable tablecloth with those patterns you can colour in on floor

Lots of washable marker pens, drawing sheets, stickers of various kinds

Couple of playmats

A tent

Rugs and some cushions

Balloons

Thinking of going to pound land for any toys

What else?

Thanks for any ideas!!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 16-Feb-16 20:02:18

Hire a nanny/childminder or two, or three.

uhoh2016 Tue 16-Feb-16 20:31:59

Don't invite the children until after the ceremony????

Focusfocus Tue 16-Feb-16 20:55:18

Unfortunately the guests all come from at least an hour away. We live in a town by ourselves and all family is scattered across other counties and most friends taking train up from London so not sure how the kids could be brought later

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 16-Feb-16 20:58:06

Perhaps just be prepared for interruptions and a bit of noise.

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