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Favours for under 16s when adults are getting scratch cards?

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hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:45:24

I think I come across as a journo or am at least a ninja thread killer but hoping for some ideas, please! We are doing envelopes with scratch cards in as favours / place markers, and thinking we should give the under 16s something else as they are not allowed to buy scratchcards. But can't think of anything that costs £1 or less and could go in an envelope. Is anyone doing similar? Would scratchcards be a fun thing for the kids (all ages) or would it be uncomfortable? (Apologies in advance for slow replies, I can't remember my password so can't get in on my phone, just my home computer.)

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Naicehamshop Sat 08-Jul-17 13:51:16

Are scratch cards used as favours these days? I've never heard of that!

Sorry, that's not helpful. Hopefully someone will be along soon with some helpful suggestions!

hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:51:57

Yes, they are.

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GlitteryFluff Sat 08-Jul-17 13:53:30

I'd do scratch cards for the older of the kids, (ones who can read what they have to do and won't just scratch off everything).
Not sure about younger kids though.

RoganJosh Sat 08-Jul-17 13:54:01

What age exactly? My children, age 5-9 are very into Pokémon cards. You'd need to split a pack.

hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:54:06

Lottery tickets too sometimes.

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hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:55:37

Aged from toddler to teen. Glittery Fluff Thank you that has reminded me we still have loads of Lego cards! Might go ahead with scratchcards for the older ones then. Apologies for cross posts!

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ememem84 Sat 08-Jul-17 13:55:52

Top trumps?

hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:56:20

Sorry - RoganJosh thank you for the cards idea!

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AndNowItIsSeven Sat 08-Jul-17 13:56:47

What's wrong with a packet of love hearts in a prettty bag for every age.
Scratch cards are not really in the spirit of a wedding.

MeanAger Sat 08-Jul-17 13:56:47

Scratch cards are fine for kids from about 3 upwards.

hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:57:21

Oh yes, if I can get Top Trumps / traditional cards etc in the pound shop they would then have the option of playing... Thank you emem

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hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:58:51

AndNow I have been to a few weddings with scratchcards. It was fun, and generous, which is quite wedding-spirited imo. Interesting to hear your pov though.

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hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 13:59:17

Thanks MeanAger

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hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 14:03:44

Thanks all - some great ideas and now a lot clearer on what to do!

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Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Sat 08-Jul-17 14:07:53


FilledSoda Sat 08-Jul-17 14:07:56

I'm surprised scratch cards have become a thing at weddings .
There is something a bit unsavoury about it, I'm not sure I can put my finger on it. I suppose some guests might be offended at the gambling aspect of it, I have some very religious family members that it wouldn't go down with well at all.
Anyway that's not your question.
I'd give the children sweets.

hellogoodbyeendo Sat 08-Jul-17 14:27:51

FilledSoda I completely agree that it would be unkind and wrong to give a scratch card to someone whose religion did not permit gambling.

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heateallthebuns Thu 20-Jul-17 16:03:26

Pokemon / match attax

EyeHalveASpellingChequer Thu 20-Jul-17 16:09:39

There are people who disagree with gambling because if you gain something, many other people will have lost something.

annandale Thu 10-Aug-17 14:52:04

Kinder eggs.

If you felt like giving yourself lots of extra work you could set up a treasure hunt in or around the venue? Nothing immediately visible as you sit down but something like two sets of clues (pictures for littles and rhymes for older ones) printed in a different order for each table which lead to laminated letters which spell out something weddingy, with a bridesmaid tasked to hold sweets whigh hunters get once they tell her the word. As I said, lots of extra work grin

Rioja123 Thu 10-Aug-17 14:58:00

I think scratch cards are a great idea and much better than tat that gets left behind!

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