Your wedding reception is a time for dancing, speeches, drinking and merriment. But for your youngest guests, a little more kid-friendly entertainment may be needed at your reception to keep occupied. While the parents of the children on your wedding guest list may plan ahead with tablets and toys for their kids to play with at the reception, you can prepare children’s activities that will tie into your theme, help the kids at your wedding feel included, and will keep them just as happy as your adult guests. These simple additions are a thoughtful, fun gesture for the kids at your wedding reception.
One of the easiest and most classic ways to keep kids calm is with colouring and activity pages and books. You can create personalized or colouring printouts that go with your theme. Supply them alongside some crayons and you’re in business! One idea we love is is having an image of a bride and groom to colour, or you can select pictures that are more closely aligned with your theme, or even wedding details.
There’s nothing that kids enjoy more than pretending they’re the grown-ups. Create a kids bar for some adorable photo ops and give the kids an opportunity to select the drink they want, while still feeling included with the rest of the older guests!
Surprise Activity Bags
Personalized surprise bags for each guest is a fantastic idea, and are easy to make, especially if there won’t be too many kids in attendance. A small toy, activity books and a picture book are some great things you can include in the bag. Keep it eco-friendly by using reusable totes.
While planning the favours for your guests you can prepare a special favour for the kids who are attending. A small toy or treat will be exciting for your young guests to receive and is a sweet touch.
Games that both adults and children can participate in will help all your guests feel included. This ring scavenger hunt is a fun idea, and you can choose to have an item as a prize, or get the kids involved by presenting the ring to make the bride and groom kiss!
If colouring sheets seem too simple you can have the kids explore their creativity even more by creating their own wedding cards. This activity will keep the kids busy, and will leave the bride and groom with adorable keepsakes.