We have 7 children coming to our wedding- one 6 year old, five 2 yr olds and an 18 month old, I am doing party bags with snacks and activities for them to do during the wedding breakfast but we have a 2 hour gap after the ceremony & before the meal for mingling with our guests and for photos. We have drinks and canapés being served but just thinking the children might get bored? Any suggestions on games/activities we could provide for them or will they be ok just running around playing together? TIA xx
We are going to be having games dotted around, a big vintage suitcase filled with garden games, wilko have loads of cheap games. Hook a duck. Jenga. And board games too. I think the board games will go down well with the older guest later on too. Bubbles will go down well with the younger ones too. And we are going to have a few wooden crates with paper and crayons in. X
We are going to have games dotted about too (connect4, jenga etc) but I've asked venue for an extra table and one of the older children (who is 16 and wants to go into working with children) will be supervising the younger ones with colouring, drawing etc x
We are planning on having giant garden games to keep adults and children entertained x
We have 8 children between the ages of 2 and 7 and we are paying for professional childcare. To keep the kids entertained during the dull adult bits (like the post ceremony reception, the wedding breakfast, the speeches etc) . That way the kids have a great time without having to worry about any of the grown up stuff and the parents can relax and not worry about what thier kids are doing or if they are making to much noise. Then when that's all done they can run wild on the dance floor until they fall asleep with exhaustion. It's not cheap but we think it's an expense that's worth it for the kids and parents to have a great day with minimal fuss or tantrums.
Groupon do brill oversizes outdoor game for about 6 quid each they have allsorts connet 4, bowling, hoops etc have a look x
We're going to set up a little tent in a corner with cushions, colouring books etc. Giving them some bubbles, kids usually make friends and make their own games up anyway, so not worried too much
Bubbles and balloons are great for young children, depending on space and weather you could have some outside games good luck xx
There's loads of great ideas on Pinterest that's where I'm getting my ideas from. Outside games are great and kids love it
Hi on Spock there is people who have activity boxes or packs for children at weddings with their name and date of wedding x
A box of games to keep the older children and some adults amused. Usually parents of younger children will bring toys etc for their own children
Do a search for kids entertainers in your area.
Kids running round for two hours can be quite tiring for everyone x