Wedding Activities for Kids
Wedding Activities for Kids
Weddings can be a snooze fest for youngsters, but keeping kids entertained during the big event can be a piece of cake with the right kids' activities. From kids activity bags to a comfy corner, discover seven wedding activities for children that will please parents and brides alike.
Kids Activity Packs
Having a few age-appropriate, individually wrapped games and activities placed in a small bag or box at each child’s place setting during the wedding reception can keep most little hands and minds busy. Activity bags can include things like snacks, finger puppets, mini puzzles, bubbles, glow stick, crayons and colouring pages. Encore’s Wedding entertainment can be tailored to include these awesome packs for kids at an affordable price.
Arts and Craft Corner
Whether your wedding reception is indoors or out, it’s a good idea to allow children to get up from their table and play in a designated area that won’t distract others. This could be a corner in the reception room, underneath a shaded tree or even a separate designated room for kids. A craft corner always works well with simple DIY crafts such as card making, paper plate decorating (using glue-sticks and craft embellishments), pipe cleaners and loads of stickers!
Fun Quite –Time Boxes
These boxes will keep active little minds busy for 15-20 mins. Have a range of small boxes available for kids to take back to their table or enjoy in the children’s corner.
Colouring in and activity placemats
These really are a simple and effective tool to keep kids entertained prior to the food service. Marking the children’s table seating with colouring placemats and crayons (that won’t stain the tablecloths) does work. You can find customised printable kids wedding activity placemats for as little as $5.50 and can be customised with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date. For separate tables set up specifically for the children to dine from, why not top the table cloth with white butchers paper so youngesters can draw right on the tabletop complete with crayon table centrepieces for easy access.
This is a great activity to have available in the children’s corner for toddlers. All you need as pictured below from Toddler Boredom Busters is a strainer and pipe-cleaners. This simple activity will keep them entertained for at least 15 mins.
Book, Board Games and movie corner
you can keep kids calm throughout the night or give them a place to chill when the festivities are winding down by setting up a quiet area equipped with books, board games, playing cards and movies. Comfy pillows and beanbags are a great addition to these tranquil wedding activities for children.
Awesome Children’s Entertainers
Although you may not normally associate kids' entertainment like a Princess Character, Face -painter or a balloon animal creator with a wedding reception, parents will thank you 10 times over when you hire professionals to keep kids busy while you and your guests dance the night away. At Encore we specialise in entertaining kids both at birthday parties and restaurants. We can tailor your entertainment to include any of the above, hosted by are amazing, energetic hosts. Guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the wedding reception knowing their children are entertained, playing safely and happily.