Inviting kids to a wedding has long been a heated topic of debate. If you’ve ever been part of a wedding planning process, you’ve likely experienced this. Kids can be restless, and it’s hard to know how to keep them occupied. But here’s the thing: sometimes, you can’t exclude kids from your big day. The kids table at a wedding is the key to keeping them entertained.
Need some inspiration? We’ve detailed some of our top tips for creating the most fun, entertaining, and exciting kids’ table. Let’s get into it!
The Essentials of a Kids Table
An exciting kids table is the primary solution to having a stress-free wedding day. In fact, if you’re including kids in your wedding, this should be a non-negotiable! To keep the kiddos out of trouble, organize a space at the reception for tots under ten to play.
If you’re new to this, you’ll want to consider two main elements while organizing the kids table: activities and supervision.
Kids need activities to stay happy and under control. They have short attention spans, so it’s vital to include as many activities as possible. Coloring books, arts and crafts, and games will make your table a success. If you have the budget, consider hiring entertainment, such as a face painter or magician. They’re sure to keep the youngsters from being bored.
Pro tip: enhance the kids table at a wedding by opting for a theme. A theme will add a joyful, playful atmosphere.
Let’s face it: kids get bored quickly. Some rascals may want to venture away from the kids table, looking for something more fun. If it’s within your budget, hire a babysitter to accompany the kids. If not, designate an older teen to play with them. This will allow the adults at the wedding to let loose and have fun. Not to mention, they’ll be able to rest easy knowing a trustworthy person is watching their kids.
Inspiration for Entertaining Kids Tables
So, what kind of themes and activities can you include at the kids tables to make the experience memorable? Here are a few quick and easy ideas to make your table stand out:
Kids love to play and dress up, so a tea party is a great way to set yourself up for success. Invite the kiddos to bring their teddy bears and wear fancy garb for the event. That way, they’ll be able to look forward to something fun. Plus, it’s a great bonding activity between them!
Arts and Crafts
Have plenty of arts and crafts available so the kids can hop from one activity to the next. Steer clear of messy craft supplies (e.g., paint and excess glue) and opt for colored pencils, crayons, and more.
You could even supply the kids with a Polaroid camera! That way, with the help of their supervisor, they could decorate the photos with gemstones and markers.
You may not be supplying the kids with the same food that the adults will be receiving. With this in mind, equip the table with plain cupcakes and cookies. Provide frosting and sprinkles galore. That way, the kids will be able to decorate their own desserts. This is sure to be a blast!
Who doesn’t love a good fantasy theme? If it doesn’t clash with your wedding theme, consider letting the kids dress up as a fantasy character of their (or your) choice. Explore mystical woodland creatures, superheroes, or dragons. It’s a fun way to get them excited for the big day and keep them entertained throughout the festivities.
Lastly, do some research about current trends. Investigate trending movies, Youtube videos, and video games. Then, base your kid’s table theme on it. Though it requires extra time, this ensures that the youngsters will feel enthusiastic about being at the kid’s table.
Keep Your Wedding Day Stress-Free!
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