Keeping the kids entertained at your wedding

We had a lot of kids involved in our wedding. In fact, we had as many flower girls and page boys as we had bridesmaids and groomsmen. Altogether there were four families with kids and we wanted to keep them as entertained as we could to save the parents sanity. So here’s 5 things I did to keep kids entertained at my wedding.

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Outdoor games

This is a photo of the groomsmen playing connect four, so as you can see it entertained the adults as well as the kids. We hired four outdoor games for our wedding; connect four, Jenga, croquet and chess. These games were meant to keep the kids entertained during afternoon tea, although they hurried back to them after dinner. If you have kids coming to your wedding and you don’t have time or money to organize anything else, hire these, the parents will thank you afterwards. 

Lego

The kids that were old enough had a table separate to the adults. On the table, I put some big Lego blocks. If you have kids that may swallow little things don’t put regular Lego. The kids played with these while they were waiting for their food. They also made creations for my husband and me, which was really cute.

Activity book pack

Activity book packs were another thing I put on the kid’s table. I’m really annoyed that I didn’t get a photo of these. But basically, I put an activity book, a colouring book, and a small pack of colouring pencils in a large pencil-case. I wrapped these up and put their names on the top so they would feel extra special. Some of the kids had to travel quite a long way to get home so I thought it might be handy for the plane ride home as well.

Bubbles

What more is there to say? Kids love bubbles. I put these on the kid’s table and asked my aunt to tell them to play with them outside. This was a special for the younger kids as it gave them something to keep them occupied when they finished their dinner.

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Dancing

Get the kids up onto the dance floor, especially your little flower girls. They will love that you want to dance with them and have fun twirling around in their puffy princess dresses. The kids will definitely surprise you with their dancing skills.

Photography: Marque Brand Studios http://www.weddingphotographerhamilton.co.nz

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