Should you invite kids to your wedding? This is one question that every couple should ask themselves, as they plan their wedding and create their guest list. Most couples already have friends and family members who have children so this can be a tough decision. For some the answer is easy and for others not so much. But one thing no one wants is a noisy wedding ceremony.
If you do decide that you want to include children in your big celebration; make sure they’re happy and entertained at all times. Here are a few fun ideas for keeping those little bodies busy during your wedding celebration.
Setting up a few kids tables with various activities is one of the best ways to keep smaller guests busy for hours, especially during the speeches. Add games, puzzles, activity and coloring books to the tables so that the kids can choose something that appeals to them. You could also add a few goodie-bags to the table that contain treats, bubbles, or small toys.
Children really enjoy helping out and being a part of the day’s activities. Giving them an important job to do, such as handing out pamphlets would make them feel included. If they feel like they’re helping out, they won’t get a chance to be bored. Another cute idea is to give each child a disposable camera so they can snap some photos on the day. You’d be amazed with all the cool and creative photos that they may come up with!
If it’s a nice and warm day out, set up a few outdoor games. Jenga, chutes and ladders, or even some activities such as hula-hoops and/or jump ropes. If the children are a little older, you can set up an crafts table that they can use to create props for a photo booth or a wedding memento for their parents.
Set up a cool kids room or cave that contains beanbags, tables, movies and activities that they can enjoy. Even setting up something fun like riding horses or riding the bull is fun for kids.