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10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings

If you’re inviting kids to your wedding, you’ll probably want to keep them entertained, right? If not, they’ll get bored and unless they have something to do they’ll be taking turns trying to sneak icing from your cake on their fingers and play hide and seek underneath your decorated tables.

Their parents are probably keeping a watchful eye, but doesn’t that sound like what you’d do if you were a kid bored at a wedding? Me too. So, let’s change the dynamic. Let’s make it fun for them. Let’s make kids a part of the party. They don’t want to sit through speeches and wait through dinner. They aren’t that interested in dancing, at least not the slow stuff. And they’re all dressed up and their bowties or dresses are uncomfortable and all they want to do is play. So let them! Here are some ways you can keep kids entertained at weddings so they can be a part of the fun (and their parents can enjoy the party all night long). Enjoy!

This might be the cutest thing I’ve ever at a ceremony. Flower girls being pulled on a wagon by the ring bearer? Now that’s adorable.

flower girls being pulled on wagon by ring bearer

photo: brett heidebrecht via wedding chicks

10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings

1. Bubble Basket at Ceremony

Provide a basket of bubble jars at your ceremony. It’s fun for all ages (and unlike confetti, it doesn’t leave any cleanup behind). Tiny jars are so inexpensive, too!

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2. What Shall I Photograph?

Provide each kid with a disposable camera and a list of things to photograph at the wedding. This will keep them busy (and you’ll have a cute arrangement of photos taken from a child’s view).

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3. Life-size Lawn Games

HUGE life-size versions of Connect Four or Jenga or Jumbo Checkers are sure to keep them entertained outdoors!

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tall lawn jenga

photo: larsen’s photography

You can buy them here: Connect Four | Lawn Jenga | Jumbo Checkers

4. Kids Only Area

Make a kids-only area with toys, coloring books, crayons, and blankets.


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5. Lego Building

Put legos in a bowl at a kids table and let them go to town!

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6. Color a Card

Place these packets at each child’s place that includes crayons, candy, and a card. There’s a note that tells them to ‘color a card for the bride and groom’.

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7. Bounce Castle

Kids love bounce castles! Adults, too. :)

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8. Milk + Cookies

Have milk and cookies given to kids in lieu of their champagne toast. Cute idea!

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9. Candy Bar

Help-yourself favors at a candy bar is the ultimate treat for kids! Don’t forget gummy bears! They’re my favorite.

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10. Project Video Games

Use a projector and a screen on a giant white wall to project video games! Wii, Kinect, Guitar Hero… the options are endless! Kids (and pretty much everyone at the wedding) will want to play! This works especially well if there’s a room off to the side at your reception so as to not distract from the goings-on of the reception itself.

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Which of these is your favorite? I love the bounce house for summer weddings and I adore the disposable camera / list idea!

Are you having kids at your wedding?

xo
-E.

Don’t Let it Fall! BIG Wedding Jenga >> POTD

Don’t let it fall! This big wedding Jenga photo is terrific. This giant size tumble tower is a hit among party guests for receptions and especially a way to keep all the kids (even the big ones) having fun! The blocks were tumbling just as Tamara from Silver Thumb Photography captured the guests’ reaction. The couple Meghan and John definitely know how to throw a party!

Big Wedding Jenga

Big wedding Jenga game, terrific reception fun

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P.S. Want a life-size tumble tower? Get one here.

Awesome Idea: Life Size Jenga — Over 4 ft Tall!

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, and we bet you just can’t wait to kick off the weekend. So, what better way to do so than with a fun post about our favorite lawn game! Life size Jenga (also known as a Tumble Tower) is a fun way to pass the time between cocktail hour and dinner. This life size tumbling tower — a shockingly 4ft tall version of the tabletop wood block game — will be the topic of conversation because something this ridiculously awesome can’t help but make a statement. And, who doesn’t love Jenga? (I think Jenga is fun for all ages, except this version… which I bought and surprisingly hated it. It literally explodes at random intervals and you spend most of the time just re-stacking the darn thing.) Find out where you can buy this huge tumbling tower and take a peek at one in action!

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