Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DreamGroup’s Wedding Wednesday: Tip of the Week

Having children at your Reception...

If you are planning to have kids at the reception, you may wish to have some activities to keep them entertained throughout the night.

DreamGroup’s Top Picks for Kids Activities:
  • Provide fun activity placemats (ask us for the kids placemat and we’ll send you a copy to use) to colour along with crayons at their place settings.
  • Arrange kids meals with the venues which vary from chicken fingers and fries to smaller portions of the regular meal being served pending the kids ages.
  • Have a special kids only table (with kids 6-12) and instead of having a fancy floral centerpiece use a basket filled to the brim with fun treats such as bubbles, stickers, stamps, skipping rope, puzzles, crosswords, games, etc. Your local loonie store is a great resource.
  • Have a special movie room set up with pillows, sleeping bags/blankets and a DVD player/TV playing Pixar/Walt Disney classics… and serving popcorn of course!
  • If there are several kids between the ages of 3-6, you may wish to have a babysitter on hand to corral the kids, play games, and keep an eye on them.
  • Even though it’s the adults that tend to get the most excited about them, Sundae Stations and Candy Stations always go over well with the kids.
  • You may wish to hire an entertainer like a magician or balloon artist to entertain kids. This is only suggested if have 15 or more kids between the ages of 3 and 10 attending the wedding.

DreamGroup’s Suggestion for Nanny Services: Nannies On Call - Please be sure to do your own due diligence when organizing childcare services. 
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Rosalba (Rose's Flowers & Gifts) said...

my cousin had a kid table set up right next to ours (we had enough children for their own table! LOL) so we could watch them but still had our own spaces. Their gift bags contained travel games, each had their own so they had new games all night, crayons, match stick cars, candy, it worked very well!

Tamea Burd Photography said...

Another great idea is to hand out disposable cameras just to the kids. It gives the young ones something really cool to do, and it guarantees that you'll get some extra fun wedding shots!