The news of Robbie Williams and Ayda Field having a baby girl has got us thinking about children… and more specifically, children at weddings. If you’re searching for ideas to entertain children, our fab checklist below is just what you need!
Create a children’s table
Make them feel special with a table just for the kids – some venues have child-size furniture that will look really cute and is much more practical. Decorate it in the same way as the adult tables, replacing favours with sweets and things to play with.
It’s also a good idea to replace floral centrepieces with more child friendly centrepieces. Edible fruit bouquets are a perfect alternative, but some other ideas to entertain children can include giant bowls filled with treats. Use your imagination and kids will love it!
All guests who are young at heart will enjoy blowing bubbles. Add a pot to every table and one for each child on their table so everyone can join in the fun! Bubbles will create a romantic atmosphere and some fab photo opportunities. You could even get a bubble-blowing machine!
Some special ideas to entertain children who are the pageboy or flowergirl, ask their parents about their favourite toys and buy one as a gift – it will keep them quiet all day!
Simple, safe and fun, children of all ages love crayons. Buy special wedding favour crayon packs or get a bumper pack and place in a pot that fits in with your wedding theme. Add sheets of paper and ask them to draw the happy couple.
Always popular with children, give them mouldable playthings like Play Doh (for younger children) and Fimo (for older children). Add some tools and other toys and they’ll be occupied for hours.
Another classic toy that boys will particularly enjoy. But remember the ages of the children – young ones need basic packs while older children need more difficult versions so they don’t get bored.
Ask your DJ to play some children’s songs at the beginning of the evening – dancing should tire out any stubborn young sleepers!