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:: Top 5 Ways To Entertain Kids At Weddings ::

Kids are fabulous little people. Absolutely! But their presence at your reception can be, well, a little (cough) annoying and sometimes disruptive. So, what do you do to keep the little ones occupied during your big day to keep them entertained (and behaving)?

Here are MRSter’s top five suggestions:

1 :: Create an Arts and Crafts Table :: Kids are naturally creative, so this may be an ideal way to keep the young ones occupied. Arts and crafts have the advantage of appealing to a larger age range and can be an inexpensive way to entertain.  Stock the table with crayons, erasable markers, and paper. You can even create a contest and give away a prize for the best drawing on a topic of your choosing, like a drawing of the couple, for example. There are many other craft items that can be utilized; paper plate decorating, playdough projects, activity books, and paper folding are a few ideas to get you started.

2 :: Game Table :: A game table lends itself to entertainment for a variety of age groups. You can stock it with games like Candyland, Connect Four, Clue, Monopoly, and Operation and many others… Keeping the children entertained for hours on end!

3 :: Set up outdoor activities :: If the weather accommodates, there are oodles of fun stuff that kids can do outside. Offering jump ropes, hopscotch, hula hoops, balls of all shapes and sizes (as long as they are soft and won’t cause damage) and competitive games, like a bean bag toss, can add lots of fun for the young ones.

4 :: Hire an Entertainer :: You may want to hire a clown, a face painter, a (fake) tattoo artist, a caricature artist, a storyteller, an action hero impersonator, a magician, or a combination of several of these entertainers. Check with an event planner to find out which entertainers are available in your area.

5 :: Utilize your Venue :: Many venues have a side room available which you can equip with a sitter and movies. This is especially helpful for an evening wedding when the kids can get tired and sleepy. You can scatter throw pillows and blankies about the room. For an outdoor wedding, a tent can serve the same purpose.

These ideas will help EVERYONE at your wedding have the best time ever.

Or, you can simply opt to have an Adult Only Wedding. But, that’s another story…

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