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When you invite children to your wedding, you want them to have fun! (Not sure if you are inviting kids? Read this first: Should you invite kids to your wedding?) And you want them to be occupied. Depending on the age of the kids, drinking, dancing, and small talk are not their idea of a good time. Some age-appropriate activities will go a long way in ensuring the kids and their parents have a lovely evening.
I scoured the web to round up the best kid activities for weddings and some kid-friendly decor. Here are some creative ideas to include kids in your special day:
Everyone likes building with legos. Instead of traditional flower centerpieces, put a box of legos out and encourage kids to “build on love, brick by brick.” You can also use these lego flower centerpieces, so kids can have fun taking them apart and remaking them.
This is a great activity for older kids but be aware that legos are choking hazards for kids 3 and under.
Paper tablecloth and crayons
Paper tablecloth and crayons: This is a really easy DIY. Just drape brown or white craft paper over your tables. Put out some crayons or colored pencils and let the kids’ imagination go wild.
Or you can order this custom one from Etsy that fits the theme and includes your name and wedding date. We love this seller for round table cloths and she has a variety of sizes that are shipped rolled, so no creases!
Goody boxes for kids
These little personalized boxes are so cute! They include fun activities like word searches and connect the dots. You can also spruce them up by adding small toys or snacks. You can even pack a small lunch and water inside. Perfect for the flower girl and ring bearer to keep them occupied, fed, and hydrated all day. No cranky wedding party here.
Give something sweet to your littlest guests! These gummy worms will definitely be a hit at the kids’ table. The mason jar motif is super cute and I love that you can customize the name and date. You can order these with or without candy. So you can fill them with any kind of sweet treat you’d like to give the kids and kids-at-heart at your wedding.
Paper activity sheets
Here’s a cute coloring book for kids on your wedding day. This will keep them occupied during speeches and dinner. You can find a number of printable templates on Etsy that are easily printed out at home leading up to your wedding. Or find a seller that will print and ship if you’re unable to print at home. This one isn’t customized but many sellers will add your name and date for you as a special touch.
Personalized name crayons
This one is an activity and a favor! Surprise the children at your wedding with their name as crayons. This would be a great gift for any young members of your wedding party such as your flower girl or ring bearer.
Kids table sign
Here’s a colorful sign to let the kids know where the real party’s at. Designate a particular table or tables as dedicated kids’ zones. This will allow kids to let loose with their peers. And give their parents some space to eat a meal for once.
Battery operated lights
Like the look of candles but want something more kid friendly for wedding lighting? Incorporate these nifty lights into your decor. This seller also has them in white but I like the look of the gold.
Set up a big stack of giant Jenga blocks during your cocktail hour. While the grown-ups are busy at the charcuterie board, the kids have something to do. You can set up giant Jenga on the lawn. Or regular Jenga inside on tables.
I actually had these at my wedding and loved the easy, fun activity set-up! I left out sharpies and a sign to let guests know they should leave us a message. Not only did it make for a fun cocktail hour activity but it also acted as a guest book. We still play with it during the summers five years later. And I love looking back at what people wrote and remembering funny moments from our wedding.
No one’s throwing shade on these sunglasses. Put them in a goody bag or use them as a unique place card idea. Daisy ones for kids and chic ones for the adults? What a fun idea for a practical destination wedding favor!
Here’s another cute activity for kids. Blowing bubbles is great for all ages. And these favors make a great eco-friendly ceremony exit idea! Just make sure you use them outside only as bubbles can make indoor dance floors slippery.
Looking for more eco-friendly wedding ideas? Check out this post on how to make your wedding more eco-friendly on a budget.
The kids’ toast
These child-friendly flutes are a great way to make kids feel included on the special day. Ask the caterer to distribute the plastic flutes with apple juice, when the adults have the champagne toasts. I love that you can add the kids’ names or customize with their wedding party role.
Minimize spills with these cute flower girl cups! Heck, I might buy one for my afternoon iced tea.
Kids only tent
Instead of a traditional kids table, set up this tent so the little ones have a place to play at the reception. This tent doubles as decor at a boho wedding.
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