14 Kids Table Ideas For Your Wedding

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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:

Lego centerpieces

lego succulents botanical collection
Lego centerpiece – available from Brickmasters on Etsy

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

customizable wedding kids coloring table cloth
Custom Paper Kids Table Cloth – Available from MelindaBryantParty on Etsy

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

kids goody box
Kids goody box – available from Claudia Curti Designs on Etsy

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.

Gummy worms

kids gummy worm wedding favors
Mason jar style candy wedding favors – available from Lil Love Bugs Events on Etsy

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

Wedding coloring and activity book – available from Hazel Design Studios on Etsy

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

Personalized name crayons – available from Kages Krayons on Etsy

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

colorful kids table sign for wedding
Colorful kids table sign – Available from Joy Ceremony on Etsy

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

flameless candles
Flameless Candles – Available from Sandstone and Sage on Etsy

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.

Jenga stack

Customizable giant jenga
Customizable Giant Jenga – Available from Southpaw Paperie on Etsy

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.


personalized daisy sunglasses
Personalized daisy sunglasses – available from Haiunlimited on Etsy

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!

Bubble wands

Personalized bubble wand favors – available from BBliss Favors on Etsy

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

personalized plastic champagne -style flutes
Personalized plastic flutes – available from Pretty Little Thing ATX on Etsy

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.

Sippy cups

Flower Girl cups – Available from Mod Party on Etsy

Minimize spills with these cute flower girl cups! Heck, I might buy one for my afternoon iced tea. 

Kids only tent

girl pretending to be a fairy princess inside of a white tent
Original Kids Tent – available from Mini Camp LT on Etsy

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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Jennifer Woolfe

Jennifer Woolfe is a writer in Jacksonville, Florida who planned, catered, and DJ'd her own small AirBnb wedding in 2018. So she knows a thing or two about DIYing on a budget. She's also a mother of two children.

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