Kid Friendly Wedding Reception
Tips for planning a kid friendly wedding reception.
Kids at Weddings
Among all the decisions you already have to make, there is one decision that should be addressed early on – will you have kids at your wedding? Whether or not to have kids at your wedding is entirely up to you and your fiance.
If you choose to have kids at your wedding, taking a few extra steps in planning can help the entire night run more smoothly. From kid friendly tables to an overflowing dessert bar, the goal is to make the kids feel comfortable, while also keeping them busy. The kids and their parents will greatly appreciate the extra thought you’ve put into planning. We’ve gathered our top five ways for creating a kid friendly wedding reception.
Ideas for a Kid Friendly Wedding Reception
“Kid” Table. Conversation at the adult table during long dinner service can get pretty boring for a nine-year-old. When creating your seating arrangement, consider putting older children at a table in the middle of their parents. They’ll have a fun time interacting with kids their age while mom and dad talk to adults.This is a must for a kid friendly wedding reception!
Activities. Any family friendly restaurant knows that occupied children make for more enjoyable dining. Consider presenting your younger guests with coloring books and crayons as a guest favor. Mom and Dad will thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Finger Food. While the adults will appreciate filet for dinner, children would be just as happy with chicken fingers. See if your caterer has kid friendly options – this could also be budget friendly.
Dessert Bar. A dessert bar can make anyone smile! Consider having a kid friendly dessert bar. Cupcakes, cookies, s’mores, or candy are great ideas for all ages.
Signature “Kid” Drinks. Remember when you thought a “shirley temple” was a special treat. Ask your venue to offer kid friendly drinks, but be sure they are presented in a different glass to avoid confusion!
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