One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of planning a wedding function is how you plan on keeping your littlest and youngest guests engaged during your big day. Children, especially the younger ones, don’t have the attention span, patience, or understanding of what is going on during the wedding reception, and other wedding events. They easily become bored and when this happens, they can do things that can embarrass their parents or even put a significant damper on your wedding.
Where on one hand weddings are all about excitement and fun for adults there, on the other hand for the little ones, they can no doubt be a lot of fun at weddings but they are also quite capable of breaking all hell loose. (Because Mood Swings)
The last thing anybody would want at their wedding would be a bunch of cranky kids. So what to do? Early planning is essential to preventing dilemmas and ensuring that everyone is happy, including your underage guests and their parents. Here are some creative suggestions that you can use to keep the young ones happy and even make them feel like they are a part of the festivities.
1) If your wedding banquet has an open space arrangement, you can always keep outdoor fun games such as Treasure hunt/ball pool etc. Putting up a small kids section is also a very good idea.
2) In the kids section in one part of your banquet hall, like as in royal pepper banquets in north west Delhi you may have provisions of coloring books, crayons or a mini drawing competition etc. to keep the little angels engaged.
3) You can also have a separate kids-only photo booth and make sure to stuff them with props such as funny hats, labels, oversized glares, disposable cameras, magic wands/ glow sticks, placards etc.
4) Divert your budget for some personalized gifts for the kids as a token of joy.
5) Put a centerpiece on the kids’ table that can be played with later.
6) Hire caretakers to make sure the kids are having fun and no kid tries to walk out of the banquet hall.
7) Set up a video game station.
8) Set up a soap bubble station.
9) Stock one table with classic board games.
10) Challenge kids to complete a jigsaw puzzle of the couple’s engagement photo.
11) Make sure the snacks are kid-friendly.
12) A really good face painter is always popular but just make sure you’ve had all the formal photography done before they start working their magic on the little ones!
13) Finally, have a photograph of all the children present taken with the bride and groom. They’ll love to be involved closely with your big day and it’s an image that you’ll treasure in the years to come.
A really good face painter is always popular but just make sure you’ve had all the formal photography done before they start working their magic on the little ones!