For most people planning their wedding, children will always be apart of their guest list. Whether they’re cousins, nieces, nephews, a friend’s child, or yours, its inevitable that there will be some youngsters at your wedding. So how do we include these lovely young people? This is a question commonly asked during the wedding planning process and can be solved very easily and in a multitude of ways. Instead of avoiding them and planning around them, why not fully embrace them and plan some things especially for them that not only they will enjoy, but so will you!
Drinks: Drinks are always a way to include children, but also appeal to people not drinking. It’s always important to give your guests an option of a non-alcoholic drink, whether that’s soda, water, or some kind of flavored drink such as lemonade and sweet tea. A way to play up the child friendly aspect is to make a few drinks specifically for them. Milkshakes, root beer floats, and a fruity punch is always a fun option when considering child favorite refreshments.
Food: This is a fun option for the kids but mostly the Bride and Groom. Having food specifically for the children at the wedding not only makes it easier on the adults, but also on the Bride and Groom’s wallet. Most children don’t like to branch out on their food choices and end up avoiding the food served at the wedding. Not because it’s not good, but because they don’t want to experiment. A great way to compromise on this dilemma is to order some food just for the children at the wedding. This could be done through your caterer or through any of your favorite fast food drive through. How cute would it be to order a certain amount of happy meals and have them set up a children only table? This is such a budget friendly option that not only pleases you but also the kids!
Activities: Activities are by far the most beneficial option to have at your wedding for the children. This is because it gives them something to do while also allowing the adults to enjoy their night and not have to worry about what little Jimmy is running around doing. One option for an activity could be a coloring table. This could serve as their dinner table as well. This is an easy and inexpensive option that delivers fun and comfort for everyone and something that will surely keep the youngsters busy. Another option is to have a cards table. This could be for the children that are a little bit older and no longer interested in coloring. A deck of cards on a table is so easy and beneficial when you look across from the dance floor and see all of the children entertained by Go Fish!