Entertaining Kids at Weddings

Wedding Favours

Entertaining Kids at Weddings is all the easier with Kids Wedding Activity Bags and Wedding Busy Bags.   If have decided to invite children to your wedding but don’t really know how you are going to keep them entertained read on.  In this blog you will find some solutions to help keep children occupied and entertained during the wedding reception and speeches.

Whilst a wedding can be a fun, joyous occasion for adults, sometimes keeping children entertained can be a little challenging. Weddings can prove challenging to children, having to sit still and stay quiet does not come naturally.  The last thing anyone wants at a wedding (especially if it’s your own!) is a tired, bored and tetchy child.

So how can you keep the young ones as entertained as the adults? The trick is to arrange for something in-between the event’s big moments. Fill the gaps between the cutting of the cake, the disco or maybe even the opening of the free bar!  Along with some pre-planned activities, kids wedding activity packs and party bag toys can really help!

Keeping Children Entertained at Weddings with Party Bag Fillers and Wedding Activities

There are lots of fun-filled activites that will keep your younger entertained, occupied and engaged on your big day. Inspirational ideas included bouncing on inflatables, striking poses in photo booths and numerous other activities.

Organised activities, gaming rooms and kids wedding activity packs are among other popular ideas.  Wedding busy bags will keep your guests smiling and double up as the perfect wedding favours.

Play Areas

Set up a dedicated play area in the venue where children can play to their heart’s content without disturbing the celebrations. Include games and activities for them such as giant puzzles, dance mats and board games which are particularly popular. The addition of beanbags, pillows and blankets add extra comfort too making it an ideal area for them to settle down after a tiring day and play with their wedding activity packs.

Another option to consider, assuming you have plenty of outdoor space at your venue, is to rent a bouncy castle,  children will hang out on these for hours.  It’s a great way to ensure they use up all their energy before chilling out!

Gaming Room

If you are inviting children to your wedding reception, you need to make sure that there are activities there that the children can enjoy.  You could provide a games room with PlayStation, Wii or Xbox and add several games suited to a wide range of ages and they will entertain themselves for hours.  Alternatively stock up on fun board games and activities that children can indulge in.  Colouring books and Sticker Activity books can also absorb younger guests, we offer these in a wide range of themes.  You could consider filling a basket full of different activity books and add small boxes of crayons or colouring pencils.  Furthermore, you could include a few small toys that can be played with.  If you browse through our site and head to the party bag fillers section here, you will find lots of items starting from as little as 5p.

Children’s Entertainer

Once the speeches are finished and the tables have been cleared you could include a few songs for children to dance to on your music list. However, if you’re inviting many children to your wedding, you may want to consider hiring a children’s entertainer to keep them entertained whilst the adults are enjoying the wedding celebrations.  Magic shows or movie rooms are a good option.  Or perhaps you could organise a party for children in a separate room and provide them with filled party bags when it finishes. Most wedding venues will be able to organise this for you or at least be able to recommend a local entertainer.  Alternatively, they may be able to arrange for a local childminder to look after the kids and put them to bed.

Photo Booth

Whilst you are likely to have a professional photographer capturing the key moments it can provide entertainment and lasting memories if you have a photo booth and props set up.  These can provide everlasting wedding favours for your guests to take home with them. You can set up DIY photo booths and they don’t have to push your budget to the limit.  We love the ideas in this article from brides.com which provides 30 DIY photo booth ideas   Providing some fun props doesn’t need to be expensive and can keep kids occupied with lots of fun.

Organise Activities for Children & Adults

If you are looking for a way to involve children and adults in activities together at your wedding reception, consider things that can be enjoyed by people of a variety of different ages. For example, you could create a quiz where people on each table work together as a team against the other tables.  Prepare some questions and get your guests to answer questions on a variety of different topics which relate to the hobbies and interests of the bride and groom.

Another option could be to set up a crafts area, this is a great way of letting children create their own wedding favours.  You can keep it simple (and clean) with activities such as frame decoration, making friendship bracelets or having simple DIY kits to keep little hands and minds busy.  Browse through our Arts and Crafts section for some inspiration.

Wedding Activity Bags

Also known as children’s party favours, kids wedding activity packs are a fantastic choice for couples who want to invite children to their wedding. There are all sorts of filled party bags you could order for your wedding from All About Party Bags.  Under the Weddings section on our site, you will find plenty of activity themed ideas but don’t forget to look at the Filled Party Bags option too.

These bags can be placed at the seat where younger guests will be sitting for the wedding reception. Our wedding activity packs will provide children with their very own fun activity whilst the adult guests enjoy the speeches and mingle.  Order an organza bag that matches your theme and colour and then fill it up with favours, sweets and treats.

The Children’s Wedding Activity Pack is an extremely popular choice with bride and groom’s to be, an unfolding pack of colouring, puzzles and word games with 4 colouring pencils included.  Team this up with our giant silver organza bag which has lots of space for you to add some love heart sweets and other toys.  You have a wedding favour that will looks stunning on your table.

The Deluxe Boys Wedding Activity Pack and the Deluxe Princess Wedding Activity Bag are also firm favourites amongst our bride and groom to be!

Deluxe Boys Wedding Activity Bag
Children's Wedding Activity Pack
Princess Wedding Activity Bag

Bespoke kids Wedding Activity Packs

Creating your own bespoke bags has never been easier.  However, if you do not see a themed wedding bag for children that you like on our online store, do not worry. You could create your own wedding busy bags using fantastic party bag fillers and empty party bags on our online store.  Order an organza bag that matches your theme and colour and then fill it up with favours, sweets and treats.

Favour Bags

Head to our Wedding section and select an organza or fabric bag that suits your wedding colour palettes.  Pastel colours are a traditional and timeless choice although richer and stronger shades are set to become a trend throughout 2024 and 2025; think crimson red, cobalt blue, emerald green and metallics.  All About Party Bags offer a large range of sizes, colours and fabrics for you to select from.

Wedding Favours and Party Bag Fillers

Next consider a colouring activity sticker book, an eco-colouring set or an eco-colour your own Jigsaw.  Add colouring pencils or crayons, champagne bubbles, a tube of Swizzel Mini Love Hearts and a puzzle, game or small toy. It is extremely easy to create the perfect activity bag and to add your personality and personal touch to the contents. You could possibly send a website link and get the younger guests to create their own bags ahead of the special day.  This way you save yourself a job and guarantee the recipient will love what they find in their wedding activity bag.

For older children, and adults, you could consider adding a disposable camera to the table along with other time fillers such as lego, packs of cards or word search books.  Craft Kits are also a great way to keep them entertained without being too disruptive.

Mini Tube of Love Hearts
Holographic Popper

If you are interested in purchasing some wedding busy bags but cannot find something to match your colours, please contact All About Party Bags.  Send our team details of your wedding colour theme along with ages of your guests and proposed budget.  A member of our team will be very happy to send you some ideas for bespoke wedding activity bags.  Furthermore, we will fill your bags for you and despatch the wedding favours to you so they arrive as soon as the next day.

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