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Entertaining ‘kids zone’ ideas for your wedding

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Expecting a few little ones at your wedding? Keeping them entertained and, well, on their best behaviour can be a bit of a challenge – no need to freak out though! To help make your celebration the best ever, we’ve gathered a few kid-friendly ideas that will take your reception’s ‘kids zone’ to the next level. We’d actually be tempted to join in on a few of these activities ourselves! No judgement…

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Colouring-in table

Think: Assorted colouring-in books (you can even get personalised wedding versions), crayons and pencils. Bonus tip: Use butchers’ paper for the tablecloth (it helps protect the table from any out-of-the-lines scribbles!).

 

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Craft session

Think: Simple, kid-friendly projects like decorating a paper crown, personalising a takeaway box for their wedding favour or just give them a blank canvas and let their creativity take over!

 

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Carnival games

Think: Ring-toss, coconut shy or corn hole…

 

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Bubble station

Think: A table set up with bubble mixture, bubble blowers and (very important) towels for sticky fingers!

 

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Lego table

Think: A table piled with an array of lego pieces (go for Duplo if you’re expecting toddlers) – simple and oh-so fun!

 

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Storytime area

Think: A cosy area with comfy cushions, blankets and a range of kid-favourite books (ask their parents to also bring along a collection of their child’s go-to books for a budget-friendly option).

 

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Card-making activity

Think: Blank cards (you can get these at most discount stores), crayons, pencils and stickers…

 

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Giant (kid-size) lawn/boardgames

Think: Connect Four, Jenga, hopscotch and croquet…

 

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Face-painting

Tip: You might have to hire a professional face-painter, or ask (bribe!) one of the children’s parents to help out if they’ve got a creative side…

 

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Dress-up corner

Think: Cheap dress-up costumes from discount stores like magicians, fairies, animals, superheroes and Disney princesses (if you score an Elsa costume, you’re basically guaranteed ‘cool’ status!)

 

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Bonus: Photo-booth (for the adults too!)

Tip: If you’re having a photo-booth at your wedding, include the kids! They’ll have an amazing time playing with props and showing off their best funny face…

 

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Feature image: From the wedding of Krystle + Adrian

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