By Holly Lane.

How to keep children entertained at weddings.

Weddings are joyous occasions filled with love and celebration – but for the little ones in attendance, they can sometimes feel long and tiresome. To ensure that everyone has a great time, it’s essential to plan activities and entertainment specifically tailored to keep children engaged and happy through the event.


Create a kid-friendly space.

Set up a designated area just for the children where they can play and have fun. This could be a corner of the reception venue decorated with colourful balloons, streamers and comfortable seating. Consider including kid-sized tables and chairs, cover them with plain paper, so kids can draw and doodle to their hearts content.


Image reference – WVSA Supplier – Kids & Weddings


Hire Professional Entertainment.

Consider hiring professional entertainers like magicians, face painters or balloon artists to keep the kids entertained. These professionals can work wonders in captivating children’s attention, and adding an extra element of fun to the festivities.

Image reference – WVSA Supplier – Owen Strickland Magician

Provide Goodie Bags.

Prepare goodie bags filled with snacks, toys, and other treats to keep the kids occupied during the quieter moments of the wedding. Include things like colouring books, crayons, stickers and small toys to keep them entertained throughout the event.


Image reference – WVSA Supplier – Zoe’s Party Animals

Organise games and activities.

Plan a variety of age-appropriate games and activities to keep children engaged. Classics like musical chairs, Simon Says and scavenger hunts are always a hit. You could also set up a craft station where kids can decorate cookies, make friendship bracelets, or create their own wedding-themed crafts to take home as souvenirs.


Image reference – WVSA Supplier – The Party Pen Company


Arranging for childcare.

Consider hiring professional childcare providers to supervise the children during the wedding. Having trained professionals on hand not only ensures the safety of the kids, but also allows parents to relax and enjoy the celebration knowing that their little ones are in good hands.

Embrace Technology.

For older children, consider setting up a technology corner with tablets loaded with age-appropriate games and movies. This can be lifesaver during those moments when the kids need a quiet activities to keep them occupied.

By incorporating these tips and ideas into your wedding planning, you can ensure that children have a fantastic time celebrating alongside the adults. From fun games and activities to delicious snacks and entertainment, there are plenty of ways to keep the little ones entertained and make your special day one to remember for the whole family.

Holly xx

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