Unique Ideas for Fun Wedding Day Activities for Kids
by Kaitlin Perata

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Weddings, while fun and joyous occasions for the adults in your life, tend to be long and tiring for the youngsters. And the last thing you want at your wedding is a group of crying, cranky kiddos. So, how do you make your special day fun for the little ones in attendance? If you have the right fun wedding day activities for kids, it can be a piece of cake. By the time the reception rolls around, the boredom can start to set in. But, with some carefully planned kid-friendly festivities, you can turn that frown upside down!

Take a look below for some fun tips and tricks that will keep the little ones amped up all day:

1. Scavenger Hunts

The best way to prevent boredom is to give kids something active to do. Create an I-Spy scavenger hunt that features a wedding-themed checklist: a white dress, a delicious dessert, a bouquet of flowers, etc. For added fun, include an inexpensive disposable camera in the mix to bring out the little photographer within. You might be surprised by the result!

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2. Kids' Packs

An easy way to keep kids entertained is with kid-friendly wedding favors placed at each child's seat during the reception. These can include bubbles, glow sticks, coloring books, crayons, chalk, puzzles, snacks and more.

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3. Kids' Tent/Book and Movie Corner

A special corner filled with children's books and movies can help kids settle down towards the end of the evening and provide a quiet place for them to unwind. Beanbags, comfy pillows, blankets and bags of popcorn are an added bonus.

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4. Cupcake/Cookie Decorating Station

Setting up a kid-friendly cake decorating station will minimize anxious anticipation of the official cake cutting ceremony. Include aprons, undecorated cupcakes or cookies, pre-filled icing bags and sprinkles, and its sure to be a huge hit!

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5. Kids' Craft Corner

Activity centers are one of the simplest ways to keep the little ones entertained. Equipped with arts and crafts, games or stickers, crafting stations are an excellent way to put creative energies to good use.

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6. Game Area

Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, games such as croquet, baseball, board games or video games are a sure-fire way to keep the kiddos entertained through reception festivities.

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7. Photo Booth

Photo booths are a growing trend and fan favorite. While they're fun for all ages, photo booths are a huge hit with kids and a great way to capture fun and funky memories. Be sure to stock your booth with quirky props like feather boas, silly hats, fake mustaches and oversized sunglasses.

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 What do you think brides? Comment and let us know your favorite kids' activity ideas!