While everyone wants their wedding to be unique, there is one thing they all have in common, it is a long day for the wedding party, guests and children.
From ceremony to the photos to the speeches to the reception and then some, all added up a wedding day takes a very long time. And if you have invited children to your wedding, how do you keep them entertained?
If you add some child-friendly activities across your wedding, you will make everybody happy. The kids will love it, their parents will be able to focus on the wedding, and even child-free adults will enjoy taking part in things like a jumping castle or a make your own sundae buffet.
While food vans are increasingly popular for the adults, why not arrange someone to come in and cater for a high tea party for the children? The style and occasion of this fit in perfectly for a wedding day and can make for some gorgeous photos. Check out some travelling tea parties in your city.
There are slumber party companies that bring a touch of glamping to children’s birthday parties, why not arrange for this for your wedding? They could set up at outdoors under the stars if it’s fine or somewhere close by indoors if it’s not, and the kids from your wedding can have their own slumber party with tents, fairy lights, popcorn, movies, games and more. You could also hire a babysitter for this space to give parents & guests a real treat.
Kids entertainers are guaranteed to liven up the day for everyone. Consider a magician or balloon animal specialist, or a face painter, to keep kids happy for a while.
As this list continues I am finding it harder and harder not to imagine all of the adults at your wedding just wanting to join in the child-friendly activities!
Hire a jumping castle or inflatable slide for one corner of the grounds at your reception venue and everyone will rediscover the child within. While you are thinking of sideshow style activities, why not look.
into a antique look carousel, an sweet land train ride or a clown machine, and make a circus or vintage fete theme of the whole day?
Make your own food
Many weddings will have a lolly buffet that will make everyone happy but you could turn this into many other ideas. Children can build their own sundaes or decorate donuts, or make their own pizza or tacos.
Lawn games and rides
Lawn games are another very easy one to arrange, and many event specialists or vintage prop companies can rent them to you. Think quoits, croquet, oversized chess or Jenga, lawn bowls and more.
Or consider fun rides or activities for kids such as a pony or unicorn ride or a petting zoo.
If your wedding is more on a budget, consider some options that you can plan yourself.
A fabulous idea is a scavenger hunt using disposable cameras; give children a camera each and a checklist of items they must get photos of. Include things like the wedding cake, the wedding car, someone laughing, the best man, something funny, your dinner, your favourite thing from the wedding, some balloons, something purple and more.
Something else you can easily put together yourself is a gorgeous activity box for each child guest. Include colouring sheets and pencils, stickers, finger puppets, bubbles and glowsticks for fun after sunset.
For jumping castle hire, and other awesome inflatable games and activities, contact Jump First today. And make your wedding one to remember.