Whether you’ve got flower girls and page boys joining you for the big day, or simply family and friends with little ones to attend to, almost every couple will need to consider how to entertain children at weddings.
An all-day event can be a long time to keep little ones content, so we’ve put together some ideas to ensure it’s all smiles for your big day, including a look at our Typical Totz range, perfect for style conscious couples who want to keep their younger guests happy too.
1 Let the games begin
If you’ve opted for a venue with beautiful gardens and oodles of outdoor space, then make use of it! Garden games are a great choice to keep younger guests entertained during your drinks reception, after they’ve been on their best behaviour for your ceremony.
Keep it classic with ring toss and croquet, giant jenga and or chess. You could even give all your guests a taste of nostalgia with sports day style sack races! Games for every generation that are guaranteed to entertain children at weddings.
2 Magic is in the air
Another great way to entertain children at weddings is by your choice of reception entertainment. Some ideas will be a winner with every generation. Try a magician working the room with sleight of hand card tricks. Or, how about a caricaturist capturing your guests in their inimitable style on canvas? A fun way to keep children at weddings entertained during the drinks reception that is sure to be a hit with the grown ups too.
3 Press play
Some kids will be up for a boogie on the dance floor on mum and dad’s shoulders. But many will leave the dancing to the grown ups, and enjoy something to play with instead. That’s where our Typical Totz range comes in.
Colour coordinated in a soft dove grey, our Typical Totz soft play packages will blend in seamlessly with your wedding day decor. With different options to suit your budget, you can keep younger guests entertained for hours with towers, bridges, steps, slides and even a mini ball pool pit.
The perfection addition to your reception celebrations so that every generation can enjoy the party, without having little feet raging around the dance floor.
4 Sweet treats
As the day draws on and what would normally be bedtime looms, you want to keep everyone’s spirits high. Why not hire in a food truck to serve up sizzling churros with chocolate to warm up an autumn/winter wedding? Or, opt for a vintage ice cream cart in the spring and summer months.
Mix and match flavours, add your own toppings and turn it into evening entertainment in its own right. With full tummies and the fun of a midnight snack feel, this one’s sure to help your celebrations end on a high. Definitely one for the adults to love, too!
5 Do me a favour
When planning how to entertain children at weddings, you can even include your wedding favours. Opt for different favours for adult guests and younger attendees. Choosing a table game promises instant entertainment while waiting for the first course to be served. Package them up to match the styling for grownup guests for a picture perfect tablescape tailored to every generation.
With these five ideas to get you started, you’re well on the way to entertaining children at weddings. Find out more about our Typical Totz packages to keep the little ones in your life happy on your big day.