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« on: April 20, 2007 06:19:29 AM »

I'm getting married on May 19th and I need some help. It's always been really important for me to have an activity table for the kids that will be attending the wedding. I want the kids to have an area they can go to and color or whatever when they get bored.

I'm looking for things we can include as far as kid's activities go. We need things that aren't too messy and don't require excessive supervision. Also things that aren't too expensive and don't take too much time to prepare.

I'm obviously thinking some kind of activity book. I was also thinking it would be cute to have like a type of dress up thing where the kids could put different wedding dresses or suits on pictures of me and my fiance. But that might take more time than I have.

I'd appreciate any other ideas you wonderfully creative people have.

Thanks!
Meredith
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007 06:31:55 AM »

For a graduation party I had last spring, I put together inexpensive gift bags for the little kids (ages 4-7).  I got small toys and activities in bulk from rinovelty.com (or try orientaltrading.com).  I was sure to avoid any toy that could be used as a projectile/weapon and anything potentially messy.  I stuck to puzzles, coloring books, mood rings, temporary tattoos...stuff like that.  It went well--the kids were entertained and occupied for the majority of the time.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007 10:24:43 AM »

for my wedding, back in october, i set up an activity box that came out after dinner.

i included:
jigsaw puzzles (2, i think)
coloring books
simple story books
construction paper
coloring pensils
deck of cards (2)
stickers
a "foamie" activity with pre-cut pieces that had sicky backs (no glue)... we had halloween themed ones (october wedding)

hope that helps
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007 10:41:50 AM »

We went to a wedding in a historic house last year where our girls (5 and 3) were the flower girls.  They had an empty room that was the Kids Room with beads, legos, crayons, paper/coloring pages, scissors, and glue sticks.  The parents were responsible for monitoring their own kids.

If you have lots of little ones attending and it is within your budget, it may make sense to hire a preschool teacher or other experienced care provider to staff a room and plan some activities -- like games, a craft, their own "dance party," etc.

Have fun!
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