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April 20, 2017

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Weddings are great fun, and they’re always an enjoyable day for everyone involved. There is, of course, one exception. Many people find that keeping any kids entertained at weddings can be very difficult indeed! And that’s usually because there can be quite a bit of waiting and sitting down. However, there are some very simple ways you can ensure that all the kids at your wedding have just as much fun as the adults! Here are some brilliant ideas you might like to use.

Outdoor Games
If there is going to be enough space at your wedding venue, you might like the idea of setting up some outdoor games that everyone can get involved with. This is a great way to add some team spirit to your wedding day, and it also provides the younger guests with something to do if they get bored during the reception. Some nice ideas include giant Jenga or chess and cornball. You can find games equipment online at sites like http://letsplaycornhole.com/cornhole-boards/specialty-cornhole-boards/wedding-cornhole-boards/. Ideally, you should find a game that kids can play on their own without any adults. That way, they don’t need to be supervised at all times while playing.

Give Them Some Responsibility
Kids won’t feel so bored if they are given something important to do throughout the day. For instance, you might want to let some young children be flower girls and page boys. These positions aren’t too strenuous, and just involve the kids looking cute! But they will feel very grown up with their job titles. And they will enjoy being involved in the wedding procession and getting to walk down the aisle just behind the bride and her bridesmaids! As they will be dressed up smartly, it will also add some extra cuteness to your wedding pics!

Table Crafts
Wedding breakfasts can often go on for some time. As a result, children can often become bored and can get very fidgety at the table. To prevent this from happening, you just need to provide some crafts for them to do at the table. This can be as simple as a coloring book and some pencils: http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-coloring-books-children-s-coloring.html. This will keep them occupied and also out of mischief!

Professional Entertainers
One way to ensure that your wedding isn’t spoiled by bored kids is by using a small part of your budget to hire some professional entertainers. There are various types you could choose from, including clowns and magicians. The entertainer will be able to take all the kids off and put on a show for them during one section of your wedding. Plus, they will be there all day to entertain any kids who get a bit too bored and frustrated. You could find a local children’s entertainer by asking your friends for recommendations.

There is no reason for kids to get bored at your wedding if you use one of these great ideas. You never know, one idea could also help to entertain some of your grown-up guests as well!