Countdown: 17 days
No. Invited: 116
Rsvp Yes: 84
Rsvp still missing: 14
at least as far as they're concerned. Way back when, I asked for opinions about whether to have kids at the wedding. I got very good feedback from all my darling followers with the general consensus being, "do what works for you."
We realized that so many of our guests would have trouble getting babysitters for their kids and some our guests practically begged us to have their kids so we caved. When we first made our guest list, we had 24 children under 10. That was hard to take in but now that we've received rsvps, we only have 16 children so I figure 2 tables of 8 each would be fine with someone supervising their tables.
I want them to have fun and be occupied so that their parents can have some fun. Unfortunately, our venue doesn't have another room where I could
throw put them, so i'm going to just make a corner of the room theirs.
This is the little activity book and crayons that will be in each place setting.
There are puzzles and pictures to color,
and draw their own pictures of the bride and groom. One of the ideas that I, um
stole borrowed. This one from Happily After All.
I found these really cute aqua/teal and white flower pencils at Micheal's. They were full length pencils that I cut in half and sharpened an end of each.
These are the centerpieces for their tables. I wrapped some ribbon around a plastic mayonnaise jar and stuck some shimmery butterflies (cut with my Martha Stewart punch) on them. I also stuck some of the little plastic diamonds on there too. I then wrapped the bottom of a tissue pom with a pipe cleaner and made a large flower. I stuck some other flowers and filler in the center and I was done. I'm going to weigh down the jar with sand or rocks.
During the dessert buffet, I really don't want these little things tripping up the adults so I decided that they'll be served first and made these little cupcake stands for them. They're from cake rounds that I stuck some ribbon around and the stands are styrofoam balls painted aqua.
Their cupcakes will be brought out before the dessert buffet is announced and we'll serve them some mini ice cream cones as well. That should take care of the little
buggers darlings. They will also have their dinner served first, again offsetting the trample to the buffet. They'll have macaroni and cheese, french fries and chicken fingers. Which kid doesn't like that. I figured I wouldn't use our wedding to try to get people's kids eating their vegs. Plus the adult buffet will have vegs so if a parent is concerned, they can grab some for their kids.
I think that should keep the munchkins occupied for four hours or so, plus they can always come and party on the dance floor.