facebook

How to keep children entertained at weddingsJul 31

Rugrats - Wedding Child Minding - Honeywed

Wedding guests with kids? Not a worry! Rugrats Wedding Services have some great ideas and activities to keep children entertained on your Big Day…

A wedding is a special day for kids too. Do you remember the memories of attending a wedding when you were younger? What an experience it was. Dressing up, meeting new people, having fun, dancing and trying your hardest to be on your best behaviour.

As children we absorb everything we see and do, setting the foundations for life. Including children at your wedding can create memories that last a lifetime. Memories that help the understanding of our culture with the coming together of two families.

Rugrats - Wedding Child Minding - Honeywed

Here are some great ways to incorporate the little guests at your wedding:

GARDEN GAMES
Garden games are a great way to keep the kids entertained before and after the ceremony while guests await the reception.

There are services you can hire that not only include a great range of giant garden games but also offer a helping hand to supervise during the entertainment.

This gives parents the chance to relax and interact with other guests. Garden games are not only great for the kids, but guests of all ages will find themselves getting involved and having fun.

CHILD MINDING
For a wedding that calls for the children to be a little bit more out of the way, a professional Child Minding service will cater for the care of little wedding guests.

Combining all the guest’s children into the one location is a great way for kids to have fun together and save on service fees.

You just need to find a suitable location or accommodation for kids to hang out, run around and pass out until their parents come to collect them.

These services will often bring along games and activities for the kid’s entertainment and staff according to numbers and ages. Sometimes it’s best left to the professionals.

Because sometimes, it’s a job best left to the professionals.

Rugrats - Wedding Child Minding - Honeywed

SET UP AN ACTIVITY ROOM
Depending on the location of your wedding, setting up a game room or crèche is a great idea to keep the kids out of trouble throughout the day. Simple craft tables are fun and easy.

Choose some activities that are great for all ages, not too messy, avoid sharp objects and things that may hurt others if thrown around.

Play dough, racing sets, Lego and board games are usually easy to find and always entertaining. Colouring in is always a winner with all ages, especially with giant books.

Have a TV set up and some movies playing to keep the kids engaged. If you’re struggling to find such items, check out your local op shops. You can walk out with a room full of disposable kids entertainment at a small price.

Incorporating some of these great ideas into your wedding will keep the little ones out of trouble and help bring you peace of mind on the day.

Be sure to set aside some time allocated for this, ensuring a smooth day for you and your guests.

Explore

More from this Author

author
rugratsbabysitting
Aaron · 1 posts
2 years ago

You may also like...

Looking for Venues?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Coolibah Downs Private Estate is a picturesque estate set on 10 Acres nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by enchanting & romantic gardens Coolibah Downs Private Estate creates a unique and memorable experience for your wedding or special event.

For many years Coolibah Downs Private Estate has taken great pleasure in hosting many beautiful & wonderful events such as Weddings, Special Events & Boutique Functions on our unique estate. Most recently awarded the Brides Choice Award for Boutique Wedding Venue & Chapel by Gold Coast & Hinterland Weddings.

DON’T MISS OUR WEDDING SHOWCASE – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH, 2019

Coolibah Downs - Gold Coast Wedding Venue - Honeywed
Babalou Weddings and Events

Situated on level one of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel a stone’s throw from Kingscliff Beach, the Babalou Weddings and Events space exudes cool coastal charm, with stylish interiors and décor sure to impress your guests.

The space features hardwood polished floors, exposed ceilings crisscrossed with wooden beams, coastal chic furnishings, an opulent ladies’ powder room, a full service bar, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking panoramic ocean views and an external balcony.

Allow us to help you create your perfect day, with personally tailored wedding packages to suit your every need. From small intimate celebrations of 60 to more lavish affairs of up to 140, we can cater for a range of different dining styles—sit-down dinners with individual servings, banquets featuring share platters and cocktail receptions. For something different, choose from one of our many food station options—sliders, Mexican tacos, cocktails, whiskies and cigars, to name a few.

Entertain your guests while they soak up the ocean views with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a signature cocktail or an oyster bar.. And after a night of dancing, let your guests indulge in one of our late night pop-up food stations: choose from wood-fired pizzas, sliders or even baguettes.

There’s no better way to celebrate the union of you and the love of your life with a wedding at the award winning Babalou!

 

Photo Credits: Figtree Wedding Photography

Babaolu Wedding Venue | Honeywed
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not Weddings is the ultimate country destination situated in the Byron Bay hinterland, 10 minutes from Byron Bay and 5 minutes to boutique Bangalow.

On a scenic hundred acre working cattle farm, it is very private and tranquil. Overlooking a large lake with water lilies and a little row boat beside an old wooden jetty. Surrounded by prizewinning gardens and rainforest plantings. Turn a corner and find another secret spot, relax and listen to the running water of the natural little waterfalls amongst the rainforest.

Choices of ceremony spots, maybe overlooking the water or under the shade of the trees perhaps in front of the private outdoor chapel?

There is a large level grassed area to have your tipi’s or marquee. The site can comfortably accommodate 300 guests. A toilet block with rustic exterior and 5 star interior is provided. The farm with cattle, horses and the post and rail fence in the background frames the tipi’s which overlook the gardens and water, such a gorgeous view. As night falls, the atmosphere changes with all the lights reflecting onto the water. A magical place.

For the smaller wedding there is an undercover deck beside the homestead pool. This caters for about 36 seated or 50 standing guests and is a spectacular setting for canapés.

Our accommodation is an ideal place for your wedding party to get ready. It is also a special place to relax, reflect and enjoy after your special day. Beautifully furnished with period pieces. Air-conditioned bedroom with a comfortable iron bed. The accommodation includes an amazing western-styled saloon bar with billiards table, pinball machine and arcade system. Contains a separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. There is a swimming pool, undercover deck and BBQ area, even an outdoor fire pit to keep the night warm and cosy. Sleeps 2-4 with one queen size bed and an extra double bed if required.

Forget Me Not Farm is a truly beautiful country location and is both private and spectacular. This is the ideal place for your destination wedding.

I would love to be able to share it for your special day.

Jo Schneider
Forget Me Not Weddings
Definition – enduring love, faithfulness, hope and remembrance

Forget Me Not Weddings
Fig Tree Restaurant

From your ceremony, under a huge fig tree with the ocean, lighthouse, and Julian rocks as a backdrop, through to cocktails and canapés by the pool or lawn games and a gentle walk through the garden – your guests will feel instantly wowed, relaxed and indulged.

Established in 1981 Fig Tree is Byron Bay’s most awarded restaurant, this year again winning “Best Restaurant North coast Region” and again being a national finalist in “Best BYO Restaurant.”

Dinner can be a relaxed affair, by the pool or on the lawn under the stars ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or a more intimate dining experience in the restaurant. With a large open planned interior, the restaurant leads itself to a night of family, friends, great food and fun.

Che, Head Chef and Owner, keeps it simple with produce sourced predominantly from the restaurant’s own gardens, along with the fields, paddocks, and oceans that surround Byron Bay. In the restaurant, he combines this premium produce with his creativity and experience, gained from years spent travelling and cooking around the world.

For your wedding menu, Che will invite you to the restaurant to enjoy a six-course tasting, before sitting down with you to design a menu that reflects what is fresh, local, in season and is “the food you want to eat!!”

Fig Tree offers two houses for accommodation – The Dairy and Sunrise, both on either side of the restaurant, for you, your family or friends to get ready in or retire to.

Download Welcome Kit

Fig Tree - Wedding Venue - Honeywed