Having a kid-friendly wedding? We've got some ideas to keep the kids happy.
September 12, 2012
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Kid-Friendly Wedding Ideas
Whether it’s entertainment options or pint-sized portions, check out our ideas to keep kids happy (and grown-ups happy) at your reception.
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Kid-Friendly Care Package
A Kid-Friendly Care Package is an easy way to ensure optimal enjoyment for the little ones. Include various toys and games that will even make the adults envious. Simple card games or Silly Putty (tablecloth allowing) will keep their attention. Skip the markers in favor of crayons, and give them disposable cameras to capture the night. Just be sure to ask for doubles of their candid pictures!
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Kids Only Corner
Create a Kids Only Corner, complete with crayons (markers stain clothing, making moms mad) and crafts to keep the little ones entertained. You may even catch a grown-up trying to join the fun.
4 of 12Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Mini Cheesburgers Recipe These Mini Cheeseburgers are equally elegant and enjoyable. Place them on a sliver tiered tower with miniature pennant flags that match your wedding palette.
5 of 12Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
7 of 12Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Bacon-Grits Fritters Recipe For a Southern soiree, try these Bacon-Grits Fritters for a heavy hors d’oeuvre. These fabulous fritters are easy for kids to grab and go.
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Stuffed Baby Potatoes
Stuffed Baby Potatoes Recipe These pint-size potatoes are perfect for kids (and parents). And while portions are small, they still pack a punch of flavor.
9 of 12Jeff Kauck
Mini Bacon and Potato Frittatas
Mini Bacon and Potato Frittatas Recipe Try these fun fritatas for a brunch reception. Garnish with chives and sour cream for easy elegance and full-bodied flavor. Their size (and the fact that they're basically a mini omelet) are sure to inspire kids to give them a try.
10 of 12Victor Protasio
Smoothies Pops Recipe These smoothies-on-a-stick are a kid-friendly alternative to cocktail hours. These pops are perfect for cooling down at sweltering summer weddings. And of course, you can always make a batch of grown-up-friendly pops.
11 of 12Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Easy and Elegant Cheesecake Bars
Easy and Elegant Cheesecake Bars Recipe Give the gift of creativity with these Easy and Elegant Cheesecake Bars by allowing each child to decorate his or her own. Leave a few pint-size aprons near the station to help with the icing fun.