>> Apr 20, 2017
If you are having kids at your wedding it can’t hurt to have wedding favors on hand for them. There are certain items that are always a hit in kids’ wedding favors.
Every kid loves candy, so if you include it in their wedding favor your youngest guests will be happy and content. Lollipops in your wedding colors are a great choice, as are chocolate bars. Even though white is the bride’s official color on her wedding day, most kids are turned off by white chocolate. Your best bet is to use milk chocolate candy bars in your wedding favors. It’s a win, win for them and you can get candy bar wrappers customized with your names and your wedding date.
Another creative way to give out candy during your wedding is to use it in your table centerpieces. A clear vase is the perfect item to hold lollipops, licorice and other candy. This helps you save time and money because your centerpieces can be turned into wedding favors.
When sticky candy does not sound like an appealing addition to your wedding day, consider providing a sundae buffet that kids will love. All you need is a few flavors of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cherries and other sweets and you’ll have a fully stocked sundae bar that will keep kids occupied and free the wedding cake up for the adult guests.
Games serve as a great kid friendly wedding favor because they give bored or antsy kids something to do. All you have to do is put a game, or games, in each wedding favor bag. Travel sized board games are a great choice because they are small enough to fit and easy for kids to play on the spot. Each kid’s wedding favor bag should have a different game in it.
For an even better way to keep kids occupied during your wedding, designate an out of the way table at the reception and turn it into an art table. Coloring books and crayons can be laid out on the table for kids to enjoy. Craft paper can be used to cover the table linens so they don’t get crayon residue on them. You can also provide colored pencils, markers, stickers, stamps and more, to give kids options for creating a piece of art work they can be proud of.
If the kids are a little bit older and you have a few volunteer adults to supervise, you will have a few more options. You can orchestrate large outdoor games like playing tag or you can even hand out sparklers to use at your wedding reception. Of course, you need to make sure the kids are all staying safe, but with proper supervision the older kids can get away with a little bit more. For added safety, you should always use 36 inch wedding sparklers for kids because they can hold the end that is burning away from their bodies. If you’d prefer that the kids don’t hold their sparklers in their hands, you can also stick them in the ground while they burn.
Props are something that most kids find entertaining; especially little girls that love to play dress up. Wigs, hats and sunglasses will allow the kids at your wedding to create a temporary identity for themselves. Other props you can provide include fake microphones, flags, whistles, jewelry and more. Kites and pinwheels are the perfect wedding favor to entertain kids at an outdoor wedding.
These are just a few of the kid friendly favors you can have at your wedding. You have many options for creating wedding favors that will be a big hit with your youngest guests from wedding sparklers to funny props, and they will make your day more fun and memorable.