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Tips for Hosting Kid Friendly Weddings

Tips for Hosting Kid Friendly Weddings


Are you concerned about having kids at your wedding reception? Don’t fret! We have some pointer keeping the little ones entertained during your wedding! Here are our tips for hosting kid-friendly weddings in Springfield, MO!

Tips for Hosting Kid-Friendly Weddings in Springfield

Deciding – To Have Children or Not?

Be sure to decide early on if you are wanting to have an adults-only wedding or all welcome. Some couples know from the very beginning that they want to have an adult only wedding and that is totally fine. It is important to make sure your wedding invitations and website are clear whether children are welcome or not. Parents need ample time to make arrangements for their kids especially if they are traveling from out of town!

Reception Placement

There are a few options as far as where the kiddos will sit. Be sure to choose what is best for YOU!

  • Sitting with all other guests
  • Separate kids table
    • Children ages 7-14 tend to do well sitting at their own table.
  • Separate room with child care
    • A designated babysitter is extremely helpful.


Hungry kids = Meltdowns Galore! Make sure to ask your caterer about adding a kid-friendly option for the kiddos if the menu you have chosen doesn’t already include such items.


Kiddos are full of energy and will need something to do to keep them busy. They can only dance for so long!

  • Photo Booth
    • Kids LOVE having their picture taken and having a photo booth is not only a great way to entertain guests but also the little ones
  • Kids Table
    • Coloring books, colors, glow sticks, bubbles, snacks
  • Disposable Camera
    • This gives them a ‘job’ to do during the reception!
  • Outdoor Games
    • Corn hole, giant Jenga, badminton, ring toss, Connect Four, and lawn bowling are some fun examples!
      • TIP: Eventful Rentals have law game rentals if you don’t want to purchase them!
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • Have the kiddos look for specific items during the reception.
  • Pasta Jewelry Station
  • Video Games / Movie Room

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