November 10, 2008

Make it a Happy Meal

More & more brides are starting to include kids in their reception planning. Sure its an added expense, but little ones can be fun & create a fun presense at your reception. The most important thing to remember is to make sure they are very well occupied. Having the children separated in their own area is key, but also supplying a teen, family friend or a company like Green Hills Nannies to keep the fun going & your little guest occupied.

To ensure they have a Happy Meal, serve kid friendly foods like:
  • Mini grill cheese sandwiches
  • Bite-size pizza
  • Bite-size burgers
  • Mini cups of gold fish {all kids love goldfish}
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Juice Boxes
  • Fresh baked cookies & Cupcakes w/mini tubs of ice cream
  • Chicken fingers
  • Rice Krispies treats
  • Create a miniture candy bar for your mini guest

Its important to remember to cater to the age of the children that are attending your reception.

Other ways to to keep them entertained:

  • Create a DIY crafts
  • Hire a clown/balloon artist, magician
  • Set up their area to be like a "Kiddie Lounge" with bean bags & kid friendly movies
  • Have a gaming challenge with and Xbox, PS3 or Wii (possibly more than one so there is not a line at the game system)
  • Board games never go out of style. My favorites are: Chutes & Ladders, Connect Four, Memory, Hungry hungry Hippo, CandyLand, Twister, Jenga

So have fun preparing a extra special area for your little guest & I ensure you it will create a Happy Meal!!!

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