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    27 Impossibly Fun Ways To Entertain Kids At Your Wedding

    Because it's better to have fun than a meltdown.

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    1. Have a "kids' table" and stock it with crayons... lots of crayons.

    2. Speaking of the kids' table, forgo the fancy tablecloth and put down butcher paper instead.

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    This way kids can draw anywhere they like.

    3. Kid-friendly, wedding-themed placemats work well too.

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    Download the .pdf of this placemat here for $4.00.

    4. Put a centerpiece on the kids' table that can be played with later.

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    5. Not doing a kids' table? You can still keep your little guests busy with an activity briefcase.

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    This guide has loads of ideas for what to put in it.

    6. Give kids this wedding-themed activity booklet.

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    Download the free printable featuring coloring, tic-tac-toe, and word games here.

    7. Gift each kid a pocket-sized Etch-A-Sketch.

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    It'll be worth every penny when they sit quietly through the speeches. Buy them here from $4.75.

    8. Set up a "kids only!" tent.

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    You could also make an adjoining room a "kids only!" zone (assuming your venue is set up in such a way). Have games, show a movie, and serve pizza!

    9. Hire a babysitter to make sure the kids are having fun (and keeping out of trouble).

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    This is especially smart if you're going to have younger kids who might need help with games or activities.

    10. Hang a piñata and let kids — and the bride! — get in a few swings.

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    Buy the heart-shaped piñata here for $36.

    11. Set up a video game station.

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    Kids will love it (assuming the adults ever give them a turn).

    12. For an outdoor wedding, cornhole toss is a blast.

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    Special order this set featuring the silhouettes of the bride and groom here for $275.

    13. "Wedding" ring toss is fun, too.

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    Really, most carnival-style games are great for kids. Buy the ring toss here for $75 or make your own.

    14. Set up a bubble station.

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    Long after the kids are tuckered out, your grown-up guests will still be blowing bubbles. Bank on it. Learn more here.

    15. Give kids disposable cameras and enlist them to play "I Spy."

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    This will keep them engaged in the wedding. Order a card design like this one here. (Parents could easily DIY something like this to keep their own children entertained too!)

    16. A photo booth = kids making funny faces for hours.

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    And props turn it into a big game of dress-up. Order this 40-piece set here for $59.

    17. Have a ball pit.

    18. Schedule a "kids only" time on the dance floor.

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    Let little ones burn off some energy on the dance floor for 15-30 minutes before the adults are ready to start dancing.

    19. Bonus: ask the DJ to play "Let It Go" after inviting all the kids to the dance floor.

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    20. Stock one table with classic board games.

    21. Challenge kids to complete a jigsaw puzzle of your engagement photo.

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    Order a personalized 16x20 jigsaw puzzle here for $33.

    22. Let loose in a bounce house.

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    Just be sure you're able to keep your drunken friends out of it.

    23. Let kids get creative with these Mad Libs-style story cards.

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    Learn how you can make ones personalized to your wedding here.

    24. Have an "open bar" for the kids.

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    Yes, the candy and junk food might make kids a little crazy, but the stuff the other open bar serves might make your adult guests crazy too.

    25. Let kids go "glow" crazy.

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    You can order a pack of 50 glow sticks here for $25.49. The "Let Love Glow" sign can be found here for $25.

    26. Make sure the appetizer hour is kid-friendly.

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    Serve at least one appetizer that appeals to kids, like these mini mac and cheese pies.

    27. Give kids a kid-friendly drink for the toasts.

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    Adults get to raise a special drink, so kids should, too! If not milk and cookies, try apple cider or flavored lemonade.

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