Hey, lovelies! If you’re wondering how to make your own kids’ wedding activity pack, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the ten things your kids’ wedding favor bags need to make them extra awesome for your littlest guests. After waiting through the ceremony, it’s always a nice gesture to greet your youngest attendants with a custom goody bag. Here’s what to put in your children’s wedding activity bags to ensure they love ’em! Enjoy!
Kids Wedding Activity Pack + Bags
Bride-to-be, Mari, wrote us about the kids she’s expecting as guests at her wedding. And since we love putting together kids’ bags for weddings, we knew it would be a good advice question to share. She is planning a wedding in Michigan and has several children in attendance, many of whom are out of town. She writes,
“Dear Emmaline, Many of my guests are attending the wedding with small children and are traveling many miles to be here. I want to make sure they have fun at the wedding. I’ve heard of kids wedding activity pack or goody bag options, but I’m not sure what you recommend to keep the children occupied during dinner. Do you have any advice?”
Great question, Mari! Kids’ wedding activity packs are a perfect way to keep your young guests entertained at the reception. They’ve just sat through a ceremony and are likely hungry for dinner, plus they are told they need to sit still. And they aren’t even allowed to touch the cake yet! These are all terrific reasons why kids’ wedding activities make sense and are a nice gesture.
Keep in mind that you do not need to offer too many things in the bag: a few, simple activity pack items should do the trick. And it’s the thought that counts! You really just need to bridge that gap of time while waiting for dinner, then waiting for dessert, and boom, the music starts and those kids will be running around on the dance floor in no time, having a blast.
I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things your kid’s wedding activity pack should have. Make one or make many, depending on how many children are guests at your wedding. These are easy-to-find items you can order online and will arrive quickly. Read on for the list!
We’ll tell you exactly what to put in your kid’s wedding activity pack to ensure young guests love ’em as much as you had a blast putting them together. If you need help with assembly before the wedding day, see if bridesmaids can come over for some snacks and beverages, throw on a movie, and assemble the bags together. Enjoy!
What to Put in Kids Wedding Activity Pack
To start, you’ll need a bag or box to put the items inside. I highly recommend a simple gift bag with a handle that is lightweight and easy to carry.
This bag is perfect for filling with goodies and features a couple on the front with, “Welcome to Our Wedding”. Get them here: 12 bags for $9.99. Nice!
Or these, from the Mr and Mrs!
For another option, these bags are recycled totes that can be reused! They have fun patterns and designs for kids from unicorns to undersea creatures.
Or “To Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After”. Get them here.
Colorful tissue paper is always a fun touch! Buy it in bulk here and choose one of your wedding colors.
Got your bags? Tissue paper? Great! Let’s talk about what to put inside the children’s wedding bags.
Top 10 Things to Put in Kids Wedding Activity Bags
As a wedding planner and as a mom of three children, these are the best activities to put in a wedding bag to keep kids entertained. Period! :)
1. Magnetic Drawing Boards, $
Mess-free and fun, these drawing boards are perfect for kids to draw on, then erase, all wedding long! Available in a bulk pack here.
2. Wedding Activity Books with Stickers
Kids love stickers and activity books! This book is wedding themed, so it’s perfectly fitting for your goody bag. Purchase your wedding activity packs here.
Bubbles. Everyone loves bubbles! This is recommended most for an outdoor wedding, where the bubbles won’t get everything messy. If it’s indoors and you’re nervous about spillage, skip this item. Kids barely ever keep the bubbles inside the jar, FYI! ;) They sure are fun, though! Get them here.
A nice, quiet, and relaxing thing to do: a puzzle! These small puzzles fit perfectly inside your kids activity bags and will be helpful to work on during the wedding reception. Get it here.
5. Fiber Optic Wands and/or Glow Sticks
These are the ULTIMATE dance floor toy to have and they’ll have kids so excited to run around with them. Highly recommended!
These glow sticks are another must-have: they’re different than the fiber optic wand and can be put together in all sorts of ways. A definite win for the wedding activity pack! Buy here.
6. Scratch Pads
These are fun to work on at tables, so they’re awesome for kids to do at a reception. Get scratch notes here.
7. Face Sticker Sheets
These fun sticker sheets feature animal faces and eyes, noses, mouths, and more to mix-and-match for funny combinations. Kids love them and you’ll be glad you added them to the bags!
8. Game Activity Books
From mazes to crossword puzzles, kids at your wedding will be entertained with these books. A great purchase! Buy here.
Crayons! A must-have for activity books and coloring pads. These are nice 4-packs in bulk from here.
And last but not least, candy! What is more fitting for a wedding favor bag for kids than lollipops with rings?! Get them here!
In addition, these gummy bears are a great option, as they’re kid-friendly and taste delicious. But really, any candy will do! They’ll love having a special sweet surprise inside the bag, especially while waiting for that cake to be finally cut. :)
What do you think of these kids’ wedding activity packs? What will YOU put in your wedding goody bags for children? Tell us in the comments!