Dedicated October 2019

Kids Entertainment

M, on September 18, 2019 at 8:17 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 12
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I’m not a kids person. We are having only older kids who can entertain themselves except our ring bearer who is 5. He’s a very well behaved kid but I don’t want him to be bored. He’ll probably leave early with his grandparents but I want to get him something anyway to play with during the reception, especially speeches since those are horrible to sit through sometimes for adults lol. Definitely a coloring book but any parents have other good suggestions for a five year old?

Something he can can do on his own that won’t annoy the venue with a mess.


  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
    I was going to make goodie bags for our little guests (coloring books, small toys, glowsticks, etc). Could you do something like that?
  • M
    Dedicated October 2019
    M ·
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    That’s what I’m thinking just curious what items would appeal to a five year old. I really meant it when I said I’m not a kids person lol
  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Can you ask his primary caregivers? I'm guessing that he's in some way close to you if he's your ring bearer. They can tell you what he's into. Like, my friend's son is obsessed with dinosaurs, so a dinosaur coloring book or dinosaur toy would be great for him, but maybe not as great for some other kid.
  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie ·
    My son loved matchbox cars at that age, and still does. You can get a five pack of cars inexpensive at target or Walmart.
  • Future Mrs. A. 💍
    Super November 2020
    Future Mrs. A. 💍 ·
    IPad or tablet lol and maybe a pilllow (so he can just chill on the floor , really more comfortable for him than a chair prob) crayola makes mess free* markers and paper it’s like magic -
  • Megan
    Expert October 2019
    Megan ·
    Based off my nephew; crayons/coloring books, toy cars (make sure they dont make noise), a "chill space" if you have room (pillow, blanket, maybe see if mom/dad have a tablet with quiet movies). Definitely talk to mom/dad/caregiver about what he enjoys and it will be okay.
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    My niece is 5 and she literally had fun all day playing with a small toy car at my SiL’s wedding. She kept showing me her toy because she was so proud of it. Let him just bring his favorite small, non-battery operated toy.
  • Catherine
    Expert November 2019
    Catherine ·

    I would say coloring/activity books. Or small toy(s). I would check your local dollar store - or the dollar section of a target! They have simple fun stuff - remember he is only 5. They don't need anything over the top or extravagant to make them happy

  • Alyssa
    Devoted June 2020
    Alyssa ·
    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s up to the caregivers of this child to keep them occupied and behaving, not you the event planner/bride. It’s also their responsibility to remove the child from the room if he gets restless/cries during a speech, etc.
  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
    I had just 1 kid which was also our ring bear and he was 2 so I was also concern. I made him a gift basket with a personalize coloring book that I made myself based on all the Disney characters he likes. I added crayons, some cars for him to play with, 2 dragon toys and a big swirl lollipop. The mom and dad were so thankful for it as it came just in time as we was getting fuzzy so it came very handy. I say ask the parents what the kid likes and go from there.
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I had activity books also. I also had a table with little games
  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    We had several kids at our wedding, most under 5. They were totally fine. They sat by their parents & had kids meals, and stayed preoccupied. Most parents came prepared with toys or coloring books anyway. Our venue did have a kids room, so we put a movie on in there and we hired a professional nanny service in case the kids wanted to use it.

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