The Best Kids' Table Ideas for Your Wedding

Let your youngest guests fully celebrate your wedding day by incorporating one of these unique, kid-friendly ideas into your reception.

Photo: Bryan GardnerPhoto: Bryan Gardner Kid-Friendly Decor
For this whimsical spread, we slipped crayons into packets and supplied a doodle-ready paper runner, wooden figurines, child-friendly dinnerware, and playful extras like milk bottles and striped straws.
Photo: Bryan GardnerPhoto: Bryan Gardner Kids' Activity Booklet
Go the extra mile to provide smaller guests with supersized fun, and guarantee that their night is just as entertaining as their parents' with these downloadable activity booklets.

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Photo: Kate MathisPhoto: Kate Mathis Coloring Book Runner
Transform a plain table runner into a coloring book by rolling out a length of white kraft paper at the kids' table and stamping a design down the center for them to color in (large, linear stamps work best). Be sure to include a cup of crayons or pencils.

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Photo: Johnny MillerPhoto: Johnny Miller Puzzling Favor Kits
Engage budding Picassos with just-their-size coloring books and chunky gemstone crayons that little fingers can easily grasp. Challenge them with foam puzzles that can be arranged into every letter of the alphabet, and capture their attention with mini kaleidoscopes.

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Photo: Johnny MillerPhoto: Johnny Miller Paper Place Mats
Parents know what a lifesaver those kid-friendly paper place mats (think: mazes, connect the dots, word-finder puzzles) can be at a restaurant. Here's a more updated (read: attractive) interpretation of that idea, perfect for the children's table at your reception.
Photo: Joseph de LeoPhoto: Joseph de Leo Cotton Candy Centerpieces
Skip the floral centerpieces and top your kids' table with in-palette cotton candy, which can double as dessert. For an extra-sweet surprise, swirl the delicious fluff balls around sticks of rock candy.
Photo: Johnny MillerPhoto: Johnny Miller Fill-in-the-Blank Story Cards
Appeal to your younger guests' social sides by setting out Mad Libs-style cards they can fill in together with monogrammed pencils.

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