Kids Wedding Entertainment

Weddings are such a huge life event!  They're fabulous but what about the kids wedding entertainment?  Maybe you have a wedding in your future or your friend(s) does.  You know there will be kids attending and you want them to have a good time, too.

It's a good idea to think about how to entertain your young guests.  Everyone is going to have a grand time, but there isn't always much for kids to do particularly at venues that may not permit much running around. 

You don't need to worry, though, because anyone of the ideas below can help you figure out how to entertain your young guests.

Types of kids wedding entertainment...

Balloon twisting is always a hit at parties whether it's birthday parties, baby showers or wedding receptions.  Kids love being entertained watching their balloon design come together and, they can't ever have just one!  Balloon animals are popular and kids love collecting them and not just the kids, adults love balloon animals, too.  Naturally, when kids love something they always want more and balloons are an easy and affordable way to entertain them.

Jumbo penguin balloon animal by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California
Bunny balloon animal by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California
Jumbo turtle balloon animal by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California

Face painting is always a hit at parties and a great choice for kids wedding entertainment.  Kids just love having their faces transformed into princesses, butterflies, tigers or superheroes.  And, this is why face painting is hugely popular because it gets to the heart of the child's imagination and with all the brightly colored paints, glitter and lip gloss it's super fun.

The one caution with face painting, however, is if it gets onto a child's clothing it can stain it.  So, of course, we don't want little ones touching their faces or wiping at their face because they will most likely transfer that paint onto their lovely clothes.

If it is a particularly warm day you'll find the face paint, because it's water activated, will drip down the child's face not because the paint is inferior, but because it is water activated.  If a child has a very warm face either from running around or due to the heat, the child's sweat will activate the paint causing it to drip. 

Butterfly face painting by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California
Cheetah face painting by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California
Rainbow cloud and star face painting by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California

A balloon workshop is another super fun activity to do at your wedding reception.  Again, thinking about what young kids (typically 5 years old and up) this is a terrific activity to offer.

All balloons are brought in pre-inflated so no child is left trying to inflate a balloon or deal with tying them off.  Both inflating and tying can be terribly frustrating which is avoided when all the balloons are brought in pre-inflated. 

Instead, the kids learn some very easy designs.  They get to choose from variety of colorfully inflated balloons to create their designs.  The easy designs will build their self-confidence as they learn a new skill - balloon twisting!  They'll also feel empowered to use their imaginations and create unique hats and other cool designs!

Balloon workshop by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, California

The good news is you have different options to consider for entertaining your young guests at an upcoming wedding.  You can also set up arts and craft stations, offer a photo booth, have a games leader to do a variety of non-elimination games where prizes are awarded.  All these activities can help children burn off extra energy while having a fabulous time. 

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