How to Entertain Children During Wedding Reception?

Hosting a family-oriented wedding and inviting children to your wedding reception does not mean you are giving up on the hope of an adult theme. If you are planning to invite children to your wedding reception, and your budget permits, you can hire a professional entertainer to keep your little guests busy and amused while the adults are also having fun. Here are some suggestions how to entertain children during wedding reception and make them as happy as you are on your wedding day.

  • Face painters: Children enjoy face painting activities because it brings a special feeling as their faces are adorned with fanciful designs and transform to wild jungle animals, lovely flowers and butterflies, or morph to become a superhero. Hire a professional face painter to entertain the little guests and have a colorful, fun-filled wedding reception.
  • Balloon Twisters: Balloon twisters can bring amusement to the children during wedding reception as they watch the balloons blow up and become their favorite animals, a bouquet of flowers, funny hats, and their favorite characters. Balloon twisters can also add fun to your wedding reception and enthrall your adult guests as they form balloons from customary dogs and flowers to elaborate, full-sized bride and groom.
  • Storyteller/Ventriloquist: Children love to listen to stories and get fascinated with ventriloquists who tell stories without moving their lips while their puppets talk. The storytelling session can last for an hour or shorter if your little guests have a short attention span.
  • Clowns/Magicians: Clowns and magicians are very popular to both children and adults. Clowns provide fun and entertainment to the children through their acrobatic acts, such as juggling, riding unicycle, and stilt walking. On the other hand, magicians perform magic tricks or make things appear, disappear, or change color. Magicians can also mingle with the adult guests on the wedding reception.

There are many different ways how to entertain children during wedding reception. It depends on your budget and the age bracket of your young guests. However, do note that whatever kind of children’s entertainer you hire, make sure that they have the experience and skills in entertaining large big party for children in similar setting.