Weddings are a wonderful time for love, celebration and catching up with the important people in your life. While often times they result in parties that are perfectly categorized as “adult only all night soiree’s” thats not always the case. Friends with young children, nieces or nephews and sometimes younger siblings often factor into the guest list and let’s be honest – receptions are not always exciting and fun for them. “Many couples don’t consider how to entertain the kids at their events, or aren’t sure what decisions to make.” says Tish Davis, owner of Elegant Event Sitters in Atlanta, GA. Tish helped us explore fun options for your kiddos with these easy solutions!
What child doesn’t love presents – especially if its something they can use again? “Our most popular activity is a stuffing station, similar to Build A Bear” offers Tish. “They get to play with it for the night and take it home with them. We also offer a Baby Sitter In a Box service with a box of activities for each kid to do during the event and bring home. It provides about four hours of entertainment.”
No matter the route you take, don’t forget to consider guests of all ages at your event. The number one thing when considering your service options is to vet your vendor. Companies like Elegant Event Sitters not only screen and background check their employees but they also make sure their staff is finger printed and first aid certified. One last tip from Tish: “Most venues will require your vendors to be licensed and insured but don’t just ask – check the credentials of your service and make sure they really are.”
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