Let’s face it, kids get bored easily at grown up events such as weddings! However, if you do have any young guests attending your wedding, we’ve found lots of fun wedding favour ideas for children that will keep them entertained. It’ll put a smile on their faces – guaranteed.
An Activity Box
If you only have a small number of children attending your wedding and want to treat them to something special, then these activity boxes from Etsy are ideal. The boxes come in a wide range of colours and are chock full of play dough, sweets and treats, colouring materials and confetti. They’ll be kept quiet for hours!
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Whip up some bags of classic pick n mix for the kids to take home. If you’re looking for vintage wedding ideas, you could even have retro popcorn or candy floss machines at the reception and give the kids bags of these goodies to take home.
Bottles of Fairydust
Sprinkle some magic into the children’s wedding favours with a bottle of fairy (or pixie) dust. These bottles from Bunny Loves Evie on Not on the High Street can be personalised and are a great Christmas wedding idea for younger guests. You could even hide them around the venue (if this is permitted) and send the kids off on a hunt for fairies!
Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? These multi-coloured plastic dinos from gettingpersonal.co.uk are suitable for kids from the age of three and above, and are a great little gift for them to take home.
Mug painting kits will encourage younger guests to get creative and leave them with a lasting memento of your wedding. Probably best to give these away when they go home though, you don’t want to risk any mess in the venue!
Chocolate Treasure Coins
Chocolate coins make brilliant wedding favours for children. Similar to the fairy dust idea, hide these chocolate coins around the venue and send the kids off on a treasure hunt!
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Every parent is guaranteed to have heard of loom bands. This kids craze basically involves loads of multi-coloured bands that can be made into things like bracelets and animal shapes – in other words, the perfect wedding favour for children!
Notebooks are sure to get the kids doodling away and entertained if it isn’t possible for them to play outside during the reception – we love these funky coloured ones from gettingpersonal.co.uk. These are also great if you need to stick to a tight budget (shhhh).
If you have any little ones attending your outdoor wedding, then bottles of bubbles would make great wedding favours for children. It could also create some wonderful photo opportunities!
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Keep little hands busy with some colouring book wedding favours! Give these to the kids to use during the reception or hand them out at the end if they’ve got a long drive home.
A Magic Set
Little guests will love these magical favours from Not on the High Street. Each pack includes magic wands, playing cards, dice, fortune fish and instructions – everything they need to become mini magicians.
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A Retro Party Game
To keep to the theme of a vintage style wedding, hand out some old school party games like Twister for the children’s wedding favours.
A Book of Fairytales or Nursery Rhymes
This is a versatile wedding favour for little guests of all ages. For younger children, a book of nursery rhymes is ideal whereas older ones can get engrossed in a book of fairytales – like this book from gettingpersonal.co.uk which you can have personalised.
If you can’t decide on one particular thing to give as the children’s wedding favours, then why not fill these party bags from Andrea Fay’s on Not on the High Street with lots of goodies. These personalised bags are available in different colours and will make any young ones feel really special!
If you have the time, whip up batches of cookies or gingerbread men for children to take home from the wedding. Decorate each one differently for a thoughtful and unique wedding favour.
Another great wedding favour that will keep young guests entertained is books of puzzles such as Sudoku, crosswords or word searches. If you want to incorporate some DIY elements into your big day, get creative and devise your own word searches or quizzes!
A Wedding Activity Book
Guests that are really young might not fully understand what weddings are about, but this fun activity book from Joanne Hawker at Not on the High Street will help them get into the spirit of things. The book includes 18 pages of activities where they can design their own cake, play eye-spy plus lots more.
Suitable for younger wedding guests of all ages, a soft cuddly toy is a special keepsake they can cherish long after the wedding is over. A cuddly toy also makes a great flower girl or bridesmaid gift idea.
Marshmallow Filled Unicorn Jar
Unicorns are all the rage right now, so satisfy little guests with these marshmallow filled jars from The Whimsical Cake Company! The pretty jars are a cute treat and are chock full of yummy marshmallows with a gold unicorn on top.
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Gum Ball Machines are never not fun so grab the kids one of these fab mini machines from Favour This – they are £2.29 each, including the sweets and come in a range of colours.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep younger guests entertained, then you could consider booking a magician for your wedding!