Let’s be honest: a wedding isn’t the most thrilling social event on the calendar for kids. The day can be long for your littlest invitees, especially the ceremony, and it may not be easy to sit still and stay entertained. That's why, if you have children at your wedding, it's a nice idea to provide specific, fun wedding favours for kids.
There are plenty of options that are sure to delight children, from edible goodies to meaningful presents that’ll last for years to come. Enjoyable wedding favours for children can also help make the day more memorable for them and you want them to enjoy the day too, so it's worth investing in some specific kids' favours.
We’ve picked out 27 of the very best kids wedding favours to gift your young guests; you’re sure to find something to suit every budget and taste here. Don't be surprised to find lots of colour and personality in these gifts! Wrapping paper and goodies bags may not even be necessary.
1. Colour In And Draw Frame Placemats Kit + 10 Pens — £22.95, eat sleep doodle
This wedding favour serves more than one purpose and we love it for that! Keep the little ones entertained while also giving them something to place their dishes on with these placemats. The washable design means that kids can bring them home to be used again and again.
2. Ice Cream Bubbles — £2.95, Little Baby Company
Could these cute ice cream bubble bottles be any more perfect for a wedding? They’re incredibly adorable to look at, and we love the colours! Leave these on each child’s seat for hours of endless fun and entertainment.
3. Personalised Party Bag – from £2.50, Letterbox Crafts Shop
These cute gift bags give the youngest attendees at your wedding a fun activity for later (we think their grown-ups will thank you)! Kids are sure to have fun painting the little figurine inside - maybe just keep that paint well clear from any bridal-white dresses.
4. Personalised Unicorn And Rainbow Bracelet Making Kit — £16.95, Cotton Twist
Ideal for the creative kid, this lovely little kit makes ten bracelets, and is suitable for ages three to eight. It features hearts, unicorns, and geometric beads in a selection of rainbow shades, and comes in a personalised box for that extra special feel. If you’re having a kids’ table, get one or two of these for the centre and they can each make a bracelet to take home.
5. Mini Connect 4 – £7.82 for 6, Amazon
Everyone loves Connect 4 – and these mini versions are ideal for little fingers. Have them play a championship and the kids will be occupied until bedtime!
6. Wedding Activity Packs — £1.95, Studio26 Print House
Sometimes, it’s best to keep it simple, and what’s more joyous than a spot of colouring? Inside this pack, the pages are filled with different activities ranging from colouring, dot-to-dot, word search, and word puzzles. All for £1.95!
7. Make Your Own Superhero Mask Kit — £3.25, Cotton Twist
We love this mask kit. Not only will it keep the kids entertained, but it gives them something to hold onto and enjoy for years to come. If they are bought in bulk, they can be purchased with a personalised sticker for the front of the envelope so they'll fit right in with your wedding theme.
8. Finger Puppets – £10.99 for 10, Amazon
Very young guests will adore these finger puppets. There are 10 different animals: hippopotamus, elephant, rabbit, duck, cow, dog, panda, bear, frog, and mouse. If you have the budget, give each child a set; if not, two or three on each place setting will keep them entertained.
9. Personalised Wooden Yoyo – from £5.98, Just Wood GB
These yoyos are great for teaching kids a new trick and keeping them entertained. We bet the adults will be borrowing a few of them to see if they can remember their yoyo skills!
10. Personalised Box Of 12 Always Be A Superhero Pencils — £9.99, Getting Personal
Another brilliant personalised gift that will be super special to children, these boxes each contain 12 pencils. Each pencil will have the child’s name on it, as will the front of the box, alongside the message: “Always be yourself unless you can be a superhero.”
11. Fidget Cube — £5.99, Prezzybox
After something that’ll keep even the most fidgety of children entertained in a quiet fashion? Pick up some of these fidget cubes for the kids and they’ll sit quietly at your wedding for hours. They can glide, roll, click, rub, spin, and flip the different parts of the cube, which will keep their tiny hands busy!
12. Classic Plane Gliders – £3.27 for 12, Amazon
These classic WWII plane gliders come in individual packets so you don’t have to worry about bits getting lost. These are ideal if you’re having a vintage-themed wedding - but be prepared to have them whizzing across the dance floor.
13. Little People, Big Dreams Books — £9.99 each, Waterstones
There are no lovelier books for children these days than these. Each tells the story of an influential person of past and present, be it Dolly Parton, David Bowie, or Anne Frank. The illustrations inside are truly glorious.
14. Sweet Goody Bag — £1.50, Pink Cloud
Make no apologies for the sugar rush! These goody bags filled with sweets are a nice way to show the kids thanks for coming.
15. I Spy – £6, Love In Prints Designs
Kids love I Spy! This wedding version requires them to have disposable cameras or use a parent’s phone (under their supervision) to tick off all the things they can see on the big day. You get a digital download of this so you can print it as many times as you like.
16. Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit — £19.95, Sweet Cecily's
Got a young beauty fan in the making? A lip balm kit is the perfect wedding favour to gift to older kids and teenagers. It comes in a recyclable box and includes pre-weighed ingredients such as Shea butter and cocoa butter, as well as your chosen fragrance (there are six to choose from), five empty pots, five blank white labels, and instructions. A great thing to take home and remember your big day when they make it.
17. Personalised Party Bag Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix — £4.75, Red Letter Days
Want something a little different the children can enjoy after your wedding? This personalised party bag includes a chocolate chip cookie mix so kids can enjoy fun afternoon baking.
18. So Slime DIY Glam Shakers - 3 Pack – £7, Argos
Keep it away from your wedding clothes at all costs – but slime will go down so well with the kids! This set from Argos comes with three shakers of scented DIY slime.
19. Personalised Children’s Colouring Book Adventure — £18.95, My Magic Name
Younger children will stay entertained through even the longest of wedding receptions and speeches with this fun colouring book. Each one can be personalised for your special guest, and inside there are pages which will teach them the alphabet and animal kingdom, as well as enabling them to practise their colouring skills!
20. Cube Letter Crayons – from £1.05, Happy Hedgehog Crayons
These crayon cubes make such a good alternative kids wedding favour. They’ll be able to draw and colour in, as well as making anagrams from their names! Plus it’s great value and the kids can continue to use them after the wedding.
21. Personalised Loaded Chocolate Biscoff Bear — £19.99, Getting Personal
We can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this as an extra special wedding favour, particularly kids! It is a chocolate Biscoff bear that can be personalized with a name on it. Who knew candy could be so cute!?
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22. Personalised Puzzle Book — £12.99, Prezzybox
Nothing beats an old-school puzzle, and this personalised book will thrill and delight any young game fan. On the first page, you can leave a special message, and on the last, you can pick a quiz relating to the recipient’s birth year.
23. Evening Set Hungary — £48.49, Trouva
These wooden toys of animals of nocturnal animals are simply beautiful. You can set them up for kids to play with during the wedding and then each kid can take home their favourite as a keepsake from the special day!
24. Set of 6 Mini Fabric Animal Dolls — £83.49, Trouva
Can these get any cuter? These soft toys of animals in adorable little outfits are sure to keep kids entertained and give them something special to take home with them.
25. Wooden Camera With A Kaleidoscope Lens — £28, Trouva
Another lovely idea for very young guests, this toy camera will make them feel part of the wedding action. You can change out the colour lens so kids can have fun changing their perspective.
26. Child’s Wedding Activity Box — £18.50, YoYo-Me
These boxes are honestly such a great idea for any wedding, and come in three different versions suitable for different age groups. Examples of things inside include a mini yoyo, bubbles, confetti, and a doodle pad with crayons. This brand also does an awesome £5 doodle book if your budget is tighter.
27. Dinosaur Biscuit Tin — from £26, Honeywell Biscuit Co.
What could be better than serving a delicious biscuit for your child guests? Honeywell do biscuit tins with loads of designs, from bug-shaped biscuits to pencils, pandas, vintage toys, bunny rabbits, and more. A large tin costs £30 for 12 iced biscuits so they come in at £2.50 a favour. Put them in a little bag and place on each child’s place setting.
Need even more favour ideas? Check out our guide to 101 amazing wedding favours.