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Child Proof

All the adults will be jealous of the 10-and-under crowd. It’s so easy to mix wedding chic with kid friendliness.
by Jennifer Cooper of | photography by David Colwell - 2013

1. Create a book filled with activities to keep little minds and hands busy. Download ours at

2. Protect tablecloth/create a drawing surface. Simply cut a length of freezer paper to the size of the table. Center it on the tablecloth, making sure the glossy side is down, and apply a light iron. The freezer paper will adhere to the tablecloth and can be quickly removed later for easy cleanup.

3. Melamine plates are a smart kid-friendly alternative to traditional place settings and come in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it easy to mimic the color and theme of your wedding.

4. Offer kids signature milk-tails. Fresh strawberry, chocolate, banana, and vanilla-flavored milk is an excellent alternative to soda. Parents will thank you. Recipe at

5. For an alternative centerpiece to traditional flowers, which can spill or topple over, consider gift boxes topped with yarn pompoms or paper flowers. Fill them with small trinkets like cars, jacks, little animals, or blocks to keep kids entertained the whole reception through.

6. An assortment of masks for play and pictures will delight children and grownups alike. ​​

Download the Kid's Activity Book PDF.