When it comes to weddings, you want to have an elegant affair with good friends and family. Of course, you want everyone to have a great time and dance the night away. However, if you have a large family with young children, it can become a challenge to keep up with children racing around your venue, misbehaving, and acting like children. When you’re planning your wedding at the Crystal Ballroom in Tampa Bay, you need to keep the youngest guests in mind and make special arrangements for them. Here are a few ideas.

Child’s Party Favor Bag

Present the children at your wedding with a special party favor bag as soon as they arrive at the reception. Include items in the bag such as a coloring book and crayons, a healthy snack (not sugar filled to hype them up) and other little items that will amuse them during the cocktail hour and while waiting on dinner.

Child’s Menu

Most children don’t have a refined palate and won’t appreciate the same meal as your other guests. Try offering them a kid-friendly option or two, such as hamburgers and chicken tenders. Hungry children can be quite a disruption during your wedding reception, and this way they’ll be full and happy.

Child’s Play Area

Talk to your wedding planner about setting up a child’s play area. You can ask family members to bring toys for all the children to play with. If you’re using an outdoor venue, you might consider a bouncy house. You could even hire professional babysitters to watch the children, create age appropriate activities, and let their parents enjoy the reception.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we want your wedding to be the one of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more.