"Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
~ Jani Ortlund

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wedding Prep: Kids Activity Bags


When my nephew married nearly 8 years ago, his bride thoughtfully made up activity bags for all the young children attending the wedding.  Rachel and Sarah were the recipients of two of these and they were happily occupied during the reception.

With a lot of kids attending this wedding we opted to do activity bags for children 8 years old and under and we currently have 28 on our list!  Wow!

I am using simple brown lunch bags cut down in size a bit with a decorative edged scissor.
 On the front will be each child's name, and the bags will be placed on the table where the child is sitting.


 I found these great coloring books on Etsy quite by accident and knew it was perfect for us!  I ordered a mini size so they would fit into the bags.


 Wedding things to color, mazes, color by number, things to check off…lots of activities to keep the little folk occupied.


These were purchased as a digital download for $4.00 from Sugar Pie Studios.  It was easy peasy!

Also going into the bag some little note pads, stickers (purchased inexpensively from Target during Valentine's), really cute 'ring' erasers and crayons packs bought from Oriental Trading.  Four crayons in a pack and a specialty sticker on the front with Lindsay and Joseph's names and their wedding date.

The cost per bag is about $1.00.

This is one of our best ideas for the wedding and one that doesn't break the bank!  That's always a good thing.

12 comments:

Melissa Gill said...

I love this idea!!

Theresa said...

OH I am definitely doing this:) Thanks for the idea! Those little ones will love having something to do! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Tracy said...

That is BRILLIANT

Lorrie said...

That is such a great idea! Love the wedding themed coloring pages.

Vee said...

I've never heard of this before, but what a great idea! Those children will have something meaningful to do during what is often a very dull time for them. Sounds as if everything is under control.

Rebecca said...

What an amazing idea!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing idea :)

Cheryl said...

Such a wonderful idea! I love it! (Taking notes here...) :D

podso said...

Really neat idea!

Lori said...

What a great idea!

jAne said...

what a thoughtful and creative thing to do :)

jo said...

These are brilliant and timely for me. My sister is getting married soon and has asked me to come up with activities to keep the little ones busy. Your bags are brilliant and I think I may be visiting the etsy shop. X