After everything you’ve put in to planning your big day, you really don’t want that dream shattered by the shrill cry of a restless child – particularly during the all-important vows and speeches. Every bride and groom has nightmares of crying babies or bored kids being a burden on their wedding day, and likewise parents can be overly conscious of their children’s behaviour and find the fact they have been invited stressful.
Wedding planner Barry Long told the BBC “I think it's because children are more disruptive than they used to be and brides are worried they will ruin their day." In spite of these attitudes, it’s widely felt that these family event wouldn’t be the same without children and their excitable antics, so keeping the little ones entertained provides the key to a memorable and hassle free event.
With outdoor, barn and farm yard weddings a major trend for weddings in 2016, it opens the door to plenty of opportunities for children to run wild, whilst adults can enjoy the celebrations. Despite this, as the speeches roll on, keeping them still and quiet may prove challenging – this is where entertaining distractions like busy bags come in very useful.
As the UK’s leading specialist in wedding busy bags, All About Party Bags has a range of over 300 bags to choose from, so there are plenty of ideas to keep the kids content and quieton that special day. With colouring books, stickers, and an abundance of toys and activities a busy bag is one sure fire way of keeping everyone happy – from toddler to tween.
Busy bags do exactly what they say on the tin, they’re perfect way to create a distraction, and keep the kids occupied whilst you enjoy your day. You don’t even have to compromise your carefully planned wedding theme as these busy bags can be tailored to match your colour scheme or theme.
This magic busy bag is ideal for children with a passion for entertainment. With a randomly selected magic set, magic magnetic picture, Chinese finger trap and a fun jumping frog, this bag is sure to keep them entertained whilst they learn how the trick works, and show other guests their magical talents.
For the avid dinosaur lover, the deluxe busy bag is great for keeping the kids entertained with a question and answer book, activity sheets, and an all-time favourite four in a line travel game, perfect for the car journey home from the wedding also.
Animals & Scribble Wedding Busy Bag
All About Party Bag’s don’t just offer boredom busters for older kids, but this Animals & Scribble busy bag is more tailored towards babies and toddlers . The animal friend in the bag is specifically designed for babies from birth upwards, and the scribble pad, crayons and animals book can be enjoyed by all.
Busy bags don’t just have to be a means for keeping the peace, if you have younger family members you may even be considering involving them in the wedding, a little pageboy and flower girl will definitely ensure the “aw” factor as they walk down the aisle. Thank them for their hard work with a deluxe busy bag that they can even entertain themselves with on the car ride home and keep as a memento of the day.
The range of busy bag possibilities is varied, and for those who’d rather choose their own contents, there is a selection of items to choose which makes it incredibly simple to create bespoke bags if preferred.