Apr 11 2014

Kids Wedding Table

Happy Friday Friends!

This past weekend we took a trip up north to see one of our very best friends get married.  Over the years we have both been roommates with Kim and have formed a very special friendship with her.  We have all gone through some very difficult times these past couple years and our friendship has carried us through.  To know Kim is to love her.  She is such a gracious and loving woman of God.  We are so happy she found such a wonderful guy to spend the rest of her life with.  It was such a special weekend and we couldn’t be happier for you, Kim & Dave!

Over the next couple weeks, we will be sharing pictures of the reception decor and some of the projects we helped with for the wedding.  Today we will be showing you the kids’ wedding table that we put together for the  reception.  The goal was to create a space for the kids to keep them entertained and occupied so their parents could enjoy the reception too!  The kids’ area was a disaster by the end of the evening…a big mess means they were having fun :)  I wish we had an “after” picture!

Kids Table

We draped the tables with table linens that matched the rest of the reception tables.  Next, we covered the top with Kraft paper and drew open picture frames, Tic Tac Toe boards and wedding doodles with a Sharpie for the kids to color in.  Baskets from Michaels came in handy to hold activities and snacks (Ring Pops and Goldfish Crackers) for the kids.  They could choose from stickers, puzzles, coloring books, connect the dots, crosswords and  word searches.  Vintage doilies added a nice touch and softened the look of the tables, keeping with the rustic feel of the wedding.

Kraft Paper

Doodles

 

Mason jars were filled with crayons.  We highly recommend crayons versus markers…they don’t do as much damage to clothes and other items if you know what I mean 😉 .  Jute twine was wrapped around the lip of the jars and tied with a simple bow.  Again, the jute added a rustic touch.  The jars were labeled with stickers found in the Target dollar bin, which were originally Kraft in color, but we spray painted with chalkboard paint.  We added fun messages.

Mason Jar with Crayons

Circle paper garland was draped around the edge of the tables.  This was a DIY project using a 2″ circle punch, patterned scrapbook paper that coordinated with the wedding colors and a sewing machine.  I think it added the perfect pop of color and touch of whimsy.

Circle Paper Garland

Instead of your typical table number, we used a chalkboard easel and one of Kim’s friends labeled it “Kids Table” inviting the kids to be kids and have fun.  Wish I had nice writing like that!

Kids Table Sign

Kids Wedding Table

We had so much fun working on this little project.  Hope you get some ideas if you are planning a wedding, or know a friend who is.

Kids Tables

Source List:

  • Kraft Paper: Walmart
  • Doilies: Vintage
  • Baskets: Michaels
  • Circle Paper Garland: DIY (Scrapbook paper from Michaels)
  • Chalkboard Easel: Michaels
  • Mason Jars: Walmart
  • Crayons: 99 Cent Store
  • Chalkboard Flag Labels: Target Dollar Bin stickers sprayed with chalkboard paint
  • Coloring Books, Puzzles & Activities: Target Dollar Bin & Walmart
  • Snacks: Smart & Final

Check back next week for more wedding pictures.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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4 comments on “Kids Wedding Table

  1. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing space for the kids! I was never able to see a before picture! You both are amazing!!!!! Love you both more than you know!!

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