4 Fun Ideas for the Kids’ Table

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Whether you are planning a wedding, a shower, or any other adult-centric party, keeping kids entertained means keeping kids happy. And happy kids can ensure a smoother run event. Here are four, fun ideas to occupy the little ones’ time while the grown-ups are partying it up!

1. Color Me Happy

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A classic way to keep kids focused and occupied is to provide materials to color with. Crayons, markers, colored pencils are great with coloring books, paper place mats, or plain pieces of paper.

2. Build Me Up

Who doesn’t love legos? Keep a bowl of the building blocks on a table and let the kids’ imaginations run wild!

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3. I Spy With My Little Eye…

The kiddos don’t have to be sequestered off to a corner. Give them a scavenger hunt game that will allow them to interact with the guests!

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4. Roll the Dice

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An easy way to keep kids happy is to provide classic board and card games – like Uno, Candyland, and the Memory Game.

 

 

10 Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding or Event

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1.Use eco-friendly paper for your invitations and event stationery. We carry FSC-certified papers. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, an organization that sets strict standards  to assure that forests are managed responsibly. Any paper that is FSC-certified means that the paper was produced in a sustainable way  by protecting the habitat, preventing pollution, planting more trees, and protecting communities indigenous to the forest. (Read more about our commitment to being green here.)

2. Use as many local vendors as possible for items that would need to be transported the day-of (cake, tables, florals, etc). This cuts down on gasoline and harmful car emissions.

3. Hold the wedding or event in a location that’s closest to the majority of guests. This reduces the need for guests’ transportation as well as reducing your event’s carbon footprint.

4. To reduce the need for decorations and flowers, choose a venue that already has natural decor, like a greenhouse or a garden.

5. Look for caterers who specialize in organic and/or locally-grown food. You can even try serving organic wine at your event.

6. Donate leftover food and flowers to local shelters.

7. Avoid disposable products as much as you can. Rent tables, linens, plates, silverware, and glassware.

8. For weddings, consider asking bridesmaids to wear their own dresses within a specific color palette. For the bride and groom, choose a vintage gown and suit! Or donate your used bridal wear to charity after the event.

9. Consider going on a eco-tourism honeymoon once the wedding is over. Look for hotels and resorts that specialize in eco-friendly services.

10. Instead of gifts, ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity.

8 Creative Ways to Display Escort Cards

If you are looking for creative ways to display escort cards for your wedding or party, here are 8 unique ideas!

1. Hang escort cards on flower garlands. (Photo via Preston Bailey.)

2.  Arrange escort cards on a bed of flowers. (Photo via Style Me Pretty)

3. Clip escort cards on a string or wire. (Photo via Style Me Pretty.)

4. Stick escort cards in mithai (Indian sweets) or brownies. (Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings.)

5. Tie escort cards to mini-balloons. (Photo via Bustled Blog.)

6. Place escort cards in logs of wood. (Photo via The Knot.)

7. Slide your escort cards on wine corks. (Photo via Colin Cowe Weddings.)

8. Stand escort cards in a tray of glass beads. (Photo via Maharani Weddings.)