What to do with those kids??

No one is saying you have to invite children to celebrate your wedding day. That is completely up to the bride and groom. But, what do you do with children who are attending your wedding?

The most important thing is have something for them to do!

This will give mom and dad a break and let them have some fun but it will also avoid those temper tantrums.

Here are some tips for having children at your wedding

  • Hire professional babysitters
  • Make a separate room or table just for the kids and the babysitters.
  • Have a kids menu or a kids buffet that comes out as soon as possible for the younger ones. Hungry kids = cranky kids.
  • After those kids are fed have something for them to do. Go to the local toy store or even the dollar store and stock up on all those fun things for the kids.
  • Have a scavenger hunt! Create a list of fun things to find at the wedding.
  • Have dress up clothes for them to play with.
  • Of course have coloring books, crayons, stickers, and scissors.
  • If your at a barn or an outdoor venue have them play games like tag, Simon says, red light, green light, one, two, three. I’ve seen adults get involved in these.
  • If you want to go extravagant hire a company that does bounce houses. That will tire them out quick.
  • Have the babysitters bring the children snacks of fruit so they are not all jacked up on sugar to go back home with mom and dad.

I think the most important thing for children is keep them busy and get them away from mom and dad so they can have fun too. Be creative!!

Wedding, Family Reunion, Graduation Party, Birthday Party….or anything else you could imagine!

I just had the opportunity to visit this fabulous new wedding and event venue right on the outskirts of Red Hook. The 16 acre property; which is just a short drive from the Taconic state parkway, NYS Thruway, NYC, and Albany; features parking for up to 200 cars, various locations for a tent, and a private home. The 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bathrooms is great for the wedding party, family or guests to spend the weekend. Not only is this location convenient to all the major highways but there is so much entertainment right here in the Hudson Valley to keep any family busy for days and even weeks. The house features a great wrap around porch, side sitting area with barbecue, firepit out front, country swing, sat alight television, and wireless internet.

You may say, wow planning an outdoor wedding with no actual catering facility is challenging, I don’t think I have that time. Well, the great part about this property is I come with it!! Every Little Detail is the exclusive wedding coordinator for this location. I will take care of all the rentals, the caterer, and the organization of all those details!!

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Front of the house

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View of the side of the house…plenty plenty plenty of room for up to 200 guests

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wrap around porch

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Side patio fire pit will be added soonImage

Living room Image

Full kitchen with all the modern conveniences Image

1 of the 5 bedrooms plus there is an additional kids room in the attic and ping pong table in the basement

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Front yard great place for a tent!