I was recently asked what I thought about kiddie tables at receptions. Well it depends on what kind of kid’s table you are talking about. If it’s a table where children will be seated together to eat dinner, I say forget it. It doesn’t work. Children will not sit there. They will be up looking for parents or parents will be up making sure little Johnny’s steak is cut up for him. It just doesn’t work to separate parents and their children during the meal. Even older children won’t stay at the table for long. They want to be with their parents.
Now, if you are talking about tables set up in a children’s area with board games, coloring books, video games, stickers, etc. I’m all for it. Giving children some entertainment while adults are partying is a great idea. Ever been at a wedding where all the children are chasing each other across the dance floor all night? Well then you see my point. A separate room for children to play in after the meal or even a corner of the reception set up for children will work. Just have a responsible adult hired to keep watch over the children’s area.