for the kids
any youngest child will tell you there is often pressure to do things exactly as their siblings have done them.
however when my sisters got married ten years ago there were not kids in the family (each of them had two children under the age of ten at their wedding, i had twelve at mine). so when it came to a kids table for my wedding i got to blaze my own trail.
it started with two kid sized tables covered with the same white tablecloths, green napkins, and water glasses i picked for the grown up tables. i also included the salad versions of the white square plates and flatware.
now for the fun part! first we had a craft paper "table cloth" and mason jars full of crayons for coloring.
next we added toys (yo-yo's, stickers, legos, figurines, stuffed animals, etc.).
finally we hired two babysitters to hang out at the kids tables that night and keep them entertained.
let me tell you this was $200 well spent because it let their parents kick back and relax!