My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in a few weeks and are having a party at their house with about 30 people attending. Unfortunately DS and DD are the only children as they have no cousins. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we could do to keep them entertained?
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19-04-2015 15:59 #1
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19-04-2015 16:01 #2
Portable DVD player?
19-04-2015 16:07 #3
Our kids are usually the only kids at most family functions we go to. We take toys, movies (and a portable dvd player or laptop if needed), colouring books etc. But more often than not they are quite happy to just run around the yard, chat to the other guests and eat the food lol.
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19-04-2015 17:06 #4
Movies, activity books, puzzles and jobs like taking a guest book around for people to sign or carrying around some foods like a bowl of chips (things that are easily forgiven if dropped).
19-04-2015 17:08 #5Senior Member
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Surely they'd be the centre of attention, being the only kids? They'll probably be entertaining the guests!
19-04-2015 17:14 #6
Our kids are often the only children at family functions when we visit perth as they have no cousins on dh's side and many of our friends there either have grown up children or none. Our boys are pretty good, they are very social and get alot of attention from family and friends they don't see all the time, they love chatting to people. I do always take their backpacks with a snackbox of food, pencils and scrap book though.
19-04-2015 17:19 #7
iPad? For games and abc for kids app. Do your parents have wifi?
19-04-2015 17:58 #8Senior Member
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We had my parents 50th wedding anniversary last year and my kids were the only little ones there, they were 2 & 4 at the time. I just took some colouring in and toys, but most if the time they were eating or being doted on by my aunties and uncles, it wasn't a problem at all.
There was also luckily a park across the road so we did nip out a couple of times for a play.
19-04-2015 18:35 #9-
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Can you get a babysitter? That way you can enjoy yourself and the kids can be comfortable at home. Or will your babysitters all be at the party?
19-04-2015 18:46 #10
Thanks peeps. Mum and Dad have plenty of spare rooms (although they will be occupied with guests who will be sleeping over) but we can find a spot for them to watch a DVD if needed. I want them to be a part of the occasion - I just don't want to spend the entire afternoon telling DS to use his "inside voice" (he speaks very loudly), reminding them to walk inside (the house is tiled throughout), calming them d own a bit when they get a bit over excited or redirecting if they are pestering someone too much. The house doesn't have any sort of yard unfortunately so they can't go and play outside. I'll guess I'll bring an assortment of toys and a couple of news things to spark their interest.
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