Centerpieces: Kid Appeal

I always like to encourage people to include little kids in their wedding guest list. I think children add such joy and spontenatity to a festive celebration – plus, they really like rocking out on the dance floor. And one of my very favorite ways to make a wedding's smallest guests feel welcome is to establish a children's table at the reception. A small spot just for them to partay!

Here's some excellent ideas for easy, kid-friendly centerpieces:

Chocolate Cupcake Pops

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Photo Courtesy of: Bakerella

These are so very adorable, bright, and fun. Oh, and edible – a total plus for the kid's table. They would look great "planted" in a basket or tin pail in the center of the table.

Party Blowers

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Photo Courtesy of: Martha Stewart

Use up your old scrapbook paper or gift wrap scraps and make these great party blowers for the perfect kid-friendly centerpiece. Simply gather them all up and display in a single glass container or baskets.

Paper Berry and Branches

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Photo Courtesy of: How About Orange

So bright and cheerful and totally childproof…after all, who cares if they break this? Use your old paper or fabric scraps and some branches that you've found on the ground.

Table Lanterns

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Photo Courtesy of: Design*Sponge

A great option for an evening wedding – simply pop a couple of electric tea lights in these babies and you've got a cool and colorful kidcentric centerpiece.

Beach Bucket Centerpiece

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Photo Courtesy of: Martha Stewart

Add a bit of greenery to your tables with these classy centerpieces. The whimsical sand bucket keeps this fun and friendly for the kiddies.

Bright Carnation Centerpieces

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Photo Courtesy of: Martha Stewart

Carnations are a blessing for the wedding on a budget and also for any including small children! Bunched together tightly, these colorful blooms make simple arrangements with a total visual impact. Put them in these heavy duty containers and little hands will love touching them without worrying about breaking anything.