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Tables for Building Legos

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edited July 2014 in Wedding Reception Forum

Hey there,


So for our reception FI and I are doing the dancing and food and everything, but I know a lot of people who don't actually like to dance (they're mostly FI's friends),  do you guys think having a table with a bunch of Legos both mismatched and sets would be a good idea for those people who don't want to dance. If I decided to do this I will probably also do a kid's Lego table with appropriately sized Legos.


What do you guys think, good idea or bad?

Thanks for the responses.

                                           

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  • Could be fun. we had tables with board games at our wedding, and people did play them throughout the night. 

    Will you have very young kids there? I would worry about stuff getting misplaced and posing a choking hazard.
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  • I used to work in a after school program. On the days we brought the Legos out at least a quarter of them would end up on the floor.
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  • cwradford said:

    Hey there,


    So for our reception FI and I are doing the dancing and food and everything, but I know a lot of people who don't actually like to dance (they're mostly FI's friends),  do you guys think having a table with a bunch of Legos both mismatched and sets would be a good idea for those people who don't want to dance. If I decided to do this I will probably also do a kid's Lego table with appropriately sized Legos.


    What do you guys think, good idea or bad?

    Thanks for the responses.

    Not my cup of tea.  It's a wedding, not a kid's birthday party.  Surely your FI's friends will have a good time eating, drinking, mingling and socializing, right?
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  • Oh heavens. If any of them end up on the floor, that could be disastrous for any dancers who kick their shoes off.
    What about puzzles, instead?
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  • No, I would not like to play with Legos at someone's wedding reception.
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  • doeydodoeydo member
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    No, I would rather not play with Legos, especially at a wedding.  I'm perfectly fine just drinking, eating, and chatting with people.
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  • We have a huge venue, and we can safely place Lego tables against the walls instead of near the dance floor. To prevent any Lego dance catastrophes. This place sat 400 people with a super large dance floor for my cousins wedding. It's huge.

    I know people have done board games or puzzles before at wedding receptions, its just that that's not really mine and FI's cup of tea, so I thought of doing the Legos as a sort of variation on it.

    @JoanE2012 a lot of my family hasn't met any of mine and FI's friends, I'm a military brat most off my guests are coming from all over the country and there are huge chances that they won't know more than 5 people, out of my 140 guests, and those 5 people are the other groomsmen or me and FI.  

                                               

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  • doeydodoeydo member
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    Oh heavens. If any of them end up on the floor, that could be disastrous for any dancers who kick their shoes off. What about puzzles, instead?
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  • cwradford said:

    We have a huge venue, and we can safely place Lego tables against the walls instead of near the dance floor. To prevent any Lego dance catastrophes. This place sat 400 people with a super large dance floor for my cousins wedding. It's huge.

    I know people have done board games or puzzles before at wedding receptions, its just that that's not really mine and FI's cup of tea, so I thought of doing the Legos as a sort of variation on it.

    @JoanE2012 a lot of my family hasn't met any of mine and FI's friends, I'm a military brat most off my guests are coming from all over the country and there are huge chances that they won't know more than 5 people, out of my 140 guests, and those 5 people are the other groomsmen or me and FI.  

    Nope.  When those Legos hit the floor they scatter, then people walking around kick them.  They can end up really far away from where they started.  Plus they are a danger to anyone walking around, not just the dancers.  
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  • Not judging but that is one of the most random things I have ever heard.
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  • I get that there will people who won't know very many people there, but I don't see how legos are going to fix that.  

    If I'm not comfortable making chit chat with a stranger for 10 minutes, I'm not going to want to play legos with them.  
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  • cwradford said:

    We have a huge venue, and we can safely place Lego tables against the walls instead of near the dance floor. To prevent any Lego dance catastrophes. This place sat 400 people with a super large dance floor for my cousins wedding. It's huge.

    I know people have done board games or puzzles before at wedding receptions, its just that that's not really mine and FI's cup of tea, so I thought of doing the Legos as a sort of variation on it.

    @JoanE2012 a lot of my family hasn't met any of mine and FI's friends, I'm a military brat most off my guests are coming from all over the country and there are huge chances that they won't know more than 5 people, out of my 140 guests, and those 5 people are the other groomsmen or me and FI.  

    Ummm, they're adults, right?  Legos are for kids.  As a guest, I would find it ridiculous to see a table of legos out for grown ass people to play with.  It's a WEDDING.  They can eat, drink and chat with the people they know or start up a conversation with those they don't know.   Stop treating them like they're 5.
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  • Oh boy, my fi would hog all the legos if he was there lol. IF your FI's friends are into legos more than dancing then yea go for it, but keep them far away from the dance floor
  • ohannabelleohannabelle member
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    Nothing like a Lego underfoot. With shoes, a genuine tripping potential, without shoes..damn. How can a small plastic square hurt like the fires of hell? And yes, Legos are migratory.
    Honestly, I would vote no Legos. People who don't dance usually like chatting. No need to provide toys and games for grown ups.
  • I wouldn't do the Legos.  I might if this was a kids' birthday party, but not at a wedding reception.
  • Sorry but if you have to rely on Legos to make your wedding fun you're doing something wrong.
     
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  • I would not have a lego table. It's a wedding reception - not a latchkey program.
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  • KatWAGKatWAG member
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    @cwradford, do you as a full grown adult sit around and play with legos on a Saturday night? If not, then why do you think your guests would want to at a wedding?

    I would much prefer an open bar to legos.

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  • So, like I had mentioned at my wedding we had games out, as far as I remember, the only two that were played were Loaded Questions and Cards Against Humanity. It didn't hurt anyone to have them out, people who wanted to dance, danced, people who wanted to chat, chatted. But I have a good many pics of people playing CAH throughout the night, and it had a nice mix of my friends and H's friends playing at the same time. 

    PP's have brought up valid concerns with the lego safety. Those motherfuckers hurt to step on. Can you use, without cutting into other parts of your budget, tables that have walls to them to keep the legos from just falling off the edge? Or, since it's mostly FI's friends who dont' like to dance, would maybe something like CAH, apples to apples or just regular playing cards be an option? 
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    Thanks for all of your opinions ladies!!!

    Very valid concerns about Lego safety and the fact that my FI's man-child friends need to be adults sometimes (FI's words, not mine) and we have decided to scrap the Legos despite me and FI still playing with them.

    @katWAG Yes, I do play Legos on an occasional Saturday night. Guess I'm weird like that since I recently bought the Lego set of the Ancient Parthenon, it's like a 3D puzzle.  And I would never consider not having an open bar, my family would shoot me.

    @chibiyui CAH is a great idea.  And I will see what FI thinks since we have also been known to play a round of Things and CAH. 

    On a somewhat related note, do any of you have any ideas on how to keep a bunch of children between the ages of 4 and 12 entertained during a wedding?

                                               

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  • cwradford said:

    Thanks for all of your opinions ladies!!!

    Very valid concerns about Lego safety and the fact that my FI's man-child friends need to be adults sometimes (FI's words, not mine) and we have decided to scrap the Legos despite me and FI still playing with them.

    @katWAG Yes, I do play Legos on an occasional Saturday night. Guess I'm weird like that since I recently bought the Lego set of the Ancient Parthenon, it's like a 3D puzzle.  And I would never consider not having an open bar, my family would shoot me.

    @chibiyui CAH is a great idea.  And I will see what FI thinks since we have also been known to play a round of Things and CAH. 

    On a somewhat related note, do any of you have any ideas on how to keep a bunch of children between the ages of 4 and 12 entertained during a wedding?

    If you don't know the answer to this, I wouldn't invite them.  I would honestly leave the ball in their parents' court about keeping them entertained.
  • mysticlmysticl member
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    cwradford said:

    Thanks for all of your opinions ladies!!!

    Very valid concerns about Lego safety and the fact that my FI's man-child friends need to be adults sometimes (FI's words, not mine) and we have decided to scrap the Legos despite me and FI still playing with them.

    @katWAG Yes, I do play Legos on an occasional Saturday night. Guess I'm weird like that since I recently bought the Lego set of the Ancient Parthenon, it's like a 3D puzzle.  And I would never consider not having an open bar, my family would shoot me.

    @chibiyui CAH is a great idea.  And I will see what FI thinks since we have also been known to play a round of Things and CAH. 

    On a somewhat related note, do any of you have any ideas on how to keep a bunch of children between the ages of 4 and 12 entertained during a wedding?

    The kids at our wedding tore up the dance floor. They didn't need anything else.  Same at my MOH's wedding.  

    A friend of mine did do a few extra things.  She had a balloon artist for cocktail hour, coloring books and crayons at their seats, a teddybear toss for the girls, and a football toss for the boys.  Plus they were dancing like crazy.  

    ETA: I bought DH Legos for his birthday.  I don't think playing with them is weird, just not a wedding thing.  
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  • We are having playing cards as favors at our wedding, just like my BFF did at hers. Tons of people were sitting around playing Euchre, Spades, Gin, Hearts, etc during her reception. It was awesome, and I think it will be the same at our wedding since so many people are not into dancing. It was a hit with kids as well since they could play War, Crazy 8s, Go Fish, Old Maid, etc.
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    Jen4948 said:
    If you don't know the answer to this, I wouldn't invite them.  I would honestly leave the ball in their parents' court about keeping them entertained.

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    Weddings are considered family events in my circle and I almost never get to see any of these kids, despite the fact that I love all of these kids to death.  I would never not invite them.  It's a simple fact that they are all part of my extended family, and I unfortunately haven't lived close to them since I was 5 so I only get to see them on my rare visits.  I used to work at an after school program so it's not that I can't get creative with activity books and the like.  I was simply asking for suggestions to see what others have used or are planning on using.

                                               

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  • I'd ask their parents for ideas then.  They'll have the best idea of what their kids would like and what would be appropriate for them so you don't have to guess.
  • mysticl said:
    cwradford said:

    Thanks for all of your opinions ladies!!!

    Very valid concerns about Lego safety and the fact that my FI's man-child friends need to be adults sometimes (FI's words, not mine) and we have decided to scrap the Legos despite me and FI still playing with them.

    @katWAG Yes, I do play Legos on an occasional Saturday night. Guess I'm weird like that since I recently bought the Lego set of the Ancient Parthenon, it's like a 3D puzzle.  And I would never consider not having an open bar, my family would shoot me.

    @chibiyui CAH is a great idea.  And I will see what FI thinks since we have also been known to play a round of Things and CAH. 

    On a somewhat related note, do any of you have any ideas on how to keep a bunch of children between the ages of 4 and 12 entertained during a wedding?

    The kids at our wedding tore up the dance floor. They didn't need anything else.  Same at my MOH's wedding.  

    A friend of mine did do a few extra things.  She had a balloon artist for cocktail hour, coloring books and crayons at their seats, a teddybear toss for the girls, and a football toss for the boys.  Plus they were dancing like crazy.  

    ETA: I bought DH Legos for his birthday.  I don't think playing with them is weird, just not a wedding thing.  
    This.  Young kids are often not shy when it comes to the dance floor.  Who knows, they might inspire some of the adults to join them on the dance floor.  At the very least, it's usually entertaining to watch them.
  • To keep the young kids entertained, check out oriental trading. They have kids wedding themed activity kits. Bascially small coloring books and crayons and a few other items too. They have ready made kits or bags where you can assembly your own goody bags for the kids. They also sell little plastic cups. I got those for the small kids at our wedding and used a sharpy to put their names on it. It made the kids feel special because it was something just for them. They were able to handle the lighter plastic cups better then the glasses that were being used at the bar.
  • I put together activity bags for the kids at my wedding. They had crayons, coloring books, blank paper, stickers, candy, trucks (for the boys), dress up jewelry (for the girls), and a stuffed animal. They laid on the dance floor coloring before the party got started, but once dancing started they were out on the dance floor tearing it up. I was glad I had the bags though because it kept them entertained during cocktail hour and dinner.
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  • Whenever we bring DH's son and daughter to a wedding (they are now 7 and 10), we don't assume any entertainment will be provided for them beyond what is provided for other guests.  When they were younger, we brought coloring books and crayons.  It is a nice gesture for you to have coloring books or card games like Uno or Go Fish available but this is definitely not necessary.
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  • JoanE2012 said:
    cwradford said:

    We have a huge venue, and we can safely place Lego tables against the walls instead of near the dance floor. To prevent any Lego dance catastrophes. This place sat 400 people with a super large dance floor for my cousins wedding. It's huge.

    I know people have done board games or puzzles before at wedding receptions, its just that that's not really mine and FI's cup of tea, so I thought of doing the Legos as a sort of variation on it.

    @JoanE2012 a lot of my family hasn't met any of mine and FI's friends, I'm a military brat most off my guests are coming from all over the country and there are huge chances that they won't know more than 5 people, out of my 140 guests, and those 5 people are the other groomsmen or me and FI.  

    Ummm, they're adults, right?  Legos are for kids.  As a guest, I would find it ridiculous to see a table of legos out for grown ass people to play with.  It's a WEDDING.  They can eat, drink and chat with the people they know or start up a conversation with those they don't know.   Stop treating them like they're 5.
    I resent that.

    HOWEVER, I do tend to think that Legos would be more of a stress than entertainment at a wedding.  I would definitely think it was cool if I saw tables of Legos, but like others have said, those things tend to magically get EVERYWHERE.  I would avoid it and maybe do board games instead or coloring books for the kids. 
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