Would like some advice for getting the children occupied during our wedding reception. We have a number of family members from out of town with children and we think we will have about 20 children under the age of 10. We are having a lunch time reception in a restaurant with use of the whole building. This includes the main floor, which seats 130 people, and a loft area that can seat 30-40 people. We are inviting 160 people, so we estimate having right around 130 guests.
1) Fun ideas to keep them busy? I have seen suggestions for coloring books and portable cameras, but would love more! If we have few enough people to seat them all on the main floor, I was thinking maybe I could turn the loft into a nap time space.
2) Thoughts on a kids area/table in the loft? There will be a couple newborns, who I would obviously seat with their parents, but many of the kids are in the 4-6 year old range. Pros and cons of having kids sit with their parents vs. in a separate area?
3) Any other thoughts or advice is much appreciated!