I'm having a destination wedding weekend and am invited our entire family (<90 guests). The issue is that there are 5 troublesome kids split between 3 mothers who routinely make disaterous scenes at family gatherings. They are all family so I love them but honestly, these kids are out of control. I don't want these kids to detact from the formal reception we are planning. The parents are cousins of mine and since the entire family is invited I am not sure what to do about the kids and damage control.
I have three options:
1) Make it an adults only weekend only inviting the kids in the bridal party (my nieces and nephews).
2) Set up a seperate room for the kids to enjoy with games, kid friendly movies, and take home toys like trucks as their party favors (Our venue is private so the only people in the building will be people invited to our reception so family and VERY close friends). So at the reception the kids will have a space to do what kids like to do.
3) Dont not invite the parents and their troublesome kids (seems a little harsh)
4) Allow the terror to comence and try to ignore my wedding cake on the floor (it almost happened with these kids at another wedding, recently).