Wedding: Children’s favour bags

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Being part of two huge families, Dave and I were very aware of age-appropriating our wedding. We had a lovely Church service for the more refined guests, but also wanted to cater for the smaller people (and the big kids) at the reception.

For the children, this meant party bags! Or “favour bags” if we’re being fancy. Obviously there is a tricky line to toe between “I’m too old for a party bag” and “I’m gonna choke on this if left unsupervised”, so we opted for two types: one for the under-twos (made by my gorgeous friend Ellie), and one for the older children, made by Dave and I.

Ellie’s under-twos activity packs were seriously cool…


We had so many comments from parents thanking us for keeping their kids occupied so they could relax and get drunk enjoy the atmosphere.

The older kids mostly entertained themselves, but having sat through SO MANY WEDDING SPEECHES as a child, I thought they might appreciate some entertainment too…


Kinder suprise, ‘queue jump’ for the sweets table, origami paper and dinosaur instructions, metal puzzle, disposable camera and a shot list.

Overall the favour bags went down a treat – even with the older ones. A few just took the camera and the Kinder Egg I think – we assumed they’d just ignore them if they wanted to chill with the adults instead!

Wedding: Children’s favour bags

Gold Dinosaur Wedding!

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Sooooo if you haven’t guessed by now, our wedding was sort of dinosaur themed… it was never really meant to be, but you know how these things go.

Photos by Albert Palmer


Shout out to Jo at Shiny Rubbie People for the amazing fern cake. And for indulging me by letting me add my golden dino-bride and groom…

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Dino veil was a scrap of fabric netting tucked into the pearls. Pearl necklace was an elastic plastic-pearl ring from eBay, and dino groom is sporting a miniature bow on ribbon, all attached with double-sided tape. The bunting is made from ‘sample’ scraps of fabric and ribbon (eBay) and a couple of skewers, all held together by mini pegs, dodgy sewing and a healthy dose of luck.

As for the gold dinos, just regular plastic toy dinosaurs sprayed gold with Plastikote. Very thin layers or you get a flaking issue.

The rubbery dinosaurs didn’t take to the paint too well and never fully dried, so I’m pretty sure there were a few kids with sparkly fingers at the reception. Oops! The tiny dinosaurs made great favours though, along with little origami boxes full of gourmet jellybeans.

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And of course, no wedding is complete without A SATIN AND SILVER DINOSAUR TAIL!

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Gold Dinosaur Wedding!