Posts Tagged ‘kid parade’

Step we gaily on we go!

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Heel and hell and toe and toe. Arm in arm and on we go, all for Maire’s wedding!

As soon as we were engaged I knew I wanted to find some way to involve my nieces and nephews in the wedding, especially since Charles claims it was partly Joseph’s doing that he proposed (Joseph held Charles at gun point and asked when he was going to marry me…granted, it was a nerf gun).

Enter the kid parade.

We decided it would be more fun for all the kids if we also asked our guests to bring their kids. In total, I think there were at least 25 kids running around the yard throughout the night.

To help them gather together and get to know each other…and to help start the party…we asked for all the kids who wanted to participate to gather at the very beginning of the reception. My brother’s oldest son (the one with the nerf gun) led the kids to the back yard where the bridal party met them.

Charles distributed noise makers and ribbon wands and musical instruments and several members of the band led them with music.

The only major things to go wrong at the party happened during the parade (Leo was scared by the drums and Joseph forgot the parade route) but we all went with it and had a great time anyway.
It was so much fun! And such a fantastic way to start a party.


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All those kids…how to include them

October 7, 2011 6 comments

See how nicely they can line up? These three are ready for a parade!

With 10 nieces and nephews, I knew I would have to have an all or nothing approach to the whole flower girl/ring bearer situation.

As I said previously, I originally chose the nothing approach.

Then I decided I could deal with 3 flower girls and that would be precious. But 7 ring bearers? I’ll go with 0 and spare some feelings.

Then I read this Ruffled blog. I have been totally in love with the idea of a Kid Parade.

Why have a DJ introduce us with some weird intro when we could have up to 50 kids with kazoos and tambourines and bubbles (led by the 10 nieces and nephews who will practice ahead of time) lead us in a sort of second line around the yard to our reception? Can you think of anything cuter?

I’m not sure I can.

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