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If you are inviting children to your wedding, you're going to want to keep them entertained. You most likely don't want them running around your stylish reception venue, so provide them with creative wedding favors so they'll have fun throughout the evening. Here are a few ideas for kid-friendly and cheap wedding favors:

What kid doesn't like candy? Feature a variety of sweet treats, like colorful lollipops and chocolate bars, wrapped in brightly hued favor bags. You may want to ask the parents about any dietary restrictions if you plan on adding something with nuts. You can also create a standalone candy bar that features a wealth of sweet treats. The kids will no doubt spend lots of time at this table during your reception. An alternative to candy is a tasty sundae buffet.

Place props inside the favor bags if you want kids to have some real fun. You can offer them colorful sunglasses, hats or even wigs. They will love taking on the personality that goes along with the item, like a singer for a fake microphone or a drill sergeant for a whistle. Additionally, you can add colorful costume jewelry to the favors and other dress-up items. If the wedding is held outdoors you can provide fans or handheld toys that blow with the wind, like pinwheels or kites.

Here are a few ideas for kid-friendly wedding favors.

Set out gifts with the words "Open me" written on the front. Then place fun games inside. You can look for travel-sized board games and toys that are meant to keep kids entertained on the go. For example, kids can play Connect Four, Battleship and Tic-Tac-Toe. Don't place the same game in each bag so the kids can take turns playing all the different options.

Many kids love to get creative, so let them do so at your wedding. You can set up kids' tables that are filled with tons of coloring materials. First place craft paper on the table so the linen cloth doesn't get ruined. Then in the center, place a range of coloring books, pencils, crayons and markers. You can also place fun stickers, stamps and erasers on the table as well.

In addition to the favor bags, you can make creative kid-friendly centerpieces. Fill a vase with licorice and lollipops so the children can grab from the container throughout the evening.