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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crayons at a Wedding


I stole this picture from one of my friend's wall posts on Facebook.

Hooray for crayons at a wedding! (It turns out my friend had to steal them off the kids' table, but I love this idea.)

How fun would it be to cover the tables in butcher paper (or recycled craft paper), set up cups of crayons and let everyone express themselves all over the tables? Plus, later you could cut out memorable pieces and frame them as keepsakes.

I'm going to add this idea to my List of Ways to Have Fun at a Wedding.

Good times!


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11 comments:

Sarah said...

Ahhh we wanted to do this! But our venue's tables were round, and we didn't want to have to get tablecloths (required by venue) and paper... placemat... drawing places too (and buying butcher paper and using several rolls to cover the round table seemed like too much of a headache), so we opted out. We do still have like 16 boxes of crayons that we need to donate or sell or something. We snagged them at a back-to-school sale and never used 'em.

Angie said...

Love this idea! We were decided on whether or not to cover the picnic tables in paper table cloths or butcher paper! Yay!

Jennifer said...

One of my friends set up an outlined drawing that represented different parts of her and her husband's relationship. She put it on an easel and left markers out for everyone to use. Once the wedding night was done, they had a beautiful piece of fun art to hang in their home!

Ms Bear Cub said...

I love it! That's such a wonderful idea!

the overloaded mommy said...

We are planning on doing this. I'm going to put the pieces I cut out on canvas and make a headboard out of it.

Casey
theoverloadedmommy.blogspot.com

Ms. Bunny said...

Whenever I go to places that give crayons to little kids, I steal some for myself to draw with. I love coloring.

Pip said...

Hula Hooping!

Pip said...

We did the martha Stewart Eye Spy photo scavenger hunt. It was the biggest hit at our reception. It became quite a competition to see who could get the most clever photos to match the items on the list. My favorite was "a kiss" my cousin got my parents, who were married for 45 years to pose for a kiss picture. How sweet, especially since my mom died just 4 months later.

Marina said...

A friend of mine did this, and it was great!!! My table ended up drawing a whole future timeline of their marriage, complete with business plans, future children, and an alternate timeline that somehow involved Spock... I can't quite remember the reasoning for that. ;)

Sarah said...

We just got married on Saturday and we had butcher paper and crayons on the tables and it was perfect! We saved all the table clothes at the end of the night and I can't wait to take a look at them to see what kind of masterpieces our friends came up with. Talk about a cost effective and memorable table covering! :)

Zach & ally said...

We are thinking about doing this but my question is... do we need to put a tablecloth underneath the butcher paper or is just the butcher paper enough?
I'm so excited to see this idea since about half my family thought I was crazy when I suggested it :)

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