And setting the tone for the kids tables are the centerpieces. I came across 2 great approaches for these:
1) keep those little hands busy with...
An "Activity Center"-piece
2) offer a healthy alternative to cake and candy with...
An "All Fruit" Arrangement
via Wedding by Color
The effort will be worth it. Recently, a nephew of mine came away from a wedding reception that had a fun kids table, saying, "They forgot to sing Happy Birthday, but that was a great party!"