Age at which a baby/toddler counts toward the buffet head count?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Children don’t really eat “solid” foods until 1 year. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

<h5>sunflower22:  Even after they are eating solid foods, most kids simply don’t eat enough to be bothered ordering them their own meal in a restaurant  until somewhere between 3 and  5 years of age. So, I wouldn’t expect to have my child given their own meal at a wedding till around the same age. I wouldn;t want you as a host to waste your money.</h5>

The reality is that vendors decide when to start charging children for their meals at a buffet.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

When we went to a wedding, my children (4 and under) weren’t considered a ‘head’ (per the bride and caterer…they said they don’t charge until the age of 5-7). I just used the smaller cake plates and put together a little something for them. I wish they’d had a kid’s selection, but it wasn’t up to me so we made do. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

My nieces pretty much ate off of everyone else’s plate until they were about 4. Toddlers don’t really eat enough in one sitting to get their own plate in my experience, so especially buffet style, it just makes sense to get a plate for myself and share than to get a plate for them that they most likely won’t finish.

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