Post # 1
We’re having two looong banquet tables with about 50 people at each one. There are 5 children, aged 4-13, coming to the reception. Would you put the five children at a separate small table? We were wondering if it’d be too exclusionary with just two long tables–like having the kids out in siberia (although yes, the kids’ table would of course be close by!)…Should we seat the kids with their parents at the banquet tables or might that be unfair to the adults sitting nearby…?
I should mention that we have a few couples coming with babies and the babies will be spaced in between their parents at the banquet tables, but we considered babies different than young children because they HAVE to be near their parents.
Post # 3
I voted at their own kids table because then they can spread out in their own space and have some games or coloring or something.
Post # 4
I would have a seperate kids table…but if I were the 13 year old, I may be a little miffed if I had to sit at the kids table with the 5 year old…it may make me feel like I’m “babysitting”. Just something to consider.
Post # 5
Kids should sit with parents while eating so that they can be supervised appropriately.
Post # 6
if the kids are young, they probably won’t stay at the kids table. especially when around a lot of strangers, kids want to stick by their parents.
Post # 7
I would say by their parents. They will be better supervised that way. Also, I agree that a 13 yr old would feel a little miffed possibly by having to sit w/ little kids.
Post # 8
As a parent, most parents are going to be uncomfortable not having their kids with them. If it were a kids “activity” table and there were supervision, that might be different. Otherwise, let them be with their parents which will keep them better behaved. Kids together will wreak havoc together!