Post # 1
Hello My Fellow Bees!
I’m trying to figure out how I will state that kids 12 and under will automatically be given the caterer’s children’s meal at our reception. Do I put this on the RSVP card and let the parents choose? Do I just make a statement saying “Guests 12 and under will be served the Children’s Meal?” I don’t want to give a kid a pricey meal that they won’t eat. What would you do? If you faced this, how did you handle it?
Post # 3
@LilRhodyGem: I would inquire with the parents about the kid’s eating habits before I chose a meal for them.
Post # 4
We didn’t worry about this as all guests chose kids meals on our wedding website. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if some parents of 8 years old and up expect their kids to get full meals.
Post # 5
Are there options for kids meals? I don’t think you should assume that they will all like the same thing.
Post # 6
@LilRhodyGem: Hmmm I’m trying to think how to do this. Luckily with our venue the kids could have a child size version of the adult meals (including filet/lobster tail!) so I just let them choose and I didn’t even mention that it will be a kids meal.
Are you printing your own invitations/RSVPs? You could always make a seperate RSVP for the people with kids and include the kids meal as an option so they at least can expect it (even if they are nuts and check off an adult meal for the kid, at least they were kind of warned)
Post # 7
@solidarity: I can’t fathom inquiring to every parent since we will have quite the crowd of youngsters. I’m sure if I set out bowls of cheese puffs the kids would be happy. 🙂
@MrsBeck: I have to choose the kids meal. Pasta & sauce, chicken fingers & fries, grilled cheese & veggies.
What would a good kid’s meal look like? I think chicken fingers & fries would be a winner.
Post # 8
What does the kids meal include? Is it just like a mini version of what is being served to the adults or is it something like chicken nuggests?
Post # 9
@FarleyNish: I’m ordering invites and inserts. I could make a custom insert for those with children.
I will inquire with my caterer if they will do half-portions of the adult entree. That is a good thought.
Post # 10
@FauxBoho: Something child friendly. Our main entrees are steak and scallops. Some kids might enjoy that but a number of children I know would prefer chicken fingers.
Post # 11
Honestly, I wouldn’t say anything. Their kids will be fed and if they’re unhappy that little Timmy got chicken fingers (about $40) instead of a $150 filet, well, that’s their problem.
Post # 12
@LilRhodyGem: I think chicken fingers and fries are the best bet as well 🙂
I think it’s a good idea to do as you suggested and just let the parents know with some kind of insert just in case their kids are gluten intolerant or really really hates chicken fingers.
Post # 13
We only have three kids coming to our wedding so we’re letting the parents choose from the kids menu, which has around 7 options on it. If we had more than a few kids I would just pick the same thing for all of them.
Post # 14
I meant to vote for assign kids the kids meal but accidently voted for the let parents choose option.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I wouldn’t assume that kids can eat any of those ‘kids’ meals. I can tell you that my sister and I wouldn’t have been able to because we have celiac disease, so we wouldn’t have been able to eat pasta, chicken nuggets or grilled cheese. Our parents would have been pretty upset if we were assigned meals we couldn’t eat while they were given naturally gluten free food.
Post # 16
My RSVP card had a selection for Under 10 Child’s Plate. Over 10 yrs old is the same price per plate as an adult, so really it wasn’t much of a savings. But that’s what I did for the two or three young children we will have.