How do we say – Kids will be given "kid's meals" at reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Feeding The Children "Kid's Meals" - What would you do?
    Assign all kids the children's meal option : (87 votes)
    55 %
    Let parents choose : (47 votes)
    30 %
    Starve the children : (23 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @LilRhodyGem:  I would inquire with the parents about the kid’s eating habits before I chose a meal for them. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @solidarity:  +1

    Are there options for kids meals? I don’t think you should assume that they will all like the same thing.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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 # 8
    Member
    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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 # 11
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    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
    Member
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    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
    Member
    7265 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I meant to vote for assign kids the kids meal but accidently voted for the let parents choose option.

    Post # 15
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    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    Member
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

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