(Closed) Is it unfair not to give everyone the same food options?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would offer a kids menu item for the 9 and 12 year old but with the knowledge that they can order steak if they want.

For the 16 and 17 year old – they should get the adult menu. At 16 I definitely appreciated a good steak!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My caterer told us that alternative menu items/ children’s meals would be available for guests ages 12 and younger. I think that for the two younger kids you could do whatever, possibly a less expensive steak. I would ask their parents to see if they even like steak. I think it would be a shame for really amazing food to go to waste. The older kids are probably at the age where they would eat the same food as the adults.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think all those ages are a little old for kid’s meals.  I would give them the same options as an adult.  Speaking for myself, I ate the same food adults ate, (and loved lobster and fine foods), at those ages.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with Meowkers. I was the same way.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think 16 & 17 can get the adult’s meal.  12 is a maybe, depending on if that kid is a big eater or not.  The 9 year old could definitely get the kids meal I think!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would offer kids menus to those kids 16 and under. The 9yro and the 12yro would get a kids menu in my opinion. 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re sort of in the same boat… There are several children coming to our wedding reception (ranging from 16 years old to less than a year old).  Here’s what I’m doing… Although our guests have the choice of a beef, chicken or fish plated dinner, we are also offering a chicken finger and french fries meal for the little ones.  The children who are coming are all nieces or nephews so I felt comfortable enough to call the parents and explain that although the response card has the specific beef, chicken and fish dinners listed in detail for them to choose from, a special “kids meal” has been ordered for their children.  I let all the kids 10 years old and older decide if they wanted the kids meal or if they prefered one of the beef/chicken/fish options instead.  I assumed the kids under 10 would prefer the kids meal… but hit a road bump when my fiance’s 7 year old niece politely requested steak instead of chicken fingers (I guess she doesn’t eat chicken).  I was taken aback by the request – the thought of spending so much money on a kid that may or may not even eat the dinner made me a little uneasy at first… but decided to give her whatever she wanted.  Since you only have 4 kids attending and two of them (the 16 & 17 year old) are more like adults than children (and you said the younger two would actually eat the meal), I would just offer them all the same meal as everyone else. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@LisaC: That’s what we’re doing. On the response card for wee ones, the Child option is there if they want it. Otherwise, they can choose what they want.

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