(Closed) Kids eating at Reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Ouch, $55 for a kids meal? Is there no other options your caterers could give you?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

@katiejune2012:  I think you are okay with not providing meals for those 2 and under.    Due to her close proximity to you, I would give her a call and ask if the 1 and 2 year old would eat off of her plate or if there is a snack you can provide them.

I talked to my venue and they agreed to let me provided packaged snacks for my 1 and 2 year old guests since they can’t eat the venue offering (chicken breast strips and fries).  I am still paying for them to get the nonalcoholic drink package so the venue did not mind.  I asked the parents and will be providing goldfish, packages of cookies and the rest they will eat off of their parents plates.

Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Wowsers $55/plate for a kids meal:( I would have who evers sibling it is talk to their sibling. If it is DH’s brother’s or sister’s child have him talk to them or you talk to you sibling and see if the 1 year old needs a plate. Usually the amount of solids they are eating is pretty minimal at that point. The 2 year old probably have their own plate.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What food items can a 1 year old really eat? Maybe you could offer to have whatever the baby eats on hand at supper time? That shouldn’t cost more than $10 right? Lol she may even want to bring her own baggies of whatever the baby likes. It’s really a bit of an imposition for her to expect you to provide an “adult” meal for a baby who won’t even eat it…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

The parents should be providing the food for the two little ones.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As a mom I would split the 1 and 2 yr olds meals.  $55 is freaking expensive for  kids meal.  Can the caterer offer the real little ones soup and bread or something else like that which is less expensive!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

$55 for chicken fingers and fries? Ouch! This includes drinks, right?

I have a 2.5 year old niece and I did provide her a meal just so that my sister didn’t have to fuss with bringing anything else on the day of.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My guess is that your SIL didn’t quite realize she was signing her toddlers up for full meals (more that she was signing them up for a chair to sit in during the meal, with a place setting).  Just give her a call and explain that kids meals are $55 each and you weren’t planning on kids under 3 eating a full meal.  See what she says. 

When my kids were 1, I wouldn’t expect a meal.  When my kids were on the later side of 2, I would expect a meal.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@katiejune2012:  She can take a little off of everyones plate and it will be plenty.  Those better be the worlds greatest chicken fingers at that cost.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@katiejune2012:  A one year old can sit in a chair alone, so I wouldn’t presume that the one year old won’t need a chair.  Also, is she saying the 2 year old eats a lot or the 1 year old does?  If its the 2 year old, maybe plan to provide 3 meals?  If it is the 1 year old, then I would tell her that you are fine with her bringing outside snacks for the baby.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Holy moley! Our kids option (mac and cheese) was only $12 (mac and cheese, fries, and something else, I can’t remember). All of the kids scarfed it down, though, including my 2 year old niece.

That said, two year olds can definitely have their own plate, but a one year old wouldn’t. Would it be end of the world if you supplied 2 instead of three plates for them, probably not.

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