Age Cutoff for a Kid's meal at your wedding

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What age group should recieve a Kid's meal?
    10 & under : (24 votes)
    39 %
    12 & under : (31 votes)
    50 %
    Other (explain below) : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 16
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Our venue says kids’ meals are for age 3-12. For us it doesn’t matter too much, as the only children attending our wedding are under 5 or over 15, but I like the other bee’s idea of giving the parents of the 10-12 year olds the option to select buffet or kids’ meal for their children.

    Post # 17
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t understand the idea that if a kid (who usually eats from the adult menu) is served a kids meal and is still hungry, s/he can eat from his/her parents’ plates?  Wouldn’t the parents be hungry if they gave 1/3 of their meal to their kid?

    I am not a fan of mandatory kids meals, so I’d go with a much lower age limit.  6 or so, but make it an option for older picky eaters.  I know I would have been mad and insulted to be given a kids meal when I was 8+!  


    Post # 18
    741 posts
    Busy bee

    misslucy :  6?! I have literally never met a 7 year old who would eat an adult portion, or a parent that would feed a 7 year old an adult portion.

    Post # 19
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Being the mother to a 12 yr old son I’d say 10. He can eat more than I do!! Our was 10 and it worked out perfectly. 

    Post # 20
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Ours was 12, but my cousin, who was 12 at the time, said she would prefer an adult meal and that was fine with us. If they’re close to the cut off, I would probably let them know they can have whichever they prefer.

    Post # 21
    425 posts
    Helper bee

    hunting_bride :  I’d give the family a choice between a plated kid’s meal and the buffet. I wasn’t a picky eater, so I would have been bummed to have been stuck with a kid’s meal at a wedding. Fortunately, I never was. I always ate what my parents and the other adults ate.

    Post # 22
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think you should ask the parents of the 3 kids in that middle range what their kids would most likely eat…although if the friend you have with the 12 and 14 year old are coming, it might be better to do 10 and under so those kids get the same meal, or have that 12 year old get an adult meal, so they don’t fight…if their kids are invited that is!

    Also, did you see this thread? Thought you might enjoy hehe… 

    Post # 23
    575 posts
    Busy bee

    Why can kids not simply eat Chicken kiev (breaded chicken) and mashed potatoes (rather than fries)?

    Post # 25
    33 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

    bayoubee :  We did the same…we included Children’s Entrée as a choice on the RSVP card and let the guests decide what would work best for their own family. Typically caterers would just need a head count for each meal option a couple weeks before the wedding, so it worked out perfectly for us. It turned out that most of the children under 10 chose the kid’s meal, and 11+ gravitated toward the adult meals.

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