(Closed) Candy Buffets + Kids = barf??

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

They just eat and eat and eat. However, we didn’t have any pukers and we had tons of candy. 

Post # 4
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Kids will generally avoid making themselves sick. I really can’t stand it when people act like children have no self control and act like dogs. Kids are smart and know when enough is enough. And if they do manage to make themselves sick, their parents will have to deal with that. Not you. Are you really worried about them getting ill or are you more worried about them eating more than the adults?

Post # 5
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Take The Reins:Nothing really you can do, maybe if someone spots them “hoarding” then whisk them away. But if they eat enough, they’ll learn their lesson 😉

Post # 6
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

Umm, and where, exactly, will their parents be?  If I brought my child to such an event and saw a candy buffet, there is NO WAY IN HELL I’d let my kid go have a free for all!  I would get a bag for him/her, ask him/her which candies they’d like me to put in the bag, then I would hand it to them.  I’m not having my child making a mess and breaking things at someone else’s wedding. Not to mention over eating candy (not leaving anything for other guests).

Some people make no sense to me.  They go somewhere and just release their kids on the unsuspecting public and pay absolutely no mind to their conduct and behavior once their feet hit the floor.  If your friends are these kind of parents, I feel bad for you.

I would say, go for the candy buffet and in a polite way, make sure the sign says something to the effect of, “Parents, please assist your children in preparing their candy bag.”

Post # 8
2259 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

An old job of mine was being a nanny, during which period I learned several things about children. One of them being, kids may eat candy until they have stomach aches later the same day…. but I’ve never seen a kid who didn’t have enough self control to stop ahead of time. If I was really worried, I’d just give their parents a heads up before the reception so they could make sure things didn’t get our of control. I don’t think the chances of a puke-fest are likely. 😉 

Post # 10
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I worked in the bar/bat mitzfah industry for 5 years.  Candy buffets were all the rage there.  And we are talking HUGE tables with ice cream stations, cookie stations, etc.  Kids all were reasonable with the bags that they took home.  They all have so much access to candy and sweets these days that there is really no issue.  It will be fine.

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