(Closed) Healthy menu for kids, activities for them and guests while photoshooting

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re having an outdoor wedding too, and we’re setting up a little area with lawn games off to the side.  We’ll have badminton, croquet, and horseshoes… but ours is a daytime BBQ reception.

For the children’s menu, if you want to keep it healthy, what about just keeping the fruit and veggies plain, then letting them have the grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken nuggets, etc?  It’s usually the sweets that get them all hopped up.  If you get a couple of cookie cutters and have the chef cut the grilled cheese into little shapes, the kids would probably ooh and ah…

2 hours for photos seems like a long time, but if you’ve got the nibbles and some music playing everyone should be fine.  Ask the photographer if you could do it in an hour!

Post # 4
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d definitely eliminate all the messy options for the kids or they’ll be wearing it all day….kids are not very neat when it comes to eating! Keep the food for them simple.

Post # 5
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 I get that you want the kids to eat healthy..Just remember a lot of kids will not be used to eating healthy and may refuse..Dirty Delete5 loves veggies and fruits DS9 youd have to put him in a strangle hold to get either..its an event the adults will be eating food they like so should the kids. Its a celebration…

Maybe cupcakes instead of cake for them. i suggest white icing..wont stain..

What i really want to caution you on is in our house we dont play with guns..most of my friends dont allow thier boys either..just a  thought

Post # 6
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s nice that you’re thinking about the kids but I really don’t think such an extensive kids menu is really necessary. 2 or 3 options is plenty, and I’m sure some (kids and parents) would prefer their kids just eat from the buffet.

And I agree with the PP’s that though fun and/or healthy food is a great idea, kids are messy and many aren’t used to eating that way–especially in a party atmosphere.

I think grilled cheese, ham/cheese pasties, and chicken something would be perfect.

Is there a reason you’re doing a separate dessert for the kids? They don’t get wedding cake?

A jump castle is a fun idea, but they will have to be supervised still. Guns and fairy wings are cute 🙂 What about lawn games? Both kids and adults could do that. Croquet, bean bag toss, or other simialr things would make it so it’s not just a chore for the parents to watch their kids.

As for the photographer, are you going somewhere else for the pictures or are you staying iat the reception/ceremony venue(s)? Have you given the photographer a long list of expected shots already? Can you do some of the shots beforehand? (either a first look or all of the BM/GM and family pictures beforehand and only the full wedding party and bride and groom pictures in between. An hour should be sufficient, if it’s not you definitely should provide some activity for your guests. Maybe a guest book that’s also an activity (like a fingerprint tree) or a wishing box or have music for them.

Post # 8
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Hnne: We’re not having young children at the wedding, just my 11 and 13 year old nephews – we’re also having a custom Cornhole game made for all around wedding fun.

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