(Closed) How do we say – Kids will be given "kid's meals" at reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Feeding The Children "Kid's Meals" - What would you do?

    Assign all kids the children's meal option

    Let parents choose

    Starve the children

  • Post # 17
    Member
    2202 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    @musician32992:  +1. Some parents will probably order their kids the expensive meal if given the option, and then the kids won’t eat it anyway. Once, my sister went to dinner with my parents to a nice restaurant and ordered her 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter each a surf and turf filet mignon and lobster. SAY WHAT!

    Post # 18
    Member
    1682 posts
    Bumble bee

    @whoa_its_ash:  I think it’s ridiculous when parents insist their precious little angel NEEDS a $150/plate adult meal. If you’re going to spoil your child like that, do it on your own dime, NOT the bride and groom’s! 

    The caterers can certainly accommodate for a celiac/gluten free/shellfish free/whatever meal for a child, just like for an adult. It’s not like the kid will show up and have nothing to eat. 

    Post # 19
    Member
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we only had 2 children under 10 and i didn’t even think of it until i got back my sister’s reply and she actually “wrote” kid’s meal beside the meal options.  she was being repectful and didn’t want me to spend the money on a full plate for a 4 year old.  the other child got the kid’s meal too.  they were at the same table.

    Post # 20
    Member
    8373 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I automatically assigned all young children the children’s meal.

    Post # 21
    Member
    1682 posts
    Bumble bee

    @thejucheidea:  I guarantee you that the caterers will be able to come up with something for kids with allergies without giving them an adult meal.

    Post # 23
    Member
    4685 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    @LilRhodyGem:  I think it’s kind of ridiculous to expect that a 12 year old is going to be satisfied and full from a kids meal. You’re going to give them the same meal you are giving a 5 year old. I would lower that age down to 10. As for just stating what the kids are going to get I would just put, “all guests under 10 will be served an option from the kids menu”. I don’t think it’s wise to just offer one meal choice for children. Some kids have dietary restrictions or are just fussy eaters. Im not saying you need to make sure everyone is happy because that’s usually impossible, but offering at least 2 options instead of only one that they are forced to choose seems like a wise thing to do.  

    Post # 25
    Member
    1034 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If you’re going to assign kid meals, I think 10 and under is more apropriate than 12. Just my opinion.

    Post # 26
    Member
    4685 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    @whoa_its_ash:  My son is 8 and if he has the option of getting steak or crab legsshrimpsalmon he would undoubtedly choose that over chicken fingers. Granted, I wouldn’t expect someone else to foot that bill, but when he’s with me he definitely eats things like that.

    Post # 29
    Member
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    @musician32992: I was responding to the statement OP made about just choosing one meal for the children and leaving it at that. She did not mention having a place to list allergies or state that she was going to list what the kids meal was, just that kids were going to receive the kids meal and that was that. I wanted to provide the opinion of a person living with food allergies in case she did not think from that angle rather than just having her get the opinions of people who think children should be assigned one stereotypical kids meal just because they’re kids.

    @Cory_loves_this_girl: And our parents would share with us, but it would be nicer for the host to provide options than to just assume that kids are going to want/be able to eat the requisite kids meal which is usually fried chicken fingers and cross-contaminated fries.

    Post # 30
    Member
    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d just say that 12 year olds, in my experience, eat like adults! My youngest son was nearly 6ft tall by the age of 12 and a child’s meal would have been wildly inappropriate. As indeed it would for many 12 year olds that I know. So perhaps consider lowering the age to, say 10? 

    Also, as a family that aren’t great chicken finger eaters, I’d hope to see a smaller portion of the proper adult food offered at as an alternative. 

    Post # 31
    Member
    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    From the age of 6, my SO’s brother’s meal of choice was lobster, no joke. Any guests with special dietary needs will reach out to you, so I wouldn’t worry about that. Select a kid’s meal (chicken and French fries sounds about right) and indicate it as a selection on your response cards. Most people will understand. It seems no matter how careful brides are with their invites, some guests always misunderstand and a phone call becomes neccessary….

    The topic ‘How do we say – Kids will be given "kid's meals" at reception?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors