Post # 1
Hello! I am thinking about doing a kids table at my reception. Since the kids don’t usually eat the main dishes being served, (we are having a Chinese banquet) I was thinking to bring in hamburgers or Cheeseburgers/fries from McDonalds with some fun goody bags at the table to keep the kids entertained. I saw this in someone else’s blog and she said the kids loved it! — she had the cheeseburgers served on a fancy platter by someone with white gloves. It was very cute. I am hoping this is ok with the restaurant and will cut costs down since the kids are not a part of the main tables.
Is anyone else thinking of doing a kids table, and if so, any tips or ideas? If you have seen or done a kids’ table how did you arrange seating, were they away from their parents all evening?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
As long as the parents are okay with you feeding their kids McDonalds then I think it should be fine.
Post # 4
We are having a kids table at our wedding as well. I think it’s a great idea. My sister had it her wedding last year because there were about 10 kids between the ages of 3 and 8. They were served chicken fingers and fries and we made sure that they got served first. The kids table was in the center and we sat their parents at tables surrounding the kids table just so that they could keep an eye on them through out the reception.
I have to say those were some of the best behaved kids at a wedding. We gave them crayons and placemats that they could color on and goodie bags. Their dinners were about $10 but that included sparkling grape juice for the older ones and regular juice for the younger ones.
I’m having my reception at the same venue, so pretty much everything regarding the kids table will be the same for my wedding, except that i have 15 kids coming, so I’m not sure if I will have to have some kids at a second table or just have the older kids sit with their parents.
Post # 5
i think a kid’s table is a great idea… not so much on the mcdonalds food ..but to each their own. Also I would be concerned #1 that the restaurant won’t like you bringing in your own food, so check there first before making a final committment to burgers. the other random thing i like about the kids table is, you know how kids get up and start dancing leaving huge gaps in some tables and all the adults want to do for the first hour or two is talk, well this fixes that problem! now im wondering if a kid’s table could fit in at our wedding??
Post # 6
HAHAH — true about the McDonalds! I don’t eat there- I think Chicken Fingers might be a better idea. piper, you are right, I don’t know how the restaurant will feel about bringing other food in… hmmm dilemma… I will check with the restaurant about what to do…