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Mrs.K
VIP June 2017

Childrens meals

Mrs.K, on February 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 190

I am including a small separate enclosure card in the invitations of the few families whose children are invited (family and the flower girl/her brother). They are strictly to inform them that we are providing a childrens meal so that we dont have to add a meal option to all 65 RSVP cards. Would it...

I am including a small separate enclosure card in the invitations of the few families whose children are invited (family and the flower girl/her brother). They are strictly to inform them that we are providing a childrens meal so that we dont have to add a meal option to all 65 RSVP cards. Would it ve okay to just say 'A childrens meal of Chicken Fingers and fries will be provided'. Or should it say something different?

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  • PressTheStarKey
    VIP November 2016
    PressTheStarKey ·
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    Jesus. I was going to have a salad for lunch. fuck that, chicken strips are on the menu now! Thanks, WW, for the prep hour shit show.

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  • J
    Just Said Yes April 2017
    Jenna ·
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    We are offering children's meal options, and still doing multi course - but at a more reasonable portion size, price point and meal offering. Starter will be Caesar salad or veggies and dip, main options will be chicken fingers and fries or steak and mashed potato, dessert will be a Sunday. Their table will also have fresh rolls and butter just like everyone else. 3 of the kids are my step kids and are thrilled to have options at all. The rest are family and I spoke to the sets of parents and they were so happy to have the choice. Not a single one of them, including the parents of the 14 year old boys, were expecting them to be served the regular meal. Portion sizes at venues are generally large to begin with, they will have had appetizers at the cocktail and we will have a whole dessert table and sliders bar for the late night snack. No one will be hungry. No one will feel left out. Not a chance I'm paying 150 for people under 18 to have an adult meal. To be honest, it's not even buget related for me, it's principle. They're not adults. Children are generally invited as a courtesy to the parents so they don't have to arrange for a sitter.

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  • Abbi
    Super March 2018
    Abbi ·
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    I dont agree with giving an option on adult meals for kids. No way in hell am I paying $85 for a 5 year old to eat. I think that it should say for our guests 12 and under chicken fingers and fries will be available. Or whatever age limit your venue sets.

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  • Mrs.K
    VIP June 2017
    Mrs.K ·
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    @Jenna, I don't agree with the part about anyone under 18 not getting a regular meal..the rest of this thread is talking about kids who are actually kids...typically under 12.

    You're saying that a 17 year old wouldn't get a full sized, adult meal option just because they arent 18?

    For the record...my original post is talking about 2,3,&4 year olds...not 14,15,16 year olds...

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  • SleepytheDwarf
    Master June 2017
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    Poor @MrsK. (But thank you for allowing this hilariousness to continue.)

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  • J
    Just Said Yes April 2017
    Jenna ·
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    Sorry - I don't actually have anyone in that 15 to 18 range so I can't say what I would do there. I was making more of a generalization. You're right, if we had a 17 year old that needed to be invited we likely would have allowed them to come with a guest and have the adult selection.

    We requested a steak and potato option to ensure that the kids that fell in the higher 'kids' bracket could select an option that was more age appropriate without offering the adult selection, as they are not adults. We are also having a kids table - so it would be a little weird if some of them had the adult selection and some didn't.

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  • MrsNerd
    Master October 2016
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    Hahahah @dreamer, thanks for keeping this going. I'm def making chicken tenders at some point in the near future

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  • Mrs.K
    VIP June 2017
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    @FlightyFlutist...I've learned that when threads like this get deleted, people get upset because it served as an educational post to others..

    I don't even really mind that it got hijacked as I think it's quite entertaining...I was shocked though when I got an email saying it had continued this morning...I figured it would have faded away overnight.

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  • J
    Just Said Yes April 2017
    Jenna ·
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    @Mrs.K I was actually thrilled when I stumbled upon it this morning as we had just been dealing with this exact dilemma and how to handle. Not to mention that some of the feedback was incredibly entertaining for my train ride into the office. Good luck!!

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  • Dreamer
    Master May 2013
    Dreamer ·
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    It definitely is WTF Wednesday. On another thread today I noticed this post from SPG, who argued through how many pages, of this thread?

    "And no kids at the wedding. I did not want to host them so I will not be inviting them."

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