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DD wants a McDonalds party

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welshbyrd Wed 07-Sep-11 14:42:02

Im quite happy to have it there, now sure how other parents are going to feel?

Would you allow your DC to go to a McDonalds party?

I do not want to go ahead with it, without advice? DD would be heart broken if nobody turned up

whackamole Wed 07-Sep-11 14:45:31

Yes, I would. And I might be in the minority but I would be hmm if people didn't turn up because it was Maccies. They do fruit n everything now.

Very de rigeur when I was growing up!

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 14:46:06

There may be some that turn up their noses at the prospect of their child enjoying a hamburger and chips but can't imagine it would be very many.

kerala Wed 07-Sep-11 14:46:50

You would have to be pretty po faced to not allow your child to go to that. I remember my friend having one when I was 6 - thats the point I still remember it 30 years later it was that good grin

AMumInScotland Wed 07-Sep-11 14:46:52

I think it just depends on what her friends parents are like - and only you can guess that one! I'd have had no problem having one for DS, but there seem to be a lot of MN parents who might have issues. That's more about the typical demographic of MN than about parents in general though.

Kayano Wed 07-Sep-11 14:47:24

I would love it

But I remember a post on here once where an OP was outraged that her dad took her DD to mcds

PissesGlitter Wed 07-Sep-11 14:47:42

i would happily let my kids go to a mcdonalds party

Insomnia11 Wed 07-Sep-11 14:48:33

Yes definitely. I think she went to one when she was 3 or 4 in fact.

Frankly with a lot of awful cheap and shoddy food I've seen at children's parties, either chosen and served up by the parents, or at soft play places, McDs would be an improvement.

nannyl Wed 07-Sep-11 14:48:46


(so long as it wasnt a 1 or probably a 2 year olds party)

Birthdays are special and fun, and a time when you can eat sugar and processed crap and not feel guilty.

If you cant have McD's on your birthday, when can you?

any pfb mummies can get their child to have water / milk (or even orange juice shock) and some carrot sticks or a fruit bag etc.... which isnt going to kill or malnorish their PFB as part of the weekly balanced diet they feed their child

HeadfirstForHalos Wed 07-Sep-11 14:50:28

Yes I would, and sort of am. DD! is 9 on Friday, and on Sat we are taking her and a few friends to waterworld followed by lunch at McDonalds. Nobody has had a problem with it.

Fimbo Wed 07-Sep-11 14:50:28

I think people are too precious about McDonalds. As long as you are not eating them every day there is no problem. I would have no problem with my child attending a party there. Ds loves when you go to McDonalds abroad and they have soft play inside them.

Crosshair Wed 07-Sep-11 14:50:41

Yea, I remember going to them when I was a kid.

MrsVidic Wed 07-Sep-11 14:51:23

yes theres probably a lot less salt/ crap in their food than normal kids party stuff. Plus I love maccy d's parties!

RedOnion Wed 07-Sep-11 14:52:35

Yes I defo would. It's a party! A few chips and a burger, hardly the end of the world.

Soups Wed 07-Sep-11 14:52:53

How old is she? If she's school age I'd imagine most parents would be fine, they'd probably get much crappier food at a soft play party, or sports centre. Or is that just our local ones?

For a 5th birthday part I held it at home but sent my dp out to the drive thru for Happy Meals. At pick up the parents laughed and thought it was a great idea. I put some cherry toms and grapes out, but apart from that no prep, and no mess.

SusanneLinder Wed 07-Sep-11 14:54:14

It's a PARTY!!!

I am not sure if they still do them at our local Maccy D's. My DD is a student and has worked there for 2 years and never mentioned it,but def would have no issue with any of my kids attending. I know it's fast food,but they do make an effort to do healthy options.

upahill Wed 07-Sep-11 14:55:29

It was pretty normal when mine were in primary to have a party there after they had been to the pictures or bowling (all on the same complex)

Voidka Wed 07-Sep-11 14:55:45

I would go. Most party food is pretty crappy and its only one meal.

HeadfirstForHalos the WaterWorld in Stoke? McDonalds will be heaven compared to the food there!

baguettecut Wed 07-Sep-11 14:55:57

Oh's a party. No different to bowling with food afterwards or swimming with food, etc etc. Pizza Hut parties seem to be the thing to have at the moment.

onehellofaride Wed 07-Sep-11 14:56:49

yes I would be happy to let my DC go, I don't think there are many parents who wouldn't

G1nger Wed 07-Sep-11 14:58:49

Do they do free range meat now? No? Oh well then I'd resent it, but let my child go.

zukiecat Wed 07-Sep-11 14:58:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mumcanIaskaquestion Wed 07-Sep-11 15:01:27


In fact dd1 went to one when she was 4 and all she would eat was the fruit salad and fresh orange juice. Because at that point she was eating enough to keep a fuzzy knat alive and wouldn't eat chicken/burgers or chips and didn't like fizzy drinks.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 07-Sep-11 15:02:35

My DD is 10 now, but for the past six years she's been begging for an Uncle Ronnie the fat bastard party. One day my love, one day. That's what I tell her.
I would have no hesitation in letting her go.

acatcalledbob Wed 07-Sep-11 15:03:08

I'd rather they went to McD's than pizza hut with all that greasy pepperoni and layers of cheese... Not to mention the handfuls of crisps and oreos that normally make up party food.

DDs 5th birthday involved 30 kids with happy meals after the water park and there wasn't a whisper of anyone not being happy...

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