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to expect the sweets and cakes at a kids party to be put out AFTER the savoury?

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greencatseyes Mon 16-Sep-13 14:21:51

Pukey pukey pukey.

Yesterday DS2 (5) came home from party and vommed up all the many cakes and sweets he'd eaten over two hours at a party. His brother narrowly kept them all in. Not sure which is worse.

AIBU to think that you don't just put our ALL the food at the very beginning of the party, together....

There was no way on earth that my children weren't going to eat all the cakes first: I would have had to physically hold them back for two hours. They did not let a morsel of savoury fare pass their lips (not counting Hula Hoops).

I'm not a party food Nazi - but I have food out after the games, and then bring out the cakes after the teeny tiny sandwiches and crisps (and token carrot sticks)


wannaBe Mon 16-Sep-13 14:24:37

biscuit grin

SPsTotallyMullerFuckingLicious Mon 16-Sep-13 14:25:45

YABU kids parties means sausage rolls and buns, cakes, sweets and chocolate all out together


Sirzy Mon 16-Sep-13 14:25:57

I thought putting all the food out at a party was pretty standard!

redskyatnight Mon 16-Sep-13 14:27:22

Sounds like the issue was with the quantity of food they ate -not the time it was put out? I'd be really concerned if my DC ate so much food that they made themselves sick - 5 should be old enough to have some control.

CoffeeTea103 Mon 16-Sep-13 14:28:11

Yabu, who has the time to be faffing around twice and in between people doing two settings of food. I've never been to a party where this was done. I've seen plenty children eat both.

tywysogesgymraeg Mon 16-Sep-13 14:29:04

That's what parties are for - no-one eats the ham sandwiches!

irregularegular Mon 16-Sep-13 14:29:39

Well I agree with you. I've always held the sweet stuff back and that's what I've seen other people do too.

IamNotLegend Mon 16-Sep-13 14:29:55

I've never been to a kids party where the food isn't all spread out together.

IslaValargeone Mon 16-Sep-13 14:30:52

I'm a hold back on the cakes girl myself.

YourHandInMyHand Mon 16-Sep-13 14:30:56


They should be told by parents or if no parents there then party host not to just get sugary stuff. I would also expect my DS to show a bit of control if he was old enough to be there without me.

Savoury always followed by sweet is a bad idea - it's how I was fed as a kid and is exactly why even when I am absolutely stuffed I am programmed to follow it with something sugary.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 16-Sep-13 14:31:21

Of course YABU!

One mouthful of cake, then the next of party ring and then some Pom bears is standard kids party etiquette isn't it?

I'd be more concerned that your dc don't know when to stop, and that you didn't step in as you were there.

TwoTearsInABucket Mon 16-Sep-13 14:32:33

I'm afraid I put it all out together. Dd only puked once after a party. Think it was the combo of icecream followed by
Fizzy sweets. Euw.

DatsunCogs Mon 16-Sep-13 14:32:51

You weren't at my DDs party were you?! I like the free for all approach...everything got eaten in the end apart from token tomatoes

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 16-Sep-13 14:33:07

So your kids were invited to a party, had a lovely time, but they over indulged?

Tbh it's up to you to supervise your kids, try and teach them to moderate their own appetites, or accept at a party it's all going to go tits up.

Not their fault what happened. People do it their own way.

Panzee Mon 16-Sep-13 14:33:21

Every party I went to this summer has had those cardboard boxes with all the food in it for each child. Cake and butty all in together in that one!

Anyway I am of the "life is uncertain: eat pudding first" camp. grin

Primrose123 Mon 16-Sep-13 14:33:35

I always put all the food out together. No-one has ever been sick.

morethanpotatoprints Mon 16-Sep-13 14:35:26

YABU and as others have said. Its a party and all food goes out together. Maybe a good idea to teach your dc they don't have to stuff one or more of everything, they end up chucking up. grin

Floggingmolly Mon 16-Sep-13 14:36:11

Of course you put the party food out together.
If your 5 year old can't go to a party table without gorging like a pig at a trough, it's not he organisers fault. And you were there???
Why didn't you stop him?

KurriKurri Mon 16-Sep-13 14:36:44

Most kids parties I have been to it has been all the food out at the same time.

Some children take small quantities of food, others seem to think rationing is imminent and pile their plates high with everything they can grab hold of.

Perhaps the host has a child who knows how to moderate him/herself and didn't realise that some kids don't do that.

greencatseyes Mon 16-Sep-13 14:39:08

I stand corrected . Hangs head.

Food was out for entire party.... I tired to stop them, but there are two of them, and I really would have had to actually hold them - or leave...

OneToThree Mon 16-Sep-13 14:39:25

You can tell your children how much crap they're allowed to eat you know?

OneToThree Mon 16-Sep-13 14:40:26

Sorry x-posts

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 16-Sep-13 14:41:05

Perhaps you need to be more DDs quite often have access to cake etc and so always remain calm when presented with a party tea.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 16-Sep-13 14:41:40

Look on the bright side. They probably won't do it again grin

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