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Happy Meal - Kids Party?

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ninenicknames Fri 21-Oct-16 12:09:16

What would you think if 25 kids get a happy meal as the birthday tea for a kids party after an hours energetic entertainment?

Yes or No?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 21-Oct-16 12:11:20

Fine. It's my five year old's birthday today and we'll be having McDonald's for tea! It's his choice.

Tomorrow he's having a soft play party and they'll serve nuggets and chips and stuff. Standard party fare and I would have no problem with it.

TBH I wouldn't have a problem if you served my kid all cakes and biscuits either, parties deserve party food!

ninenicknames Fri 21-Oct-16 12:13:16

It's the cheapest, easiest option.

I also know they will eat it! Unlike the 50 loving finger sandwiches I was planning on making.

AND they get a toy so party bag nailed!

Sirzy Fri 21-Oct-16 12:13:28

Wouldn't have an issue with it.

KellyBoo800 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:14:19

I wouldn't put much emphasis on healthy food for a party. If I was doing a buffet I'd make sure there were veg and fruit options but it wouldn't occur to me to question a happy meal as a birthday tea. Most birthday packages at soft play etc are usually burger and chips or nuggets and chips so it's no different to that!

scampimom Fri 21-Oct-16 12:15:14

Sounds great, can I come?!

AliceInUnderpants Fri 21-Oct-16 12:15:57

Sounds great.

Just make sure none of them have dietary requirements that wouldn't be met, then it's up to you what you feed them.

redskytonight Fri 21-Oct-16 12:16:07

I wouldn't think anything. Standard sort of food that is wheeled out after parties.

Voteforpedr0 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:17:06

The kids would be thrilled I'm sure.

usual Fri 21-Oct-16 12:18:16

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eatingtomuch Fri 21-Oct-16 12:18:53

I did the for a party. It worked out great.

Bertieboo1 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:22:10

Ah takes me back to Wimpy parties when I was a kid! The excitement of burger and chips, on a plate!! wink

AnneGables Fri 21-Oct-16 12:22:27

Sounds fine to me. DS would love it.

PlumsGalore Fri 21-Oct-16 12:23:53

I have done this before, but not for so many kids - I have no problem with the idea but don't envy the dynamics of ordering 50 Happy Meals from Maccy D's in one go!

PlumsGalore Fri 21-Oct-16 12:24:06

* 25 not 50!

BrieAndChilli Fri 21-Oct-16 12:26:36

I would pre order the happy meals. You could also buy the bags of fruit to chick in too?

WorraLiberty Fri 21-Oct-16 12:28:13

My kids attended lots of parties like that because the local leisure center (where most parties were held), didn't supply food and McDonalds was just around the corner.

The kids loved it and there was rarely any waste.

Remember to give Maccy Dees plenty of notice though grin

Artandco Fri 21-Oct-16 12:28:31

Mine haven't ever eaten so I would find a bit strange. Ds1 also couldn't eat due to allergies anyway. Would you be ordering same thing for everyone?

I'm not sure x25 happy meals at what £4? Would be cheaper than just providing something basic from home though? £100 is a lot of money, and if cost is an issue you might be better off making from home for £30

user1474627704 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:28:53

I think that sounds expensive for the hosts. I couldn't care less about it from a nutrition point of view.

FV45 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:29:53

My kid would love it and I'd be fine with it.

EssentialHummus Fri 21-Oct-16 12:31:17

I don't think a kid's party is the time to fret about nutrition (and they can have apples/carrots instead of crisps if you're worrying about that). Price wise it's probably not the cheapest option.

clare2307 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:31:22

It's a party, I would expect junk food smile My DD(7) would be delighted with a happy meal

Highlandfling80 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:31:47

I think they are about £2.70 each. I would go for it op.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 21-Oct-16 12:32:35

Art if you're paying £4, you're being ripped off! £1.99 here, and Maccies used to offer really good group rates.

Soubriquet Fri 21-Oct-16 12:32:41

We did actually question this a few weeks ago as I saw a McDonald's with 25 happy meals being made up

I don't think it works out that badly priced

£2.50 a meal is £62 and you know that everyone will happily eat it.

You would probably spend at least £50 if not more on sandwhiches and stuff and will have loads of waste

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