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to think you should over food and drink at a kids party?

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Daddypigsgusset Sun 27-Oct-13 22:21:52

I took ds to his friends party tonight. It was in a labour club thing. No party food provided and no drinks, not even for the kids. Had to buy from the bar and some parents had brought no money. Aibu to think that a few sandwiches and a carton of juice are a given at kids party? Twas very strange :-S

frogspoon Sun 27-Oct-13 22:24:53

That is odd. What time was the party?

Depending on timing you might expect more/ less food to be on offer, but you would always expect at least a drink and a snack I would think. Even if it was just squash and some crisps, would be better than nothing.

CoffeeTea103 Sun 27-Oct-13 22:26:56

Yanbu, they should have had something for the kids at least.

bundaberg Sun 27-Oct-13 22:27:49

how weird. what time was it?

CaptainSweatPants Sun 27-Oct-13 22:29:31

What was the actual party then?
A disco?
Bouncy castle?

Daddypigsgusset Sun 27-Oct-13 22:29:37

It was 4- 5:30.
Regardless of time I would've thought that a tray of sandwiches, a bowl of crisp and a few cartons were the minimum.
Some kids were gong to parents asking them for a drink and they were without money and very embarrassed. it was so awkward!

moldingsunbeams Sun 27-Oct-13 22:35:16

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Daddypigsgusset Sun 27-Oct-13 22:36:30

It was a disco with a dj. All the more weird! Lots of dancing and jumping around, Hot and sweaty kids all over. No party bags either. Lovely little girl and hope she had a great day but can't help selfishly feeling short changed for the three hours out of my life plus present and then having to pay for a drink for my ds. That makes me awful and sends me straight to hell eeek

Caitlin17 Sun 27-Oct-13 22:36:40

Very odd. What did the party consist of? Were there lots of things to do?

lookingfoxy Sun 27-Oct-13 22:37:38

Never been to a kids party without food and drink, even just squash and sandwiches for the kids would have done.

moldingsunbeams Sun 27-Oct-13 22:38:02

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foreverondiet Sun 27-Oct-13 22:38:59

Odd. How old is your DS?

As a minimum bottles of water and disposable cups (or cartons juice), biscuits or cake and crisps or chocolate.

MrsCakesPremonition Sun 27-Oct-13 22:41:10

I'd expect some kind of snack and drink for the children. Personally I'd probably also provide a snack and a drink for parents - but that bit isn't essential.

CaptainSweatPants Sun 27-Oct-13 22:41:16

How is 4pm - 5.30pm 3 hours of your life?!!!
I guess the parents were skint sad

CaptainSweatPants Sun 27-Oct-13 22:42:04

Maybe when they booked it they thought the venue would provide squash

Retroformica Sun 27-Oct-13 22:42:50

Free water from bar!

Agree it's weird though

dovaffanculo Sun 27-Oct-13 22:46:10

If this was the childs first party then I would maybe assume the parents had no idea that refreshments would be required.But then again that means that neither of them had ever been to a party either...

Most peculiar .

Nowt so queer as folk grin

Daddypigsgusset Sun 27-Oct-13 22:47:12

4-6.30 sorry blush
Long time for 7/8 year old to bounce around with no food Or drink
Just felt a bit early to feed him before we went and he was chewing his own arm off by the time we got back.
I just kept wondering whether they had a buffet in the boot and forgot to bring it in

SeaSickSal Sun 27-Oct-13 22:48:27

I suspect that what may have happened is the parents had intended to bring food but been told by the venue that they are not allowed and only food and drink purchased there can be consumed.

It would be really hard to buy something for every kid at bar prices. If they had the bar open it sounds like this might be the case.

WorraLiberty Sun 27-Oct-13 22:49:20

That's very weird

They should have provided drinks and a few nibbles at the very least.

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Sun 27-Oct-13 22:50:04


what a crappy way to treat guests

We've done kids parties on a shoestring budget but there's no excuse for not providing some cheap nibbles and squash or even water. Kids always get so hot and thirsty at parties

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 27-Oct-13 22:58:33

I never expect food when taking DC to a party.

A birthday cake and drinks I do, but not food.

ZZZenagain Sun 27-Oct-13 23:00:08

never been to a child's birthday party where there was no food and drink offered.

Daddypigsgusset Sun 27-Oct-13 23:03:52

There was a very fancy, and I assume costly, cake and we sung happy birthday etc. but they took it home intact so none was given out. I had forgotten about that!

ZenNudist Sun 27-Oct-13 23:05:14

Yanbu that is tea time. If there was no food they should have warned the parents. But I don't know much about the feeding & watering of dc over 3yo.

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