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MintyandTink Sun 22-Jun-08 22:08:54

Having been to a few birthday parties since my little one was born I am quite shocked at the shit quality of the food being served at bday parties.

Shitty cocktail sausages- yuk, rancid carrot sticks, hard cheese just to provide some examples.

The thing that gets me is not the kind of food but the bloody quality... CRAPITTY CRAPITTY CRAP!

Rant over.

bogie Sun 22-Jun-08 22:09:41

What would you like to see served at a kiddys party?

Oh good grief. It's one meal out of the millions your dc will eat. Party food is what it is. Bah blardy humbug to you.

Romy7 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:10:37

PFB alert!

Gobbledigook Sun 22-Jun-08 22:10:49

Oooh, get you.

Perhaps you'd better start declining invitations?

What an attitude.

ranting Sun 22-Jun-08 22:11:32

Would Tarquin prefer caviar at the next one? Sustainably fished of course.wink

maidamess Sun 22-Jun-08 22:11:38

You are not going to turn into the kind of Mum who brings her OWN food to parties, are you?

JamieOliverAteMyChickens Sun 22-Jun-08 22:11:45

I love party food. The best thing about going to kids parties is being able to absentmindedly pick at party rings and cocktail sausages. Yum.

pooka Sun 22-Jun-08 22:11:52

Get over it!

Tis only 1 meal out of 1000+ a year (though depends how many birthday parties).

Not end of world.

Romy7 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:17

greasy chicken dippers, mmmm

MintyandTink Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:35

nice crisps, nice humous, nice sausages...

not shitty crisps, crappy humous and tesco value sausages.

I find it almost disrespectful to serve such shitty food yuk yuk yuk

GreatAuntieWurly Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:36

i love party food too, tis one of the only times that my kids get to eat "crap" and get away with it.

Miaou Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:44

ber-limey. I like nice food but birthday parties are about - crappy cocktail sausages, cheese and pineapple on sticks, fairy cakes, tuna sandwiches ... oooh and jelly and ice cream smile

The kids love it. That's the point. Go somewhere else if you want smoked salmon and cream cheese!

tigertea Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:59

Is it eaten? In my experience, you can serve as many cheese sandwiches from your local deli as you like but it is the Tescos jam ones that get eaten. Surely what really matters is what they are eating on the days they are not going to parties, which I am sure far outweigh party days!

Romy7 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:12:59

french fancies that have been out of the packet too long!

LOL ranting although mother of Tarquin unlikely to write thank u in title...unless of course the butler is typing for her wink

lilolilmanchester Sun 22-Jun-08 22:13:58

Please share with us your perfect birthday menu ... I am pretty careful about what my children eat whilst under my control but am very relaxed about what they eat at parties, on the basis that it's "one meal out of millions" asDances said. Will bite my tongue for now. What age are your DCs by the way?

hatwoman Sun 22-Jun-08 22:14:23

maybe people aren;t interested in spending a load of money on the most expensive sausages/cheese/carrots (not sure how that one works, surely a carrot is a carrot) to see them wasted. kids eat k'all at a party. what pisses me off far more than the food or the quality, is the waste.

namechangecosfeelingsad Sun 22-Jun-08 22:15:09

Maybe it's a question of budget Mink...

I'd rather serve less expensive food but be able to afford to invite the whole class than have to start excluding people because I feel I should have to provide top quality grub to please the mums.

bogie Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:02

Disrespectful? WTF What if one could not afford to provide the best quality organic food should they be ashamed of themselfs for even considering throwing a party for there lo's

bogie Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:02

Disrespectful? WTF What if one could not afford to provide the best quality organic food should they be ashamed of themselfs for even considering throwing a party for there lo's

Kbear Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:16

Your ideal birthday food would be....?

Hulababy Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:32

I am afriad I will offer whatever I chose to at my child's birthday party. If you don''t like it - turn down invites.

And DD loves those little sausages grin Albeit suerved up with nice cheese, pitta, salad and veg sticks and humous.

But a party is a party - and children's parties are just that - parties for children. And TBh most children don;t care for the food so much - they are there for the fun!

Romy7 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:48

lol hatwoman. my friend recycles her paper plates for that reason.

big fat spread of cheap partyfood and sling the lot in a black plastic bag when it's over for another year.

spicemonster Sun 22-Jun-08 22:16:55

Don't let your DCs go to any more birthday parties. Problem solved

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