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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.

hatwoman Sun 22-Jun-08 22:17:07

hula hoops hula hoops hula hoops

do they count as "nice" crisps? they might not be handcooked (what a load of shite, can a hand really shake a fat fryer that much better than a machine hmm?) but, imvho, they are NICE. (the only waste I will tolerate. cos I eat them all up)

morocco Sun 22-Jun-08 22:17:08


am guessing you have not yet started on the 'party at ballpond' experience then? brace yourself for years of chicken nuggets and chips

SquiffyHock Sun 22-Jun-08 22:17:31

I can be a total food snob at times but it sounds like you are being a bit unreasonable. How do you make your judgements? I buy cocktail sausages from Waitrose but I doubt they're very different from Tesco value and you certainly wouldn't be able to see a difference.
How do you know it's 'crappy homous'??

LynetteScavo Sun 22-Jun-08 22:17:31

Rancid carrot sticks? hmm

Hard cheese???? shock

Maybe you need to improve the quality of your friends.

This so has to be a wind up grin

Hulababy Sun 22-Jun-08 22:18:01

MintyandTink - probably best you start turning down those invites; I don't think you can dictate what food budget people put on their parties!

meridian Sun 22-Jun-08 22:19:23

LOL... I must admit to be a bit of the bunting cupcake brigade on party food... I make homeade cupcakes, nachos with bean dip, birds shiny cobs with nice ham wink ... and a variety of fresh dips and veg... cookies and chocolates.... grin

<slinks off to polish muffin tins>

Sidge Sun 22-Jun-08 22:20:08

You've obviously not thrown a birthday party for a young child yet. They ignore the organic vegetables and hummus dip and scoff the party rings in neon colours and hula hoops.

That's what birthday parties are all about - cheese cubes on sticks and cheesy puffs that make your fingers orange. If children eat well 99.9% of the time the odd bit of crap food at a party won't hurt them.

If you want caviar and crudites take your own...

ranting Sun 22-Jun-08 22:20:27

Oh I want an invite to little Tinks next bday party, I hear they have a better class of carrot stick there.wink

unknownrebelbang Sun 22-Jun-08 22:20:47


AbbeyA Sun 22-Jun-08 22:21:02

I agree with spicemonster-refuse the invitations and the problem is solved!

bluenosesaint Sun 22-Jun-08 22:21:08

Mintyandtink, I suggest that you share your views with the party thrower - you may be pleasantly surprised.

My guess is that you would kill two birds with one stone more vile party food cos i'm pretty sure you and your little darling wouldn't be invited again ...

SquiffyHock Sun 22-Jun-08 22:21:58

What is a 'birds shiny cob'????

lilolilmanchester Sun 22-Jun-08 22:22:57

meridian, I too make most of the food for DCs' parties. But I don't get my knickers in a twist about my DCs eating crap every now and then (not that carrot sticks and cheese are crap, even if rancid and hard...) Let's wait for Minty to come back and share her birthday menu and hear how she looks after all the guests and gets the timeplan right so the food gets put out whilst in perfect condition. Whilst keeping to a budget.

MintyandTink Sun 22-Jun-08 22:24:58

It is not a big problem, i don't lose any sleep over it, my kids really have a good time, but it still shocks me that fairly educated, aware of the kind of shit that goes into food serves the crap to kids. It puzzles me and I wonder if they eat all that shit all the time or just buy the crappy shit for bday parties.

colacubes Sun 22-Jun-08 22:24:59

Blah blah blah, aload of bollocks, its a kids party not Gordon Fuckin Ramsay, for gawds sake, lighten up. There are people starving, dieing and your pissed about fuckin cocktail sausages, dont go, stay at home and eat alone, so you dont upset anyone with your ungrateful self.

SSSandy2 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:25:05

yes meridian what is it?!

meridian Sun 22-Jun-08 22:26:59

SquiffyHock-- Birds is the local bakery for the midlands.. the do these mini bread cobs that are well shiny... DS loves them becuse they are shiny...

kids eat what they will eat... I wasnt being snobbish about what I make.. I love to bake and cook... that is the fun bit about parties for me... hiding in the kitchen smile

SSSandy2 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:27:06

birds shiny cobs with nice ham

I HAVE to know

SquiffyHock Sun 22-Jun-08 22:27:16

If you Google 'birds shiny cob' you get this

Panfried on a bed of cupcakes anyone?

bluenosesaint Sun 22-Jun-08 22:27:32

Mmmm - i too often ponder such things minty ... and what conclusion, may i ask, do you draw?


SSSandy2 Sun 22-Jun-08 22:27:33

ah ok, thanks

SquiffyHock Sun 22-Jun-08 22:28:13

Lol Meridian! I wasn't being sniffy - I'd just never heard of them and I'm from the midlands!

mrsruffallo Sun 22-Jun-08 22:30:25

Eat before you go and avoid the food.
Unless you eat like that everyday it's really not a problem.

tortoiseSHELL Sun 22-Jun-08 22:31:49

Oh I hope you're not a mum of someone at ds1's party yesterday - we did hot dogs, with ketchup, cheese and tomato pizza (cheap from Asda), hula hoops, party rings, fairy cakes, chocolate fingers, chocolate animal biscuits, chocolate birthday cake.

They all loved it!

MintyandTink Sun 22-Jun-08 22:32:12

Meridian, i like your style!

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