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Lemonade at six year old's party?

(164 Posts)
Smithagain Tue 22-Jul-08 13:10:34

Yes or no?

DD1 would love to have lemonade at her birthday party this week. She regards it as a huge treat.

I reckon some of her friends have probably been drinking fizzy drinks on special occasions for a while. But a few most definitely haven't. Of the latter, some only drink water anyway - but we have one younger sibling coming who I'm pretty confident has never had a fizzy drink and will most certainly love it!

So do I go for it? Or put my health-conscious foot down in the interests of harmony with my mummy friends? grin Your votes please, mumsnet food police.

juneybean Tue 22-Jul-08 13:11:52

Yes! It's her birthday! But have water available

WideWebWitch Tue 22-Jul-08 13:11:56

I'mn in thge food police part time and I say yay, it's a party, she wants it. You can always check with parents if they're stayting and are going to be worried about it. But I expect they'll drop and run so won't be around to make a decision. Your party, your choice, go for it.

TillyScoutsmum Tue 22-Jul-08 13:12:14

Yes - Its a party

ExterminAitch Tue 22-Jul-08 13:12:24

go for it. i love lemonade. if you put truckloads of ice in it then it'll at least be a bit dilute.

iBundle Tue 22-Jul-08 13:12:43

go for it!
i bought pricey, pink lemonade the other day.

dd2 still won't drink it though!

Rubyrubyruby Tue 22-Jul-08 13:12:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

savoycabbage Tue 22-Jul-08 13:13:14

I vote for including it in a small selection of drinks as it is specially requested by your dd and it is her birthday. And have milk too for extra brownie points.

belgo Tue 22-Jul-08 13:13:24

Lemonade is fine, you can always get an organic one.

Anything with caffiene or e numbers I wouldn't like at a child's birthday party, but I wouldn't complain either.

Gateau Tue 22-Jul-08 13:13:30

Oh for FFS, just let the child have a treat.
Poor lambs - a water-only diet. How boring! Now how would we like that?

TheFallenMadonna Tue 22-Jul-08 13:13:33

Oh I would. Have other options available. Offer a choice. No worries.

NormaSnorks Tue 22-Jul-08 13:13:52

Personally I wouldn't. I've tried to avoid my DC getting a taste for fizzy drinks for as long as possible, on the basis that what they don't know, they can't nag me about.

They are now 8 & 6, and only very occasionally get a lemondae when we're out somewhere.

DS1 usually spouts something about it rotting his teeth grin

Why not give her some later at home if you want her to have some as a treat?

The other mums will thank you for NOT introducing their children to it...

Snaf Tue 22-Jul-08 13:14:05

<<adjusts police hat>>

Well, it's a party. so no big deal, imo. Plus, there's lemonade and lemonade - it's probably possible to get some that isn't nightmarish aspartame-y shite.

You could always make your own with organic lemons if you want to please the naysayers grin

NomDePlume Tue 22-Jul-08 13:14:31

FGS, it's lemonade at a party not cyanide and mass suicide pacts.


The food nazis have a LOT to answer for.

Rubyrubyruby Tue 22-Jul-08 13:14:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Egg Tue 22-Jul-08 13:14:42

Lemonade is fine IMO. And delicious, esp when mixed with LAGER grin.

batters Tue 22-Jul-08 13:14:59

yes but check with parents first I think. It's the sort of thing where you could log onto MN to find a thread about it otherwise.

cardy Tue 22-Jul-08 13:15:11

Go on be a rebel.

Why not add Iron Bru, Coke and that blue energy stuff to the options too. grin

Seriously, if she wants it and it's treat then have it.

Smithagain Tue 22-Jul-08 13:15:38

The trouble is, it appears to be the little lambs themselves that prefer water. Can't get my head round it myself. Its the easily-corrupted ones I'm more concerned about.

Liking the way the vote is going so far, though.

NormaSnorks Tue 22-Jul-08 13:16:10

If you do, you will have to deal with the sugar rush and associated behaviour grin

DS1 goes mad when he has a fizzy drink, which may also be colouring my judgement here....

TheFallenMadonna Tue 22-Jul-08 13:16:21

Well, water is a pretty easy alternative, so that's OK.

WideWebWitch Tue 22-Jul-08 13:17:00

Offer them water too. organic lemonade although it might be missing the point from your dd's pov if she wants a sugar hit

Doodle2U Tue 22-Jul-08 13:17:08

Red Bull is also fun to have at childrens parties.wink

<runs off, cackling>

Smithagain Tue 22-Jul-08 13:17:25

Ah - all the negative votes came in while I was typing that.

And I've got aspartame-laden R Whites in the cupboard too sad Didn't think to check - just thought it was a good one so wouldn't have sweeteners.

Bugger - personally I'm happy with fizz for special occasions, but less keen on sweetener.

cardy Tue 22-Jul-08 13:17:32

you don't need to give then pints of the stuff and have juice and water as alternatives.

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