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To feed or not to feed, that is my question

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Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 11:52:16

I haven't used Mumsnet for years but I have a question I'd like a selection of opinions on.

So - my DD3 is about to turn 6. She didn't want a party and has instead invited 6 of her friends to a local show. It starts at 2pm, finishes 50 minutes later.

I was thinking 3pm was too early for tea and they would have had lunch before. If I was taking them for tea then I'd drive them all to the local Pizza Express.

If I take snacks 7 drinks with me for the duration of the show and then take them all for an ice-cream to Baskin Robins after is that cool do you think or would you expect your DD to be fed if she were invited?


I would expect them to be fed. Early tea at 4 ish would be fine, pizza sounds perfect. Plus, to get to a show at 2pm they will probably have had a pretty early lunch?

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 11:57:45

Yeah I'm thinking people expect their kids to be fed, but show finishes at 2.50 and restaurant is 1 minute down the road so it's a REALLY early tea. We'd be at the restaurant by 3.10 at the very latest! Hmmmmmm.

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 11:59:10

All parents live locally so they would have to leave their houses at 2.30 to get to show in time. Wouldn't have to have been a hugely early lunch and I would of course give them snacks and drinks during he show.

pizzaqueen Tue 17-Sep-13 12:05:33

I think snacks during show then out for ice cream is fine and a lovely birthday treat! Just make it clear on the invite that's what the plan is.

As they'll be with you 2pm-4pm ish and live locally they won't be missing a family meal time so can eat with their families at home.

treadheavily Tue 17-Sep-13 12:06:59

Not at all. I think a show and an ice cream is lovely.

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 12:07:04

It's great when I get an opinion I was hoping for! He heeee!!!!! wink

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 12:08:11

Ok, feeling less guilty about not giving them a big meal now, thanks.
2 - it's ok. and 1 - not so ok.

TeamSouthfields Tue 17-Sep-13 12:12:13

Snacks and drinks during the show and ice-cream after would be fine...

Make these plans clear to the parents tho !

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 12:16:00

Yes, I'll make sure that I am clear about food plans if we decide just to do snacks and ice-cream, thank you xx

BeGoodElliot Tue 17-Sep-13 12:19:57

Agree that snacks/ice cream is fine within those times!

But I actually wanted to say Wow!! at your DD3 turning 6, I remember your posts from years ago! grin How time flies. (I've been here for years but name change often!)

Thomcat Tue 17-Sep-13 12:25:22

Hi BeGoodElliot - thanks and that's nice of you. Yeah 6 going on 16!
DD1 just started at secondary school!!!!!!!!!!

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