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lillichamummy Sun 28-Jun-15 15:38:15

Hi everyone. Not sure if this is right place to post because I'm new here but need your help.
Its my daughters birthday in 4 weeks and hired a hall for whole class to come but I'm stuck about what to do for food. Most parties she's been too alot has been wasted so was thinking maybe a lunch bag for each child or hotdogs ? Aibu to not do food
Any suggestions would be appreciated and how would I write no food on invites but allow them to pick sandwiches etc ?
Thanks xx

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 15:39:59

If they can pick sandwiches then there is food?

TheNumberfaker Sun 28-Jun-15 15:46:42

You can't do a party without food. Even if you ask for sandwich preferences, you will still have some wastage. Put a minimal amount out to begin with, then walk round with extras?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 15:50:47

I agree, you can't do a party without food.

But I'm confused by your post in that you say you may give them hotdogs? Or they could pick sandwiches.

Kampeki Sun 28-Jun-15 15:52:49

Hot dogs and sandwiches are food. You don't need to provide anything else, if you don't want to, though some sort of sweet treats would usually be the norm.

usualsuspect333 Sun 28-Jun-15 15:53:02

If there is a kitchen I would do hotdogs.

usualsuspect333 Sun 28-Jun-15 15:54:39

Hot dogs, few bowls of crisps, few plates of biscuits and fairy cakes.

That should do it.

meglet Sun 28-Jun-15 15:57:55

instead of crisps in a bowl go out and buy dirt cheap value multi packs so they can have a packet each.

individually wrapped cake bars too.

Don't make carrot sticks.

usualsuspect333 Sun 28-Jun-15 16:01:04

Good idea about packets of crisps.

snala Sun 28-Jun-15 16:10:33

Stick in some pizzas, hot dogs, crisps, a few choc fingers and ice lollies for pudding.
Couldn't be simpler and will go down a treat!

downgraded Sun 28-Jun-15 16:15:34

To minimize waste I would do food in an individual lunchbox each.

You can get paper ones like you get cream cakes in, and get your dd to decorate the top for each guest.

Then you stick a sandwich, crisps, drink and whatever else in each one.

Lilybensmum1 Sun 28-Jun-15 16:21:17

Hi, I did lunch boxes at the last parties I organised. They are convenient and you do get less waste. I found they saved time I prepared them at home and took them ready to the party.

I put in 3 sandwiches, crisps, sausages, carrot/grapes, cake/biscuit and I think some cheese. Most people took the boxes with them .

I think you have to do some sort of food. I found this way the less stressful and wasteful. Good luck.

shattered77 Sun 28-Jun-15 16:50:28


nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 28-Jun-15 16:52:51

I bought big pizzas and cut up into squares for last 2 parties I did. kids loved it and hardly any waste. I also cut up grapes and cucumber, big bowls of crisps and little cakes.

the lunch boxes work out v expensive and still some waste. best way is dont go overboard, and keep food kid friendly. grin

NathalieM Tue 30-Jun-15 11:49:02

A pre-packaged lunchbox sounds like a good idea, and there's companies which provide themed boxes on the day if you're concerned about doing it yourself.

And I'm afraid there's always going to be waste unfortunately, but it's great that you're working to minimise it. Good luck! x

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