DD is having about 15 friends to her party at home. I will be doing the usual sandwiches, vegetable sticks etc party food. Do you think it's better to let the children help themselves from a buffet and use a plate or for me to put a selection of food in a party box for each child (like the ones on PartyPieces.co.uk) and offer more or other food for those who don't seem to be eating much from their box?
ps. for anyone who has seen that his is my third message tonight on this theme... yes, this is the first party that I have ever done at home
Oh this is only the second one I've seen - will hunt out the 3rd !
Boxes definitely - much less waste. Last year, dd's 3rd, I did plates and made loads of extra to be on the safe side. This year I did boxes and there was so much less waste.
Sandwiches (a choice of ham, marmite or jam) - didn't put these in the boxes but took them round after htey had the boxes and had 2 sandwiches wrapped in cling film packet of hula hoops 3 mini sausages (in a snack bag) raisins cupcake bottle of juicy water
Not boxes - my dc;s are veggie , no one ever asks and when they get boxes they are full of meat ( sausages, ham sandwiches etc). I also see the same with the non veggie kids who just don't like half of what is in the boxes and it gets wasted! Probably just a personal view based on two recent parties!