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Do you remove sweets and chocolate from party bags?

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nappyaddict Sat 03-Oct-09 19:18:01

If so would you prefer you kids didn't have those things at the party to eat as well or is it just in the party bags that you mind?

nickytwotimes Sat 03-Oct-09 19:19:30

I leave maybe one sweet in and take out any others as ds has usually eaten so much crap at the party that I fear for his pancreas. wink

Dogwouldlikeanotherpup Sat 03-Oct-09 19:20:04

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mwff Sat 03-Oct-09 19:23:13

nope, she has a few bits out of the bag on the way home, then they go up on the fridge and she has bits and pieces out of it over the next few days/weeks. once it's been there a month or so bin it.

otherwise rarely have sweets so is no biggie.

bibbitybobbityCAT Sat 03-Oct-09 19:23:14

No I do not remove anything from the party bags - but I don't allow the dc to eat them all at once immediately after the party. They go in the sweets jar at home to have at a later date.

LynetteScavo Sat 03-Oct-09 19:26:06

I remove lolly pops, and any sweets if I can. My DC's are older and wiser now, so it's not always possible. I don't object so much to chocolate.

I don't mind my DC's eating crap at the party (well, I do, but I've learned to live with it) so if fruit shoots and sausage rolls are on the menue, so be it...but if the party bag is then crammed with sweets as well, I do get a bit cheesed off.

Personally I thnk cake is enough of a treat in the party bag not to need extra sweets, and I would hope there were some crudites and grapes in the party food, as my chilren do eat them.

edinburger Sat 03-Oct-09 19:26:45

I tend to remove the really hard core sweets - eg refreshers or haribo but leave any chocolate.

I also binned a hand grenade shaped water pistol from the last party bag shock

nappyaddict Sat 03-Oct-09 19:28:54

Lynette would you remove sugar free lollies?

hairycaterpillar Sat 03-Oct-09 19:30:23

"really hard core sweets" oh please get a life they are not drugs! A sweetie once in a while will NOT kill them.

foxinsocks Sat 03-Oct-09 19:30:33

only if I want to eat them myself

but that is a bit mean

muggglewump Sat 03-Oct-09 19:30:37

No, and I never have.
It didn't occur to me that anyone would do that.
DD loves the bag as much as the party, and I let her eat all the sweets in it, I even blow up the balloon (I hate balloons).

Arsed Sat 03-Oct-09 19:32:22

No i let her eat them all at once.

Then i brush her teeth really well.

muggglewump Sat 03-Oct-09 19:34:04

What do you mean by older and wiser?
DD is 8, she knows about eating a balanced diet, as that's what we eat at home, but surely a bag full of crap at a party can be incorporated in to that?

Lilyloooohhhh Sat 03-Oct-09 19:35:45

i leave them to it tbh parties aren't every day

franklymydear Sat 03-Oct-09 19:36:56

no because I am not a brain-numbed control freak who thinks that children need a nut-roasted lentil diet only and a bit of sugar will tip them over the edge into becoming a prole

lavenderkate Sat 03-Oct-09 19:40:18

I let them eat all the sweets on their return .
Figure its better for their teeth than spread out over a week. When you get to DC3 though morals are allover the place smile

lavenderkate Sat 03-Oct-09 19:41:11

Just like Arsed !

Gingeme Sat 03-Oct-09 19:49:11

I only remove lollypops and make sure they are sitting still in one place to eat them because my sister was that child who fell with one in her mouth and it went into her throat. It was about 20 years ago but I still remember her turning blue [sgoch] She has never touched one since sad

LynetteScavo Sat 03-Oct-09 19:49:13 sugar free would be fine, unless we were going home in the car...but I would oprobably let them have them once we were home. The same with choclote lollys, of which I'm quite a fan! smile

Sometimes I let them eat them, othertimes no. I do like to be inconsistent. I don't mind them eating them at the party either.

Foxy, I too remove them if they look far too good for the dc. grin

What really puzzles me, is why in the UK, the birthday cake goes home with the kids in a bag, to get all hard and yeuky? Why not just eat it at the party?

Wallace Sat 03-Oct-09 19:59:11

I don't get it either, master. And if you are my ds you take the party bag to bed with you and the cake ends up in bed too..

As for removing sweeties. Of course not. But a having a vague suspicion that I might have when my PFB was little blush

mwff Sat 03-Oct-09 19:59:28

parents always eat the cake ime - couldn't believe the number of complements we got from mil's homemade cake, wasn't the kids giving em

bluejeans Sat 03-Oct-09 19:59:39

I agree with Foxinsocks and Mugglewump!

belgo Sat 03-Oct-09 20:00:17

I remove them if they are rubbish and eat them myself and remove them if they are delicious and eat them myself.

Anything in between, the kids get to keepwink. They only exception being a party bag containing three cola flavour lollipops and two hard toffees, which none of us could eat, so they all went in the bin.

Danthe4th Sat 03-Oct-09 20:01:17

You are joking aren't you, for heavens sake how often do they go to partys, get it over and done with and eat them then they're gone. We don't have sweet jars etc. we don't make a big deal about sweets and chocolate, my children have them occasionally, I think if you turn them into a special thing then they want them more often, and if you deny them when they are old enough to buy their own they will and you then can't do anything about it.

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