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Old 11-17-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hi I'm having a party for my son's 6th birthday. We're doing it at a McDonalds play place, that has the arcade games & the big play area.

I've invited 15 children; the package includes a minimum of 10 but I figured everyone wouldn't come. However, I'm wondering if it's expected that I provide food for the parents too. The prices are quite high:

Medium Drinks Free refills for soda, regular lemonade or iced tea - $2.19 each

Pizza:
Family Style 1 Topping - $10.49 each
Family Style Veggie - $11.49 each

Chicken McNuggets
Small Platter (50-feeds 10) - $16
Medium Platter (100-feeds 20) - $30
Large Platter (200-feeds 40) - $55

Chicken Selects:
Small Platter (30-feeds 10) - $25
Medium Platter (60-feeds 20) - $48
Large Platter (120-feeds 40) - $89

Sandwich & Wrap Platters (feeds 10-15 people)
Assorted Wrap Platter - $75.90
(Turkey, Crispy Chicken, Buffalo & Veggie with coleslaw in center)

Assorted Panini Platter - $75.90
(Turkey Club, Pastrami & Chicken with coleslaw in center)

I was thinking of doing 15 drinks & then maybe a medium chicken nugget platter but that's pushing my bill over $300....I haven't been to many parties for kids; am I expected to feed the parents or is it ok to just provide food for the kids. Thanks for responding!
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Just curious what time of day the party is scheduled? NO, you do not have to feed the adults. If they are malnourished, they can fork over 99c for a burger.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Just curious what time of day the party is scheduled? NO, you do not have to feed the adults. If they are malnourished, they can fork over 99c for a burger.
The party is at 2pm on a Saturday.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Then definitely no. They can steal their kids food if they are desperate!
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Back at home in western Washington!
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I would say "no", you aren't expected to feed the adults. In my experience, you will have many parents drop off their kids for the party and return to pick them up later anyway.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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2 p.m on a Saturday? I would provide the cake, ice cream, and drinks to hydrate (since they are playing) and not worry about providing the lunch stuffs. By 2pm, most kids have already eaten lunch. And no way to feeding the adults, partly because THEY should have already had lunch, and if they haven't.. they can buy for themselves. Heck, if they haven't fed their kids lunch by that time, they should buy some for their kids, too!
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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The party is at 2pm on a Saturday.
Out here most people assume if the party is at two, lunch is not included. People have parties at that time specifically so they don't have to pay for lunch for the kids. So, you don't have to provide for the adults, and most probably won't be expecting it for the kids either.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Out here most people assume if the party is at two, lunch is not included. People have parties at that time specifically so they don't have to pay for lunch for the kids. So, you don't have to provide for the adults, and most probably won't be expecting it for the kids either.
Right. And if I had a party at two and the kids were getting a meal I'd tell the parents not to give them a big lunch. Otherwise there's going to be a lot of food wasted.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Thanks for the advice. I was worried that not having food for the adults would be tacky.

The kids get a happy meal, which isn't exactly a lot of food but it comes with the package. A happy meal, drink, a goodie bad, cake & ice cream & tokens for the arcade for each child.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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McDonald's is crap.
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