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4 years 11 months ago #258449 by bandile
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Hi All,

I hope you are well and had a fab Easter Celebrations! I am busy planning my daughter's 5th birthday. I am hosting it at a venue, and they do all the decorations, party packs and food for the kids. Adult would have to order from their menu.

What I would like to find out is, is it ok to ask the parents to pay for their own meals? would this come across as being rude? or do you suggest I also order a food platter for adults as well? (budget is restricting me though)

Has any of you ladies hosted a party at a restaurant and have asked parents to pay for their own meals.?

Thank you!

:)

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4 years 11 months ago #258455 by 3xmom
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HI!!

It is acceptable to expect the parents to pay for themselves.

I have been to a few spur parties, where we had to pay our own food and drinks and nobody thought bad of it. I hosted my oldest 7th bday at Panarottis and because very few kids showed up we decided to cover the bill which was including the tip under R1000.

You can, if your budget allow it do a platter and have them pay for their drinks. but I take it that if my children get invited to a bday party at a restaurant, I plan to pay my bill myself unless otherwise stated. :)

enjoy the party Mommy!!
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4 years 11 months ago #258548 by bandile
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Thank you so much for the reply. I now feel less stressed. The brithday girll can not
not wait.

:)

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4 years 11 months ago #258550 by 3xmom
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no problem!!

enjoy! ;)

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4 years 11 months ago #258633 by Vendah
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hi ladies

i find it very strange to be invited to a party and be expected to pay for food, we buy people gifts when we go to parties not pay for our food. we all know that you can not have a bday party for kids without parents, so either go for an option you can afford or do the platters, food are part of the party

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4 years 11 months ago #258661 by bandile
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Hi,

I think it depends on the people you invite then. it is a kids party afterall, so you have to provide food for the kids, parents can pay for themselves. some people go overboard with their meals and take advantage of the fact that they are not paying, then the host ends up over spending.

for me its all about the kids having fun.

:)

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4 years 11 months ago #258664 by 3xmom
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I agree with you Bandile! :)

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