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Birthday party advice: please help!

Anonymous
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Ok, I'm sure this has been asked somewhere. But I need some advice I guess on birthday party etiquette. My dd turned 5 and we are doing a bouncy house party (at the business not our house) and the only time slot we could get was a 5-7p.

Here's my Q, since that's dinner time would you expect me to feed your child? Or parent and children? I didn't specify on invites because I didn't think of it at the time and now I'm thinking damn I don't want to be that tacky person! Since it is dinner time....but I have to buy THEIR crappy food kind of like Chuckee Cheese. And it's not cheap, the party is already not cheap so throwing a bunch of over priced food in the mix is not something I want to do, bit if I have to I guess I will.

I need some opinions, what did any of you do in this situation?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 25, 2013 at 3:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 25, 2013 at 3:16 AM
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I would expect you to buy my kids dinner especially since the party is when my kids eat dinner.

marney.p
by Bronze Member on May. 25, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Cant you just do cheap crappy party food?

Or make a plate of sanddwiches.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM
Ok but just the children? Not yourself?
Tia

Quoting Anonymous:

I would expect you to buy my kids dinner especially since the party is when my kids eat dinner.

SJG1013
by SJG on May. 25, 2013 at 3:22 AM
Can you just rent a bounce house for at your house?
mudwrap
by Silver Member on May. 25, 2013 at 3:26 AM
I always throw in activities and the food!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 25, 2013 at 3:43 AM
No, they won't let me. I have to buy the food they supply

Quoting marney.p:

Cant you just do cheap crappy party food?

Or make a plate of sanddwiches.

marney.p
by Bronze Member on May. 25, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Well then burger anc drink for the kids. Adults pay for there own

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 25, 2013 at 3:47 AM
No, I've already paid for the party and its tomorrow anyways

Quoting SJG1013:

Can you just rent a bounce house for at your house?
Omd12
by on May. 25, 2013 at 3:49 AM
I think that I would feed my kids before sending them to a party at 5pm.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 25, 2013 at 3:59 AM
See this is what I'm really worried about since I didn't put it on the invite I'm afraid of getting all this food and them already eating. There really won't be a lot of time to eat. They get to jump for 1 1/2 hours then do cake and presents on the last 30 minutes. So I would have to cut the jumping time short or buy extra time in the party room to eat :/ either wag more money

Quoting Omd12:

I think that I would feed my kids before sending them to a party at 5pm.
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