It happens sometimes that you forget to count and make special arrangements for children in wedding reception catering. It is a matter of fact the children may not eat all types of food. So, there may be planned separate food station for children with their choice of food such as pizza, burger etc.
With your wedding caterer, discuss and prepare a list of food items, quantity that to be arranged and location (or corner) for the children food. Here are a few tip that your use.
Prepare the List of Children who will come at Reception
During course of wedding planning when you prepare a guest list, also prepare the list of children. You might know the number of children a particular guest has. The children are bound to accompany their parents at the reception venue. Take help of your family members or friends who may be knowing the many people (from your guest list) and their family size.
Prepare a Food Menu for Children
When you plan for reception catering, also prepare a schedule for children food menu. Some of the foods you may ask your caterer to provide are Chicken burgers, Cheese Pizza, Cheese Quesadillas, Pepperoni Pizza, Jelly Sandwiches, Banana Sandwiches, Salad Bar, Vegetable Crisps, Fruit Cocktail Cups etc. Take care of local weather and hygiene while planning for children food.
Arrangement of Seating
It is seen that most of the guests prefer to take food while they are standing, talking and roaming from one place to other at the wedding reception. But, the children may not be comfortable in doing so. Hence, the arrangements may be made for the children to sit at one place and take the food. They may be provided with attractive chairs and table so that the children will feel pleasure while taking food. The height of the chairs and tables may be within reach of children.
Decoration near Children's Food Station
The children like decorations and the flowers may be used near Children's Food Station to give special effects. This will not be too expensive but it will be a matter of enjoyment and pleasure for the children. The flowers may be of different kind or of the same according to your choice.
Don’t Forget to Include Deserts in Menu
Your reception menu is incomplete if you don’t include deserts in your wedding menu. In fact the deserts make a big impact on the guests (especially children). You make advice of your family members and friends regarding various types of deserts that may be included in your wedding reception menu.
The deserts included in your reception menu need not be very costly and big is size. For example, small size baked ricotta, meringue desserts etc. may add much fun and enjoyment to the children.
On the day of reception, deploy one person that will be available at the children food station who will keep an eye that all the children are served and feed in proper manner. If you do it, you will be remembered by your guests for long.