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I am having a belated birthday party for ds on Saturday - he had a party last month with family, so this is just a get together for his friends. No presents (I hope & requested) and it is being help at a local nonprofit play house, there are toys (earth friendly), kitchen, house, boat, train, blocks, cars, ride on toys, etc. - Its a great place and the kids will have lots to do.<br><br>
On the evite I said we would be having pizza & cupcakes but I was wondering if I should have something else. It is later in the afternoon so it is after lunch, we are probably the healthiest eaters out of all of our friends and normally I wouldn't just give ds pizza alone but with salad or a vegetable.<br><br>
What do you think? Less is better financially and logistically because I have to take everything in and ring it out myself - I'm still not sure how I'm going to manage that but thats another post<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">.<br><br>
Would you think it was "tacky" (maybe not the right word) if you went to a kids party and there was just pizza and cake?
 

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If the adults are eating there as well I would add a salad.
 

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I think it's totally fine. Most people just have cake. I'd be thrilled if I went to a kid birthday party and got pizza! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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I'd cut up some fruit and veggies and leave that out as well. I know anytime I do that adults and kids alike eat it all up and it balances out the pizza.
 

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Totally fine. Can I come? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I wouldn't expect balance at a birthday party.
 

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Some apple slices would be nice, but totally not necessary.<br><br>
Mmmm, pizza and cupcakes!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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I wouldn't think anythong of it at all. And while I'm sure lots of kids eat healthily at home, what better reason than an birthday party to let loose?
 

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We've always put out a veggie platter along with the pizza (at our house, no schlepping involved) but the veggies barely get touched and the pizza gets devoured. I think you'll do fine with just pizza and cake and some sort of beverage.<br><br>
Maybe some raw mini-carrots to go with the pizza? It's not much to carry or buy but it IS a vegetable.
 

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It's the opposite at parties I've attended with DS. Usually there's pizza left over for the family's lunch next day (or dinner that night) but the veggies and fruit are all gone.
 

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I think its fine, thats what all the parents would bring to the parties for their kids at DDs preschool last year.
 

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I think pizza and cupcakes sound great, especially since it's not even at lunch time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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When I have pizza parties or other parties with "good food", I used to always serve salad or veggies and they were never touched. I vowed to never serve veggies again at those types of parties and save them all for myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The only time I went to a kids party and actually saw someone eating something other than pizza and cake was when they served fresh fruit. The kids had thirds of the grapes and melons.<br><br>
I also liked the idea of baby carrots. They are easy and pretty cheap (usually).<br><br>
But if you can afford it, get a watermelon and cut it up or just grapes washed and de-stemmed.
 

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I think just pizza and cupcakes at a kids party is fine.<br>
Just cupcakes would probably be fine since it is not at a meal time.
 

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I would probably do a fruit tray but I am a little "fruit tray" crazed. I show up to dd's class parties with a fruit tray <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Plus with the various allergies in her class it is a lot easier.<br><br>
Just the pizza and cupcakes should be fine, I wouldn't think anything of it if someone didn't have anything beyond that.
 

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I always appreciate it when there's something besides pizza and cupcakes, since my son is allergic to wheat and dairy ;-). Fresh fruit and/or veggies are nice for snacking on. Costco (if you have one close and have a membership) has really, REALLY nice veggie trays, and also sells boxes of fresh apple wedges, packaged individually (like, ~5 wedges to a bag... wasteful packaging I know, but perfect for grabbing a few at a time like for a party or lunches).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd cut up some fruit and veggies and leave that out as well. I know anytime I do that adults and kids alike eat it all up and it balances out the pizza.</div>
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I would too. Only because DS is dairy allergic and wouldn't be able to have the other stuff offered <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Fruits/veggies are generally safe for most if you aren't sure of food allergies.<br><br>
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