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What’s au courant in terms of tykes attending the reception? Plenty, notes Debbie Quain—though not all of it necessarily good. “Usually, when you have kids at a wedding, you want to create a menu for them that’s kid-friendly, like chicken fingers or mac and cheese,” says the Confetti Radio host. “But some planners are creating kids’ menus that are just scaled-down versions of the adult menus. A gourmet kids menu, if you will. I’ve found that kids typically go for the simplest dishes so I’m not sure how close you can get to the adult menu, which usually is pretty fancy at a wedding. Another trend we’re seeing is having games on hand for kids during the cocktail hour, like Giant Jenga. But I’m not convined that’s a good idea, either. I’d only do it if you can put the kids in a separate room with adult supervision.”
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