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Can we bring snacks to a children’s birthday party?

Parents often ask us if they can bring snacks to a children’s birthday party. So we’ve put this post together to help answer your queries.

Can we bring snacks to a children’s birthday party?

toasting marshmallows

Of course – although we find that you don’t need to as we’re all too busy having fun!

Due to covid-19 it’s important to avoid sharing of food and utensils. We advise parents making a booking with us to ask other parents to send their child with light snacks and a bottled drink. If you want to stop for a snack break, this can be factored in to your 1.5 hour party. So kids can refuel and get going again!

We will of course still be providing marshmallows to toast on the campfire!

Can the party organiser provide party snacks?

If you’d prefer you can bring snacks for your child’s party rather than asking other parents to provide them. In our experience, for a 1.5 hour party you only need a few snacks (e.g. crisps and a biscuit). As kids are focused on the activities and just need to refuel to carry on! It also avoids food waste.

If you’d like to bring snacks, you must make sure that you’re following current Welsh Government guidance, in particular to avoid sharing of food. We’ve put together some tips for you below:

  • Everyone to follow good hand hygeine
  • Avoid sharing of food – eg individual packets of crisps rather than sharing bags, snacks in sealed packaging where possible
  • If handing out food (eg sandwiches) parents to do this (after a hand wash)
  • Bring individual cupcakes or muffins rather than slice up a cake
  • Pack a rubbish bag as we ask that you take all rubbish and recycling home with you

Can we stay afterwards for food?

We’re afraid that we do not have capacity for you to stay in our woodland after your party. If you’d like a snack break, this will need to be factored into your 1.5 hour party time. We suggest focusing on the activities with your instructor, and head on somewhere afterwards for food. There’s plenty of places to choose from within a ten minute drive.

Let them eat cake!

No party is complete without a birthday cake! You’re very welcome to bring a birthday cake along with you (don’t forget candles and matches!) You’ll just need to follow the same guidance above, we suggest bringing individual cupcakes or some napkins to make it easier to hand out slices of cake.

And if you’re looking for a local cake maker, take a look at RB Cakes. Delicious (yes, we have taste tested them!), homemade cakes by student Rachel Blunt. We can even take delivery of your cake for you and bring it to your party (we promise not to eat a slice!)

All parents need to complete a parental consent form

All children coming to a party need to have a completed consent form, which we ask for in advance. On the form we ask about dietary requirements as we provide marshmallows. This is so that we’re aware if anyone needs us to provide vegan marshmallows (which are gelatin, dairy, egg, gluten and nut free)

Drop us a line

We’re very friendly here at Bushcraft Adventures so if you’ve booked a party, you’re thinking of booking one or your child has been invited to a party and you have any questions, please do get in touch!

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