Eating Out with Kids

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Eating Out with Kids

Hi. My name is Laurie Taylor. My husband Max and I have four children all under the age of twelve. One of the things we enjoy doing as a family is having a night out eating at a restaurant. You are probably thinking, "They enjoy eating at restaurants with four young children?" Yes, it can prove to be a challenge at times, but for the most part we have found ways to keep the children happy, and we all have a great time. There have been many times when other patrons have come up to us and comment on how well behaved our children are. I would like to share some of the ways we make eating out as a family an enjoyable experience for all. From toddler to Daddy, everyone has a lovely evening.


Are You Getting A Group Together For Dinner?

Are you having a mini friend reunion? Perhaps you have people, maybe even extended family members, in from out of town and you want to entertain them. Whatever the reason that you are getting a group together for dinner, from entertaining at your own home to taking them for south waterfront eats, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a fun and memorable time together.

A Meal At Home - Are your guests staying with you or are they staying at a hotel? Either way, it might be enjoyable for them to have an evening at your house, getting to be with your family and having one of your home-cooked meals. Think of making it special by giving them choices that complement each other. For example, if you are good at making soups, consider making two or three of them so that your guests can try each one of them. Offer crusty artisan bread to go with the soup. Something like grilled pizza with meatballs on the side would be great, too. Whatever you select for your stay-at-home main dish, consider serving a decadent dessert to end the meal.

A Meal Away From Home - Have you decided that your guests would love to try a restaurant instead of eating at your house? Maybe they've expressed that, or perhaps you just want to show off one of your town's restaurants. Are you lucky enough to live by the water? If so, think about taking your guests to a south waterfront restaurant that has a great bar. Start off with some grown-up beverages and an appetizer while you start your evening together. Then follow drinks with a great meal. The south waterfront bar and restaurant might be famous for their excellent seafood. 

Consider starting off at your house with a light refreshment, maybe lemonade and a cheese tray and then moving on to a south waterfront bar and restaurant. By doing so, your guests can have a sweet taste of being entertained right in your home and of spending time with your children. After your time at home, head for the waterfront for the main event. Another idea is to have drinks and appetizers at one south waterfront bar and then move onto a south waterfront restaurant for your main course and dessert.

Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to end the evening with some memorable local entertainment, such as local theater or a dance hall for some extra fun.