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.


Celebrate Valentine's Day With These Milkshake Ideas

It's common for restaurants to offer seasonal specials as a way to attract patrons, so if you've recently invested in some milkshake machines for your establishment, you may want to include them in your seasonal promotions. If you're launching a promotion for Valentine's Day, perhaps offering a special menu that couples can check out on this important date, it's logical to offer milkshakes as a dessert item. Many of the couples will enjoy sharing a milkshake with two straws, and it may help them to recall the sweet treats that they enjoyed while dating, perhaps several decades earlier. Here are some ideas that you can implement with your Valentine's Day milkshakes.


There's no shortage of flavors that you can consider for your special Valentine's Day milkshake menu. Obviously, you want to aim for red and pink milkshakes, given the association of these colors with this day. There's nothing wrong with choosing classics such as strawberry, raspberry, and cherry, but you might also wish to get a little more creative. A vanilla shake with chunks of red velvet cake will be appealing to many of your guests, and for those who enjoy something a little spicier, a milkshake with cinnamon syrup and chunks of small cinnamon hearts will be popular.


There are all sorts of approaches that you can take in terms of adding special items to your milkshakes to make them special. For enhanced visual appeal, consider garnishing the rim of your glasses. Coat the rim of each glass in a little sugar syrup, and then add red, white, and pink sprinkles just like you might add to a cake or a cupcake. Another option, and one that pairs well with your cinnamon heart milkshake, is to crush a number of cinnamon hearts and use them as a rim garnish. Of course, you can never go wrong with white or dark chocolate syrup around the rim, too.


You might want to market the idea that your Valentine's Day milkshakes can serve as a perfect way for people to propose to their significant other. Many people propose on this special day, and you may have some patrons who want to get into the fun. A patron could meet you in advance, perhaps by excusing himself or herself for a moment under the guise of using the bathroom. Then, he or she could give your staff the ring, which could be placed into a small plastic container and hidden at the bottom of the milkshake. As the couple drinks the milkshake together, the object will be exposed, at which time, the person can retrieve it and propose.

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