childrens party games to avoid.

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 3:27am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

I contacted a tv programe this week that featured childrens parties. Mainly complaining that they should have mentioned nut allergies as they had peanut butter sandwiches as part of the party food. ( none of the food was safe for William!!!)
They very kindly phoned back and apologised and explained that they had run out of time and had a peanut allergic child with them, and that they are planning to talk about allergies soon.
But what i didnt mention and now kick myself for not mentioning was the party game they showed.
The game was with smarites, and straws the winner being the one who got the most smarties out of the bowl.
I wished that I pointed out that for the food allergic child , the game had a element of risk, re cross contaimination with the straws. I should have pointed out that the game was safer if played before food was eaten.
Most of the traditional party games have only the risk of having food as a prize for winning, not a risk in the game itself.
I do dimly remember the story of the australian teenager that died after playing a game that invovled eating peanut butter.
Has anyone else come across strange games that invovle an element of risk for food allergic children?

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 3:32am
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

My personal least favorite, bobbing for apples or eating the Donut of the string!
I am sure I can think of more, just wanted to add my 2 cents.

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 5:31am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

We were at an event once with a magician who threw peanuts into the audience of children!

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 5:33am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

sounds like my worst nightmare!

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 7:40am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Seen that done at parades and "children's entertainment" intermissions and county fairs too... Exactly. Makes me break out in a cold sweat- RUN AWAYYYYYYY!!!!

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