FORT RILEY, Kan. - On March 15, kids and parents took the opportunity to combine food and fun at Riley's monthly brunch.

This month, the brunch was kid-themed, and featured a child-size buffet loaded with foods favored by most kids, such as French toast sticks.

As adults lingered over their coffee and breakfast, kids, many of them still dressed for church, ran from activity to activity or watched movies playing on the conference center's big screens.

"It busier than we expected," said Riley's manager, Jillian Singleton, pausing in the act of making balloon animals.

"Everyone seems to be having a good time," she said.

Singleton said there were three movies playing during the brunch, which was held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The G-rated films were "Cars," "Finding Nemo" and "Monsters, Inc."

In addition to balloon animals, kids got their faces painted, played with blocks and colored.

Besides the kids and Families, another special guest made an appearance at the buffet. Riley Bear had hugs not only for the kids, but for Singleton as well.

For adults, brunch consisted of a full breakfast and lunch buffet, including an omelet station, carving station and desert station.

Maj. Thomas Giannini was one of the adults who attended the brunch. He said it was nice to see something this kid-friendly being offered on Fort Riley.

"The food is very good and there is a good selection," he said.

The next brunch will be an Easter brunch held at Riley's from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 12. Prices are $13.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids. For more information, call 784-1000.