We had a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party for Master 4 today. His birthday is after Christmas but it's a really anti social time to have a kids party. So for the first time this year we had it early. He invited six of his best kindy and play group friends and we had lots of dancing and yummy allergy friendly food. We had 3 junior epipens on the fridge! For one dairy, one egg and one peanut allergy! It's a crazy world we live in. The allergic kids (and parents) were thrilled that they were allowed to eat all of the party food including the cupcakes. The wee girl (4) was almost in disbelief and asked me to tell her the ingredients!
Great news on the allergy front for us too... we're allowed to have "may contain traces of dairy" again!! You wouldn't believe how much of an impact that has on my everyday life. It's massive. Heaps of dairy free foods that we've had to avoid in case of possible traces of dairy (rice crackers, plain chips, mealmates, stock powder cocoa, chocolate chips...) are now available to us once more.
YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!! #2 is stoked too. He keeps having to ask "is this dairy free mummy?" because it's been so long since he ate a chip or a cracker (that wasn't a boring carrs water cracker or a bbq rice wheel).
Daddy B decorated the cool cupcakes for us. We're going to have a real cake on the real birthday.
Hey a tip for if you're ever hosting a kids party and allergic kids are coming... keep the packets of all of the food you serve (or the recipes) so it's easy for their parents to double check the food before they leave you in charge of their wee darlings.