I LOVE having parties! (I much prefer hosting a party to going to other people’s) This is because I can make all of the food allergy friendly, meaning I can actually relax and enjoy it all! This is how you can too:
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES- Fairy Cake Decorating Activity! (Egg, dairy, gluten, soya free)
These are brilliant as a bit of an activity too! You can do Fairy Cake Decorating. You make up Chocolate frosting and put in a piping bag, each child takes a fairy cake and tops with haribo, skittles, free from chocolate coins.. whatever they fancy!
Fairy Cake Recipe
FRUIT IN JELLY
Get some plastic shot glasses (from poundland)
Fill with Hartley’s jelly & some fresh fruit & Let it set
Haribo do mini bags, great for party bags, or to use for fairy cake decorating.
If you don’t want too much sugar and you want the kid’s food to be healthier, porridge fingers would be a great option.
These are pretty quick and easy to make, just be sure to leave some time for it to set in the fridge. They are also quite cheap to make too so are a great option for those of you on a budget or catering for a large amount of people.
These are probably my favourite!
Although, they are not overly cheap to make (because of the chocolate). But are perfect for smaller parties or if you have the money to spend!
A lot of sugar going on, so fruit platters are always a hit and you can make them look so beautiful too! Either in a rainbow on a plate or on skewers.
HOMEMADE ICE LOLLIES
If your party is in the summertime, Ice Lollies are really popular!
Either pureed fruit or Dairy free chocolate milk frozen into lolly moulds!
Here is a delicious recipe for an egg, dairy, gluten, soya and oat free Chocolate Cake!
If you are not overly great at decorating cakes (like me!) then simply buy a number mould to put the cake batter in… easy!
If you can tolerate egg and don’t want to have to bake, “Just Love Food Company” have tonnes of absolutely delicious cakes now in major supermarkets. (Mainly Sainsbury’s and Asda)
COCKTAIL SAUSAGES/ MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS
Serve hot, cold or wrapped in pastry!
(M&S have some in their fridge section, but often don’t have a great expiry date. Sainsbury’s now do frozen cocktail sausages too… and they are cheaper!)
Perfect buffet food and real party pleasers! Versatile too.
(*Genius are not egg free, Jus Roll are egg free but not gluten free..)
Fish fingers are always a hit with the little ones and so easy to do. Young’s are a good option, as are the supermarket “free from” ones.
Whilst these are a great idea, they are expensive if you have lots of kiddies. I would personally choose fish fingers over these.
OR make your own! Use Corn Flour (instead of egg) to bind your Gluten free breadcrumbs to the chicken.
Most supermarkets now do these in the freezer “free from” section
Potato waffles (paired with fish fingers or chicken nuggets) are the perfect party food!
Bird’s Eye are allergy friendly, as are some supermarket’s own like Aldi. (Always check label as some places sneak wheat in them)
Crisps are a great snack and there are often tonnes of allergy friendly options:
Pomme Bears (Or Aldi Teddy Bears if you can’t tolerate Soya either)
Tesco Bunny Bites
Aldi Lattice Salt & Vinegar
Salted Tortilla Chips (Supermarket’s basics)
Root Vegetable Crisps
*Always double-check the back for ‘may contain milk’
Either use gluten free pitta breads as a base or puff pastry, topped with Violife cheese!
A great one for the adults! We did this for my kid’s party. The adults had normal bread baps with dairy free spread and my son had the gluten free bap. (I think we would have needed to get a loan out to cater for 30 gluten free baps!!) It’s a really easy thing to do because you can leave in overnight, then put on low until your guests arrive!
CRUDITES/ VEGETABLE PLATTER WITH SALSA DIP
Really easy to do and great snacks for kids and adults alike.
Check the back of the dips, but salsa is most likely to be suitable. Some brand’s humus are suitable too.
*This is a picture from our Halloween party, which explains the mini pumpkin!!
If you are gluten free, i would tend to avoid this one. Gluten free bread is expensive and tastes quite different to normal bread. (We only ever toast it!)
But if you are not gluten free this is a great option. Use dairy free spread, with either jam, ham, chicken, banana… whatever you fancy really!
You could cut them into shapes, make snakes or a hungry caterpillar out of them… lots of options to make them look more fun!
Cold rice is a cheap and easy ‘filler’ for a party. More suitable for adults as a bit messy for kids!
Personally I love rice with apple and raisins in! I will update with a recipe soon.
Can you think of anymore?
The best thing about all of these foods, is that no one will know that it is allergy friendly! You can just enjoy the day without stressing about allergens lurking everywhere! If you know someone who is having a party soon, please share this post!
Good luck and please let me know how you get on!