Managing Birthday parties:
Birthday parties can be tricky – and you don’t want your child to miss out on all the fun. With some tips, you can get organised and help them to have a great time.
- Always bring some gluten free treats to a party for your child. People don’t always understand coeliac disease so it’s best to be prepared.
- Do decorate a Party Box with your child. They can use this to bring their own gluten free treats. It also helps to stop your child’s food from getting mixed up with the other treats at the party.
- Do check with the party organiser what food will be served. This can give you an idea of what to put in your party box. A lot of kids parties will have foods like fairy cakes, sausages, jellies and crisps so see if you can pack gluten free options for your child.
- Do include a special bun or cake that your child can have when it comes time for the birthday cake. Children can be upset that they can’t have a slice of the actual birthday cake but having something special in their party box can help.
- Do ask the host if you can bring gluten free treats to the party for everyone. This can be an expensive option but if it is something you can manage, then your child will get to see
- everyone eating some of the same foods that they are eating. Gluten free crisps, gluten free jellies or gluten free buns can all work. Just make sure your child takes their treats first so there is no risk of cross contamination from other children who have been eating other foods!
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