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Gluten Free Birthday Party

August 24, 2010

My baby boy turned one a couple of weeks ago. We held the obligitatory party a few days later. It is true that baby won’t remember but in a large family like my husbands; its not a matter of no party, its a matter of when.

Since I am a coeliac and the host, I get to choose the food. Sometimes when I cannot be bothered, I usually buy things and heat them up or assemble. This time I decided to make the entire party gluten free. Not only so I can eat anything and everything but so I can show others that it can be done. My sisters-in-law are slowly coming around, my mum and mum-in-law are well versed but it others that need help.

This was the menu, remember it is all gluten free, I just put it all on the party table at once and let people help themselves (it was mainly grownups)

  • skinless franks
  • pastry – baked with various savoury toppings
  • homemade star chips
  • vegie platter (cherry toms, cheese, cucumber, capsicum sticks with hummus dip)
  • falafels, served with hummus dip
  • flatbread rollups with various toppings
  • potato chips (I get the Smiths brand – the blue packet) and corn chips (Doritos – the green packet) – plain ones in both are gluten free
  • marshmallows dipped in chocolate – I used Mr Mallows marshmallows – which I found at Big W, have seen them at Woolworths as well.
  • chocolate cupcakes
  • carrot cupcakes
  • iced cookies – this is seriously the best gluten free cookie recipe I have come across and tried, rolls beautifully, cookies dont break while trying to ice them and I used a heap of different cookie cutters and they all worked fine.
  • chocolate dipped strawberries

I think thats everything. We also had a birthday cake which I made into 2 loaf pans and stuck together into a ‘1’. I did use a cake mix as I needed to save time where I could as I was mainly doing this on my own. I just iced it with chocolate icing and gluten free chocolate beanies.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding gluten free party ideas or  the products I used.

It was a very successful party and some people were surprised at the great food I provided and how it was all gluten free. As my gluten free friends (thats you my lovely gf readers) will tell you, it isn’t that hard at all!

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  1. August 25, 2010 at 1:23 am

    If I had kids, I must say I’d much rather be faced with food difficulties myself than see my children suffer through them.
    I think at school and class parties, real care and consideration needs to be given to individuals and students who have to avoid cetain foods. I can handle having to avoid certain foods myself, but have a hard time coping socially sometimes. Especially with little children, teachers and careworkers should be buying gluten free cake mixes, etc. (enquiring about other allergies at the same time) and using them with the entire class. As this is an ever-increasingly growing problem, teachers need to not neglect children like this as such treatment can result in certain students being socially isolated. Providing separate “gluten free”, etc. snacks in the teacher’s drawer helps, however there is still an element of ‘singling out’ that could easily be absent with a little bit of thought. It may also teach other students to measure thoroughly if they want a recipe to turn out!!! That is how I’d approach it if I were in that situation. I’ve been coeliac for 13 years and was rather young (grade 3) when ‘diagnosed’.
    Thanks for sharing suggestions. Perhaps pavlova (if not egg allergic/intolerant) may be an option as well.

    • nellbe
      August 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion – I didn’t even think of pavolva!

  2. August 25, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oooh yum. That is awesome. I’ve got several family members with coeliacs so I’m definitely bookmarking this post for future reference.

    I got some cool aromatherapy gluten free playdough for Heidi yesterday. http://www.aromaplay.com.au/shop.html really looking forward to having a play with it :)

    • nellbe
      August 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Marita – thanks for that :) That playdoh sounds awesome, I am off to have look!

  3. August 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Great list of food for a kids gluten free party. I have bookmarked this for ideas when we have friends kids over who need to have gluten free food.

    • nellbe
      August 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks Nicole and thank you for popping it on your facebook page :)

  4. August 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Fantastic!
    Like Nicole, I will be coming back here in November when I need ideas for Ivy’s birthday food!
    Thank you!

    • nellbe
      August 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      That’s great tiff, thanks so much for coming by and saying hello. :)

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