Danielle from Fresh4Five has created a allergy-free birthday series called Have Your Cake and Eat it To. She asked me to share my experiences planning Tristan’s last birthday party. So, here you are…
Ahoy Matey: All Ships Ahead for an Allergy-Free Birthday
Planning a birthday party is never easy. But throw food allergies into the mix and it can be a nightmare. I am a planner by nature. I love to plan. BUT I tend to drive myself, and everyone around me, a little crazy when I go into planning mode. I’m sure this year was no exception, but according to my family, I covered up my crazy pretty well.
How, you ask? Well, this year marked my son’s second birthday since his food allergies were diagnosed. The first year was a bit of a whirlwind – I really didn’t know what I was doing and I don’t honestly remember much about it – other than we got through the day without any food issues. Thank goodness.
So, I’ll chalk up this year’s success to a whole year of food allergy-free living under our belt. I’d already conquered the art of allergy-free cooking and baking and dealing with food allergies at other children’s birthday parties. So, this year, my son’s fourth birthday party, was much less stressful and much more fun.
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