Autumn went to a birthday party over the weekend for her buddy Maddy. Sometimes she goes to a party every weekend, and when school was in there was a few in-class parties every month… its a lot of parties. The usual fare at the party is pizza, maybe some fruit or crackers and a birthday cake or cupcakes – all loaded with everything Autumn is allergic to.
Here’s an example of what Autumn might bring along to a party:
Fruit, celery with sunflower butter, pretzels, cupcake and drink.
When its time for food at the party, we step in and give Autumn her snack and cupcake. She sits and laughs with all the kids and honestly no one really even cares what she’s eating. A lot of times, kids are excited to see what she brought with her. I try to make it fun and use little containers that she thinks are cute. Everyone is happy and Autumn is safe, so it works out great.
Although I hate the food allergies, I do love that she eats so healthy. Its just my opinion, but no one needs 3 inches of blue frosting on their cupcake, so I feel good about what we’re doing just from a health standpoint. The cupcake you see here is a low-fat, low sugar, vegan recipe. Kids love them.
We keep a stash of homemade cupcakes in the freezer for parties and I’ll be posting a lot more about cupcakes and muffins in the months to come – not to mention, that cool cupcake holder.