Food allergies and kids can be a tricky line to walk. You want to include everyone in your birthday menu, but it can be hard to discover the allergy in the first place, let alone keep track of what kids can or can't eat without making them feel different from every once else. We recently ran across a few suggestions from one parent who is on top of things and has a few important tips.Sometimes the internet can feel like a choose your own adventure book as you seem to start at one blog and end up 4 blogs away by the time you're done. This time we were extremely grateful for the tip off from Maddie of Li'l Magoolie (read more about her corner of the internet here) concerning a list of great suggestions for accommodating or handling food allergies at kid's parties from Julie at A Little Bite of Life, who wrote this great piece for the fine folks at Blog Her. See told ya — choose your own adventure.
Julie shares great tips for dealing with allergies at parties and keeping tabs on those children as they grow. She suggests sending out e-vites to help ease communication between parents about allergies or sensitive diets, especially those that might require the use of an Epi Pen.
She then keeps a file on each child near her cookbooks so she knows what they can or can't eat. Assuming you're not moving any time soon, a birthday party won't be the only time these children are in your house so she can quickly find out if a child has any issues if they're invited back over for a sleep over at a later date.