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An Allergen Free Halloween Party Doesn't Have to Be Spooky
Hi! I am Dorangela, founder of Two Prince Bakery Theater. I am so excited to be joining you here at Generation Rescue to share a fun and spooky completely Gluten free, Casein free, Soy free, Nut free and Vegan Halloween Party! Pheew that's a lot of "frees" (wink).
Both of my boys are allergic to many foods including gluten, casein, soy and egg. As a party planner at heart, I always enjoy planning beautiful parties and celebrations for my boys that everyone, including our guests, can enjoy without any worries of their diets being compromised.
Today I am going to show you how to create an amazing Halloween party that all of your friends whether they have allergies or not will absolutely love!
I wanted for this party to feel like a classic Vintage Halloween party so I chose orange, black and a hint of gray.
Since this is a Halloween party after all, we knew that the children would be indulging in lots of sweets just this once. The dessert table features, mini whoopie pies, cookie witch push pops, bat topped cookies, spider lollipops,dairy free milk ghost bottles and candy apples and more!
If you are a home baker you can easily use your favorite allergen free cookie recipes to create these beautiful desserts or you can order gluten free cookies from a gluten free bakery, hmm hmm, I know a really great one if you're interested. There are cookies available at most health food stores that can be embellished to create these artistic displays!
A few handmade crafts such as these fun spiders made out of lollipops, black crepe paper, and pipe cleaners, also add to the fun. The kiddos loved these! You could even glue some googly eyes to them, how cute!
For the witch push up pops, I had some fondant witch hats created by a fondant artist and I used some pre-made soft allergen free cookies, which I layered with some dairy free homemade frosting which I dyed orange to match our color palette. I displayed them and added a cute tag to make them look more polished.
The milk ghost bottles were so simple and fun! I melted some allergen free chocolate and painted the ghost faces inside the bottle then let the chocolate set. I then added the cold dairy free milk to the ghost bottles and topped them with black straws.
The wormy candy apples were my favorite out of all the treats. Not only was it stunning visually but it tasted great and hey the kids were actually eating a healthy organic apple in the process as well. To make these I once again melted some allergen free chocolate, instead of using a typical popsicle stick or lollipop stick I used a small sturdy branch and stuck it through the top of the apple. I then dipped the apple into the melted chocolate and sprinkled it with some gluten free orange and black sprinkles. I then set it on parchment paper to set. To top it off I added some cute orange and black polka dot ribbon.
I hope that this party gave you some fun elements that you can use to create a special Halloween for those children and adults in your life who for various reasons, cannot eat gluten, casein and beyond! Having food allergies should never deprive anyone, especially a child, from enjoying all the magic of these special holidays just like everyone else! I would absolutely love it if you came over and visited me at Two Prince Bakery Theater, so we can let the fun continue!
Happy Trick or Treating!
About the Author
An avid baker since childhood Dorangela Bobet, has always enjoyed crafting and decorating for parties. Two Prince Bakery Theater was founded out of a mother's love and her quest for quality fresh baked goods for her two sons with gluten and casein allergies. What was available was not good enough so she crafted baked goods that the whole family can enjoy that taste delicious and look beautiful without compromising dietary restrictions. She incorporates her background in event styling into her gluten free, casein free, vegan bakery, Two Prince Bakery Theater. She styles parties, photo shoots and dessert tables that look just like your traditional party foods, but are entirely gluten and casein free and in many cases vegan as well.
Her work has been featured on MarthaStewartLiving.com, Amy Atlas Events, Hostess with the Mostess, as well as Bird's Party Magazine to name a few. She is currently an on-air presenter for ehow.com, Food.