A sports-themed birthday party.
What could be better for my sons?
You wouldn't thing anything could top this already AWESOME combo.
But there was something. My humongous-hearted friend, Liz, added fun and compassion to this festive mix by introducing a Make-Your-Own Custom Cupcake activity.
|What a custom cupcake!|
With two food-allergic kids and one non-allergic vegan kid in the group, Liz baked up some safe cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla, since one buddy doesn't like chocolate) and provided a buffet of safe toppings. She had small zip-top bags filled with individual portions of chocolate or vanilla frosting that we snipped off the corners so they could frost without mess. She had allergy-friendly chocolate chips and sprinkles. She had cut-up fruit and berries and vegan marshmallows (no one had a soy allergy).
|Another creative cupcake!|
Each boy gleefully decorated -- and then gobbled -- his own cupcake creation.
Everybody felt both included and unique.
It was truly one of the best birthday parties EVER!
Looking for some recipes?
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
- Dairy-free, Soy-free Cream Cheese Frosting
- Happy Birthday Cupcakes
- Laura's Cinnamon Frosting
Find more tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes.