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#1 of 2 Old 02-13-2011, 11:29 AM - Thread Starter
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I am having a joint birthday party for my children in March. A few of their friends have dairy, gluten and/or nut allergies. My children don't have any allergies. Do I need to provide an alternative to the regular birthday cake?


Some of these children have very severe allergies, and I'm not sure how careful I need to be if I make something (or pay someone else to make something) at home. It seems like a few of them are allergic to everything, and I would need to have six different variations in order for everyone to eat cake!



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Mothering ate my reply so here's a summary of what I said (as someone whose hosted a couple such parties):


Ask the parents. They may prefer to make stuff to provide (to make sure it's all good) or they may recommend a good brand or recipe.

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