Planning a Children’s Birthday Party with Allergies

Children’s allergies have been on the rise for some time, and parents of younger children are continually discovering how difficult it can be to navigate a world of allergy-sensitive kids’ birthday parties.

This recent article lays the issue bare, noting how meaningful it can be for children with food allergies to join in the fun at their friends’ birthday parties:

If you find party planning stressful enough as it is, it may be tempting to forego making additional accommodations for guests with special dietary needs. But try to remember what birthday parties were like for you as a kid – the most magical, exciting events of your nascent social life. Then, picture your child’s friend with a food allergy showing up to the party, expecting to be excluded from some of the fun as per usual … only to find that he or she can enjoy food, cupcakes AND a party favor – just like everyone else. While your own child is being showered with birthday presents, you’ll have just given a gift that will be cherished by another child: the feeling of being included.

Here at Giggles N’ Hugs, we offer a wide array of fresh, allergy-sensitive menu items, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options for children and adults alike. And we also do a great job of fulfilling that article’s best recommendation of all: Emphasize Fun Over Food.

If your child has a birthday on the way and you are concerned about allergies, please don’t hesitate to contact the Los Angeles kids’ birthday party experts at Giggles N’ Hugs today.