The school Halloween party is one of the first big challenges for gluten free children and their parents. There are two pieces of good news:
- there is no surprises here — you can plan ahead.
- its too early in the school year for the children to realize that you brought this specific snack because your child needs a gluten free snack. They’ll just think you’re a cooperative parent who makes great goodies. If you play your cards right, this attitude will persist and your child will benefit from it.
During the school party, conversation will center around Halloween parties and trick or treating (either ones that have already occurred or that are coming up.) Be sure your child has something to talk about. Emphasize the fun, not the hassles of avoiding gluten, so that he or she will do the same when talking to his classmates.
Check out an article I posted last year that features five video demonstrations on how to make and decorate Halloween cupcakes. You may wish to modify some of the cake recipes but the frosting is all that really matters.
I’ve written other Halloween-related articles during the last few weeks. If you wish to re-read them, move to the right side bar, find the widget labelled “Recent Posts” and click on the article title. The titles are: “Making Gluten Free Doughnuts”, “Halloween Recipes for Children”, and “Is Food Coloring Gluten Free”.