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MoonStar07 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:36:13

Can anyone help? Is there such a thing as nut free sausgaes? I know I can get a nut free tray bake in place of the cake from sainsburys. What other food are you aware that's nice kids party food but nut free? Ie if I did hot dogs and burgers are there issues with the bread? Etc

5Foot5 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:40:04

Some context? Is it one of the guests who has an allergy? If so can you ask the parents for some guidance.

MissKatieVictoria Sun 11-Sep-16 22:42:35

Vegetarian burgers and sausages that are made of soya should definitely be nut free. Sausages and burgers from a butcher that don't contain any added seasoning opposed to pre packed shop bought should also be safe.

MoonStar07 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:46:55

Yes a child. Yes I've messaged mother to ask. Just kind of wanted to be sensitive and ask. Butchers sounds like good idea thanks

PurpleDaisies Sun 11-Sep-16 22:46:57

Re sausages and burgers from butchers, it depends on if they're prepared in a nut free environment and not placed on the display next to products containing nuts-there's a risk of cross contamination in products that aren't advertised as nut free even if they shouldn't contain anything with nuts in them. We've had kids in youth group with scary nut allergies. You have to be incredibly careful with some children.

It depends a lot on the child-is definitely speak to the parents and go with what they suggest.

Ameliablue Sun 11-Sep-16 22:53:14

It shouldn't be too difficult to get nut free. Just check the ingredient lists of things you buy.

wheresmyfairygodmother Sun 11-Sep-16 22:54:24

For bread, buy prepackaged with allergy info stated, most standard types you'd want for a kids party will be fine. But no shop bakery-type products because they all have risk of cross contamination due to nuts used in cakes passing through the kitchen. Cocktail sausages, ham / chicken for butties, cheese, should all be fine. Double check on packaging obvs but your risky areas are cakes & biscuits although there are safe options with both smile you can get a regular type cake rather than tray bake if you prefer, look at Just Love Food company, Sainsburys & Asda definitely stock their cakes.

MoonStar07 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:57:55

Thanks! Just been told
The child doesn't eat burgers or sausgaes !

Crunchymum Sun 11-Sep-16 23:03:55

Cheese. Feed the kid cheese!! grin

LunaLoveg00d Sun 11-Sep-16 23:07:47

You need to clarify with the parent whether the child needs to avoid nuts, or "may contain traces of nuts".

Life is MUCH easier when it's just nutty things they must avoid.

TwinkleTwinkleLittleBat Sun 11-Sep-16 23:09:56

Another way around this is to use party food boxes.

Make them up individually for everyone.

Give an empty box to the other mum for her to fill or ask her to suggest exactly what you should put in it. That way the child has a box just like everyone else and doesn't look different.

Children like them because they each have their own 'picnic', there's less waste and clearing up is easier too.

wheresmyfairygodmother Sun 11-Sep-16 23:31:39

Tbf I generally take safe party food for my DC who has a life threatening allergy. My DC is more relaxed cos it's from me & usually the party host is grateful not to have to source possibly unfamiliar food. The boxes are great too as no one can see what others have inside if it's a bit different. I agree the severity of the allergy and the way the parents handle the risk varies from one family to the next so let the child's parents guide you.

MoonStar07 Sun 11-Sep-16 23:34:20

Oh gosh I don't know what to do now as I was planning an American themed hot dog and burger party! Will speak with the mother and if the meat stuff doesn't seem nut free I'll get the veg stuff and hope for the best! X

wheresmyfairygodmother Sun 11-Sep-16 23:34:41

It's great that you are being so thoughtful & caring to get it right by the way!

QuackDuckQuack Sun 11-Sep-16 23:38:09

I'd do nut free food and cater for things like being vegetarian, but at parties I wouldn't go beyond that to likes and dislikes. Not liking sausages and burgers is just a preference.

Belmo Sun 11-Sep-16 23:52:19

Treaty things that are safe:

Cadbury's chocolate buttons, fudges & chomps (but not Freddo's, to my DD's disgust)
Milkybar stuff
Haribo
Jelly Belly jellybeans
Kinder eggs (not all kinder stuff though)
Anything by Kinnerton (chocolate lollies etc)
Butterkist popcorn

Also, after years of being crap, a lot of Tesco's bakery stuff seems to be safe now but you need to check the labels really carefully.

It's lovely of you to try so hard, parties are so stressful with a nut allergy! flowers

Belmo Sun 11-Sep-16 23:52:51

Ps kid almost certainly won't be able to eat the birthday cake.

MoonStar07 Mon 12-Sep-16 00:01:00

Much stress! Yes well it's a small party. 8 children but many adults! I don't know what to make. Think I'll still do burgers and sausages and hope for the best! I'll put some chicken in the oven etc and do chips too. That way I guess all catered for! So much to get done this week...arghh I'm usually
More organised 🙁😞😬

Blondie1984 Mon 12-Sep-16 00:14:33

Mini pizzas
Fish fingers
Potato wedges or skins
Chicken kebabs

NicknameUsed Mon 12-Sep-16 00:19:29

Can't you make the cake yourself instead? Just a basic sponge covered with buttercream and some sweets will go down well.

MrsDrSpencerReid Mon 12-Sep-16 03:36:39

My DS has a friend with a severe allergy. His mum always sends him with his own box of food, and she has a stash of cupcakes in her freezer to send one to birthday parties or school when the birthday child brings in cupcakes.

She says it's just easier for everyone this way, however I always make sure I get a couple of special food items for him in at DS's parties. If he eats them that's great, if not, my lot will eat them!

MoonStar07 Mon 12-Sep-16 13:37:30

Well looking in m&s today they do posh dogs which appear but free. But Ocado seem to do a good line of nut free products too. Just all expensive really! Probably will do a day out next year! X

Arseicle Mon 12-Sep-16 13:56:28

Nut free sausages......are sausages. And a nut free birthday cake is any cake you make without nuts in it.

Few commercially foods can be 100% guaranteed to be free from traces due to the possibility of cross contamination in the factory.

NuggetofPurestGreen Mon 12-Sep-16 14:01:19

Nickname and Arseicle I wouldn't eat a cake prepared in someone else's home and I definitely wouldn't let a nut allergic child do it. People could have been cooking nutty foods beforehand on the same trays and also I wouldn't expect a non allergic person to be as well informed about packaging and statements of added sweets etc.

I would be more comfortable with a shop bought cake with clear allergen labelling (but not from a bakery€")

PurpleDaisies Mon 12-Sep-16 14:09:36

Nut free sausages......are sausages. And a nut free birthday cake is any cake you make without nuts in it.

Depending on the level of the allergy, that thinking could be fatal to a nut allergic child.

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