My lo's 2nd birthday party lunch was going to be easy, or so I thought . . .
However, I have just today heard from a friend I haven't seen for months who used to be really close so have invited him as well.
The thing is I think he's intolerant to some dairy produce like normal milk. Which in itself isn't a problem as I can get soya milk on Saturday so he doesn't have to avoid having a cuppa. I'm also not sure whether to just make up sarnies using normal bread as he eats a lot of gluten free (I think) pasta and bread.
Do you think I ought to do a small selection of sarnies specifically for him? Or let him pick & choose or bring his own bread?
I don't want him to feel singled out or anything by making something specifically for him but don't want him not to eat just because there's nothing there he can eat iyswim.
Cheers bella, I thought about that, but I know what he's like . . . he'll say don't go to any extra trouble or expense for him but then avoid eating too much so he doesn't end up 'uncomfy' later on iykwim.
Can you tell the difference between gluten free & ordinary bread taste wise? If not then I might just do some sarnies on one of each & let him know I have
I would make sure that there are lots of things to pick at for everyone (this is what I do when we have friends that have to have gluten free food) - dips with breadsticks for children and some nacho crisps for adults as well as cucumber sticks, celery, carrot etc. Crackers (gf) or bread with cheese or ham. You can get gf cakes - there is a nice dutch ginger cake in Sainsburys - and probably other supermarkets. As long as there are plenty of options and its not sticking out on a small plate as gluten free, I would have thought that they would be pleased that you'd made the effort. Just need to be very clear with them which are gf (and dairy free of course)