Ok came on to post this but got side tracked (the curse of mumsnet grin)
Right DS2 is having his birthday party on Saturday, his best mate from school who is Muslim and is coming, his dad said the little chaps mum will be dropping him off, she speaks no English so cam anyone tell me do children fast? He is 9. I do not have their phone number so can not ring and ask dad.
I am happy to provide Halal food for him to eat, (had a massive discussion with his dad when he came to tea and helpful mumsnetters pointed me in the right direction) but I do not know if he can eat or not?
Also if he is fasting and I see him about to stuff his face with cake what should I do? Help please
No, alot with icing now that everything which is 'all natural colours' contain cochineal which is a red food dye derived from beetles, there are also several E numbers that are colours/flavourings which arent suitable for vegetarians
And thats without the whole gelatin thing which can be in anything, even stuff you would never suspect recently
It would be haram and from the op i think that from the op Kim is trying to serve food that isnt forbidden for the guest to eat
I was mentioning it as it could be upsetting/embarasssing to realise when serving the cake that the boy couldnt eat it and there was no alternative, as non muslims would see bacon butties as an obv no-no but might not realise to check a cake packet carefully