So as promised, I'm going to give you all the deets on throwing a Gluten Free Party!
Last weekend, I had the privilege of going to/helping host my sister-in-law's baby shower! And what fun it was! She's expecting a little girl later this summer! I'm so excited!
So we threw her a shower:) And she's gluten free, so it was a Gluten Free Baby Shower!
Throwing a gluten free party may seem like a daunting task, but let me assure you, with a little planning and creativity, you can pull it off with flair!
First, the non food: A Diaper Cake...classic:)
We had an organic onsie-making station. The guests could decorate organic onsies for my Sis in Law to take home. They turned out so cute.
We hung them from ribbons around the house.
OK, now for the FOOD!
We had one heck of a spread! SAVORY: Mini spinach quiche pops....recipe coming soon
Veggie cups with gluten free ranch dressing in the bottom - I made special ones sans ranch for Vegans
And the Vegan ones:
Beet and Sweet Potato chips - store bought (not pictured) Shrimp w/ GFree Cocktail sauce
Cucumber rounds with Hummus
Caprese Skewer Bites - recipe coming soon
Baby Buggy Fruit Salad: made out of a watermelon
Organic Yogurt cups with GFree granola
Apple Pie Bites! My recipe here !
Kind Bar Bites w/ Raspberries (not pictured) Meringues - store bought or homemade
Mini Cupcakes (GFree and Regular)
Bottle and Bib Cookies (NOT GFree)
Chocolate Chip Cookies in Paper Diapers (NOT GFree)
Dark chocolate M&M's Mixed nuts Chocolate covered goji berries
Water with Lemon and Lime Assorted Hot Teas
Other GFree ideas are Chocolate covered GFree pretzels; Homemade chex mix with rice chex, raisins, M&M's and almonds; Assorted cheeses with Mary's Gone Crackers; Olives; Dried fruit; Rice tortilla chips w/ salsa or guacamole; Popcorn; Chocolate drizzled popcorn; Chocolate covered strawberries; or Strawberries with fresh whipped cream; Cheese stuffed mushrooms; Babaganoush with veggies; Fondue with crudites; Ice cream sundae bar; GFree Rice Crispies; Oysters, Watermelon slices; Prosciutto wrapped melon, Falafel pops; Deviled eggs. The possibilites are endless!
Also, instead of everyone getting her a card, we had them get her a children's book with their name on it! While she was opening the gifts, everyone played the "dirty diaper" game where different candy bars were melted in the microwave onto diapers. The diapers were passed around and everyone would write which candy bar they thought it was. The 3 winners received manicures at a local salon!
The shower was a huge success. We had so much fun showering my sister-in-law with love! A shower is a great occasion to make someone feel special and show them that you care.
And having a gluten free shower was so much easier than expected! Everyone loved the food! It was all gobbled up! There was truly something for everyone.
The next time you have a special occasion, use some of these ideas! They're super easy, and crowd pleasers! Head to your local party store and find some cute little containers to spruce up some veggies. Add a personal touch to the place settings. Use fresh flowers to brighten a room. Little details like that go a long way in dressing up a simple dish and make it seem extra special. And plus, everything feels fancy when you're wearing a Lily sundress:D
Do you like throwing a party? Big announcement coming up! See you soon!