Halloween Party Question

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 2:11am
yarnwoman's picture
Joined: 10/09/2000 - 09:00

I'm fairly new here and I'm trying to come up with some things that I can send in for my 7yr olds class party on halloween. The teacher is great about his allergies but is afraid not all of the parents will be so I want to make sure I send in somethings for him but I also want something fun for the whole class to share. My son is also chocolate and strawberry allergic. in kindergarten I made cookies that looked like monster fingers and last year the teacher did everything in class to make sure he could participate. Any ideas would be great! the only thing I have found so far is stringing gummy candy in various shpes to make neklaces.
thanks christyn

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 2:25am
ajbmommy's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

how about making rice krispi treats and add orange food coloring. instead of making them in bars make them in balls, like pumpkins. you can stick on black licorice for eyes and nose and mouth. maybe can even find some green candy for a stem. what about frosting there own cupcakes, and decorating with a candy you child can eat too.
hope these help, good luck.

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 3:24am
yarnwoman's picture
Joined: 10/09/2000 - 09:00

Thanks hadn't thought about rice krispies and that is one of his favorite treats!

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 10:57am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just wanted to note that licorice is a cross-react with peanuts. My son has reacted to it. I'm having the same problem coming up with ways to decorate cookies, etc. in a fun - but safe - way for my kids. Good luck to you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 11:23am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

Why does licorice cross-react with peanuts? What is licorice exactly? My son has had black jelly beans but maybe those aren't genuine licorice. I'm not doubting what was posted here, just curious and want to know more.

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 11:39am
CarolynM's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

How about some non-food items such as Halloween stickers, erasers, pencils, etc.?

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 12:42pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

The cutest thing someone brought last year to my son's pn free class party was popcorn in gloves (the clear light weight plastic gloves) with a candy corn at the end of each finger and then just tied shut. (hope that makes sense [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 2:01pm
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I guess the parents of the kids in my son's class are really not too creative! I have to go in before parties and check to make sure the food is safe. What I make, and what isn't okay for your son, is oatmeal chocolate chip muffins (both fibre and fun) but certainly nothing with the Hallowe'en theme. Then, I'm wondering if it may even have to do with their fear of what they're able to bring in since his class is "peanut free", but there are parents that bring in baby carrots in the bag, Timbits, etc. What I checked out to-day at the grocery store was the Pillsbury cookies for Hallowe'en, where you get a Hallowe'en theme picture on the cookie, you know the ones where you slice the dough and bake them? I checked those out and found they were "safe". Yeah, I'd have to say the parents are either scared or not too creative, but I think you've received some great ideas above. I think at Christmas and Valentine's Day they got a little more colourful! Best wishes and good luck! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 8:02pm
SueQ's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

Is the cookie dough you checked out Pillsbury? I quit buying their rolls of cookie dough after recieving recalls for them at least twice, maybe 3 times a few years ago when they "accidentally" had peanut butter dough found in them. Just a warning!

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2000 - 8:23pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Hi for my sons parties at school what I always did was to make his own goodie bags. I would find out what kind of food the other kids were having and try to match the same ideas,but of course with safe foods. He was fine with this because he knew everything in it was safe. He was never upset about not eating their food. The teachers also felt better knowing they would not have to worry. Then I would always send in something for him to pass out to the class. I think kids like that part the best. Good luck Claire

Posted on: Fri, 10/20/2000 - 12:10am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Sue Q, yes they were Pillsbury cookie dough cookies I mentioned! Thank-you SO much for the warning. Can you tell me, was this in America or Canada? I'm not terribly creative when it comes to baking stuff for school so I usually stick to muffins, I know that for this particular child the chocolate chip oatmeal muffins are not okay, maybe sub raisins for the chocolate. Also, I make carrot muffins. And, I guess you could have muffins with say orange Canadian smarties in them. You know what? Why am I posting in here when I'm basically useless at suggesting anything really creative? Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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