My son\'s 3rd birthday....what to have?

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 12:09am
zoya000's picture
Joined: 09/20/2007 - 09:00

I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to serve for my son's third birthday. He is allergice to peanuts, egg yolks, egg whites, wheat, soy, and bananas. He can have wheat, soy and bananas but a limited amount. In the past we have always ordered pizza but since his diagnosis we have noticed that after he eats pizza he will get red marks under his eyes and his eczema gets really bad so we have decided to keep him away from pizza. We were told that pizza dough has a higher amount of wheat gluten than normal bread. I thought about buying lunchmeats and rolls but is lunchmeat from a deli safe? If not does anyone have any ideas of what to serve? It is only family coming over but about 14 people.
Also I have the recipe for the Wacky Cake (egg free) but my son likes vanilla cake better, does anyone have a recipe for a vanilla cake that is egg free?
Thanks so much for any help you can give me!


Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 2:44am
maphiemom's picture
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

My understanding is that sliced deli meats , from the deli counter are not safe, as they also slice cheeses, which sometimes have nuts, so since we learned that they are off to my family, I only use packaged sliced meats. Can you make a macaroni salad with gluten free noodles and an oil type dressing, macaroni and cheese?? ,as well as meats and rolls.
Are there wheat free rolls for your son. I feel for oyu , this is really tough , to think of something.
I hope you get some great suggestions.

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 3:39am
momto4boys's picture
Joined: 06/06/2007 - 09:00

I feel for you. An idea for you son would be to rollup the deli meat with cheese and then slice crosswise. Everyone else could make sandwiches. You could also do a fruit salad and veggies and dip.

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 3:49am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

We are dealing with PA/TNA. We do buy deli meat. However, I have checked with our market and they do not carry mortadella. Mortadella is an Italian-style bologna that sometimes has pistachios in it. They only carry it packaged in the sliced meat case. It may be worth looking into.
For the adults, how about a big pot of chili served with rice? That usually goes over well with adults. Then you could serve veggies and fruit with dips and tacos for the kids (I'm not sure about soy/wheat in the taco shells). I apologoze if I'm way off as we deal with PA, TNA and kiwi-allergy.

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 10:57am
JRB's picture
Joined: 09/11/2005 - 09:00

Try searching on snacks/recipes for a cake. I found one that is good but I forgot what the name of it is. It uses ginger ale. The only problem that I had is that it falls in the middle. Great taste.
We had hotdogs and hamburgers with everything for a cookout.
Good Luck

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 11:48pm
zoya000's picture
Joined: 09/20/2007 - 09:00

Thank you so much for all of the ideas you guys have given me. I will be sure to check the recipes/snack for a cake.
Thanks again!

Posted on: Sat, 10/27/2007 - 6:39am
cookingqueen's picture
Joined: 08/28/2006 - 09:00

this is the best cake recipe, the batter is thick, but that is how you need it. I make tons of cupcakes, throw them in the freezer and pull them out as needed. I skip the part about parchment paper, your choice.. good luck!
1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow cake (this only contains wheat)
1 box (3.4oz) Jello Instant Pudding Mix, French Vanilla or Vanilla Flavor (without the pudding mix, the cake will be too crumbly)
1.5 cups ginger ale (can be room temp or cold)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons flour
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either round pans or 13 x 9 pan. I use Pam spray. You MUST also line the pans with Parchment paper, because it will stick! I also spray the parchment paper lightly with Pam too(a tip from Martha Stewart). I did try making this cake in a bundt pan, but it stuck a little. So, it may stick in the character shaped pans too (bummer).
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. With a handheld mixer, beat for 3 minutes until creamy.
3. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely before serving.

Posted on: Sun, 10/28/2007 - 8:38am
missusp's picture
Joined: 04/03/2007 - 09:00

I just had my daughter's 3rd birthday party. I didn't serve lunch, but maybe you can get some ideas from what I did serve? Here's a link to my blog post about it:
Hope this helps a little!

Posted on: Sun, 10/28/2007 - 11:41am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

How about cake mix from Cherry Brook Kitchen. They have traditional and gluten free mixes. I like the chili idea.

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 6:03am
ebrignole's picture
Joined: 11/28/2006 - 09:00

Hi Laurie,
My son's 2nd b-day party is this weekend. We are having about 30 people, all family, and mostly adults. My son has MFA, namely PA,TA,MA,EA,soy,corn, and all legumes. He has mild soy and wheat allergies too. We are having "Chicken Marbella" a recipe from the Silver Palate Cookbook. I can email you recipe if you like. It serves about 10 people so we are tripling recipe. We are also having pasta with pesto (no cheese of course) and sauteed zucchini and squash, big green salad and fruit salad. A french bread from a local bakery that only contains wheat and is amazingly enough not produced on equipment with nuts, milk or eggs. Sine my son does not have much of a sweet tooth (thank goodness), I am ordering a vegan cake from a local bakery (no nuts, eggs or dairy). He will not have any, but I may make a small wacky cake for him on the side. Haven't decided yet. If you find the vanilla cake recipe, I would love to hear how it comes out, and if good, I would love to get recipe.
Oh, as for deli meats, what about getting the Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey or Deli Ham slices. I read about them here, and then found them at one of our safeway stores, and they have nothing in them, not even corn, which most deli meats have. They don't have any preservatives so they do not last that long in fridge, but my son eats them w/no problems.
I don't know if any of this helps...

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 9:25am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

We love "chicken marbella"! It is great for a crowd! We served it at a bridal shower and it went over great!


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