A few months ago when I found out there was going to be an allergy-free Halloween event for kids, I was super excited, and then dismayed when I found out they cancelled the event due to lack of interest. I know how many gluten free kids in this area there are, and I can’t imagine how many dairy / nut / Top 8 allergen free kids there are!
I’ve been busy with other things and then I found out that once again, Nicole of Creme Confectionery has done it again — she’s made a cookie and icing that can be made without wheat, peanut, egg, milk, fish, soybean, shellfish, and tree nuts. And, it’s delicious. She’s selling those kits, $30 gets you 12 adorable Halloween themed cookies and sprinkles and icing to decorate them however you wish! If you’d like to buy a set, you can contact her here:
But, I decided maybe we could take it one step further! We’re elated to announce An Allergy Free Halloween Party, Wednesday October 30th, from 6-8pm at the St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Hall at 3310 Florida Avenue in Kenner.
Costumes are encouraged, and we’ll have a costume contest as well as some games for adults and children, plus, trick-or-treating! Each attendee will also get to decorate 4 cookies however they’d like, and eat them there or take them home.
We know it’s kind of short notice at this point, but even if we have one child show up and feel included, that’s a win for us! I’m also really excited to decorate some cookies myself because I can’t remember the last time I’ve been able to do that!
This event is sponsored by The Gluten Free Guide to New Orleans, Creme Confectionery, and the Knights of Columbus at St. Jerome’s (Council # 6746) — we can’t thank them enough for the use of their space. If you’re interested in donating, volunteering, or sponsoring, please contact us here.
For tickets to the event, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-allergy-free-halloween-party-tickets-78025525447
We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday night!
Also, please participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project which brings awareness to allergen free trick or treating (you can hand out toys, stickers, pencils, etc — they encourage non-food treats). You can advertise that you’re participating on Nextdoor, with a Teal Pumpkin on your Front Porch, or at the directory at FARE.
** This goes without saying but PLEASE do not bring any food, candy, or snacks of any kind to this party for the safety of all attendees, the one exception being bottles of water.