Party Food

I have found that this is a very difficult area.  You are likely to have to take all your own food for you or your child, especially as everyday things such as bread are so hard to find dairy and soya free.  But whether you're taking you or your child's own food to a party, or hosting a party yourself, I've tried to include some exciting suggestions below:
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Mini cocktail sausages
  • Chicken Nuggets/dippers
  • Jam/Ham/Chicken/Beef/Honey/Peanut Butter sandwiches or french sticks (made with appropriate bread, see FAQs for bread suggestions)
  • Wraps
  • Pitta bread
  • Some shop-bought rolls (often part bake ones)
  • Garlic bread (check ingredients)
  • Home made rolls (see baking page)
  • 'Pizza' - you can make this with bought pizza base and dairy and soya free ingredients - just no cheese or Cheezly!!
  • Crisps - this is a bit of a minefield, but most ready salted flavours are ok, as well as some prawn cocktail and salt and vinegar, you need to check ingredients though as many contain milk.
  • Homemade cupcakes (see baking page)
  • Homemade biscuits (see baking page)
  • Some bought biscuits (check ingredients)
  • Sponge Fingers!
  • Fruit (e.g. grapes, oranges, pears, pineapple pieces)
  • Cucumber chunks/sticks (for some reason always much more exciting than slices!)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Carrot sticks
  • Raisins
  • 'Ritz' style round crackers
  • Mayonnaise (you can get dairy and soya free) to dip the vegetables in
  • Hoummus dip
  • Salsa dip
  • Branston Pickle
  • Homemade Thousand Island dip (Mayo and Ketchup)
  • Homemade fruit juice lollies
  • Iced biscuits (can be homemade or bought and then iced and decorated).
  • Squash or water to drink
I have just hosted an entirely dairy and soya free birthday party and the food went down really well - we did a lot of home baking but were also able to buy a number of yummy items, including suitable french sticks!!