Excuse the terrible photo, but this fruit sushi is an awesome dish for birthday parties, and interestingly was the first thing to disappear at my daughters first birthday celebration recently..and there was plenty to choose from…so it definitely warrants an inclusion 🙂 It’s also safe for most people as its dairy, egg, nut and gluten free. It has kiwifruit inside, but if that is a problem, you could substitute all sorts of other fruit like berries.
Having talked to a bunch of allergy Mums lately, it seems that one of the things people need help with most is how to make a birthday party special for a child with one or more allergies..whether its their own party or attending someone else’s. It is absolutely horrible seeing your child excluded because of their allergies….but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Birthday parties and allergies can be a very tricky combination! One awesome way around some of the challenges is to theme it around a beautiful children’s book, which can help take some of the emphasis off the food. For my most allergenic child’s 1st birthday I chose a Hungry Caterpillar theme. Even though she couldn’t eat any of the food (she could only tolerate 4 foods at that stage: chicken, rice, pear and Watties Carrots and rice in a tin..it wasn’t fun, trust me!), I made 99% of the food egg and dairy free so my other daughter could stay safe( from memory, there was a plate of cheese and a couple of decorations on the cake that weren’t but she was old enough to trust).