yes, this is at least a week late, but I wanted to show off the great treats everyone contributed.
from the top: piped chocolate webs & pumpkins decorated with dried fruits, pumpkin cupcakes with carrot juice coloured coconut oil frosting, home made Jell-O & cream gummy worms and gelatin & black cherry juice gummy worms.
the party was a hit, the kids had a great time, and I didn’t feel bad about the treat options available that K could eat. score!
Happy Halloween! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
multiple allergies, plus trying to heal “leaky gut” and reduce possibilities for problems down the road = very challenging at candy season. hard enough for us adults; try explaining to a 3 year old why she can’t have that cupcake, or those candies, or… and explaining to friends and family why it’s not “oh just a little treat, it won’t matter”.
what to do?
here are some stellar suggestions/recipes for families in similar situations – I’m so going to try some of these!
ohlardy’s home made from scratch non-jello gummy worms
20somethingallergies’ a few really awesome non-candy sweet tooth alternatives
hellyeahitsvegan’s vegan pumpkin cupcakes with coconut oil frosting
homemademommy’s three ingredient maple pecan candies (I’ll try with coconut oil & almonds)
sealemon’s DIY slime (part I) and DIY slime (part II) for a completely food-free fun way to entertain halloween style
and my personal favourite: glow sticks!
hanging’ at the Saanich Fair. watched the pigs & donkeys, cheered the draft horse teams, ate a lot of fair food. what a great day.
in wedgits by K
it was such a great composition (in such a casually off-hand manner), I had to photograph it.
our cat, Murri, looking extremely interested in the cat carrier, which normally he eschews at all cost.
it contained day-old Muscovy ducklings on their way to a new home.
can we take them out to play, mom?