Guide to bringing your own Free From Party Lunch box

My first ever post on dairy free kids was Bringing a Party Luncbox, the Quick Way.  At the time it was difficult enough to find nice dairy free treats to bring along to a party. Now, just 2 years later there is so much choice out there. There is a choice of cakes or buns available to buy off the shelves, even individually wrapped ones if you don’t want to bring a full cake. There is much more dairy free chocolate available even some marketed for kids, and there are lots of other free from products to choose from.

party lunchbox
Party Lunchbox

I just have to share this: we were at a party yesterday and joy of joy the cake and buttercream had been made with margarine rather than butter so my boys were able to have some of the lovely hedgehog cake. The 3 year old was so delighted with himself. My friend had also bought in free from white and chocolate buttons for him from Tesco. Such a superstar! Anyone whose kids usually exclusively eat from their own party lunchbox will know what it means to be included like this.

Here’s some suggestions for what to include if your child is dairy free or dairy & gluten free or dairy & egg free. I often throw a few dairy free fairy cakes or some slices of cake into the freezer when I bake a batch. I can thaw out in the fridge the day before a party then and we are ready to go.

Dairy Free

Cake – Honest Bakery single portions – Lemon & poppy Cake, Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cake.  Aldi’s Has No.. madeira cake or Lemon muffin.

Sweets – Natural confectionery company jellies, Haribo jellies, Choices chocolate buttons, Tesco Chocolate Buttons, Tesco free from chocolate bars,  marshmallows, M&S Dark Chocolate Lollies.

Biscuits – Fox’s Party Rings, Kimberley, Mikado, Coconut Creams, Lazy Day biscuits, Supervalu / Aldi / Tesco Free From Biscuits.

Crisps – Keogh’s with a hint of Atlantic Sea Salt, Pom Bears Original

Keoghs Just a Pinch of Atlantic Sea Salt
Keoghs Just a Pinch of Atlantic Sea Salt

 

Dairy and Egg Free

Cake – Not quite cake but Lazy Day foods Tiffin, Millionaire’s Shortbread or Peppermint slice are very decadent and dairy, gluten and egg free.

Biscuits – Again the Lazy Day Foods range is all egg and dairy free.

Lazy Day Foods - Choc Chip Shortbread, Ginger Snaps and Shortbread
Lazy Day Foods – Choc Chip Shortbread, Ginger Snaps and Shortbread

 

Dairy and Gluten Free

Cake – Honest Bakery single portions – Lemon & poppy Cake, Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cake.  Aldi’s Has No.. madeira cake or Lemon muffin

Banana and Coconut Cake

Biscuits – Lazy Day Range, Aldi Has No.. Jammy Rings, Supervalu Free From Biscuits, Chia Bia Lemon or Ginger Crunch, Foods of Athenry Cookie Shots.

Crisps – Keogh’s with a hint of Atlantic Sea Salt, Pom Bears Original

 

What do you bring for a party lunchbox for your little one?

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