Friday, April 3, 2009

Allergy-Free Easter Tips from FAAN

I recently received the FAAN spring newsletter and I want to share a few of their allergy free Easter tips. Despite the chocolate and eggs, your kids can have a safe, fun Easter. Here are a few of my favorite tips that FAAN offers:

1. Instead of decorating real eggs, paint, decoupage or bead wooden eggs available at craft stores or online. Plastic eggs can also be decorated using stickers, ribbons and permanent markers.

2. Fill baskets with small toys, cars, dolls, crayons or mini stuffed animals, instead of putting the focus on food.

3. Organize an Easter egg hunt using plastic eggs. Fill them with coins or stickers or even coupons for activities such as roller skating or movies, instead of candy.

These are all great tips! If you can have eggs or dairy but not nuts, please also visit Vermont Nut-Free Chocolate for a beautiful selection of nut-free Easter-themed chocolates and nut-free jelly beans.

Where do some of you go for dairy and egg-free Easter or Passover-themed treats? If you've got some good recommendations, we'd love to hear them.

5 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks for this post. I love the idea of using stickers to hide in the plastic eggs.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Thanks for posting this, I love the decorating idea. I was just going to pass on it but now I am going to head to the craft store when hubby gets home...d

Vivian said...

Thanks for the tips.

Katrina Roe said...

Hi I'm the mum of a child with peanut and egg allergies and in Australia this year we have a good range of nut-free chocolate. Some of it can be ordered online. There's also a nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free chocolate brand and believe it or not, it tastes OK. If anybody is interested, have a look at my blog, www.frommouthsofbabes.wordpress.com

Pandora Van Natter said...

Thanks for the tips, I also just found this website: http://www.amandasown.com/index.html for dairy and nut free chocolates (they are sold out for this year, but still a great place for the next holiday)! I have 2 girls with severe food allergies and I can't wait to decorate wooden eggs this year...