A good hostess tries to be a sensitive to her guests dietary need–especially in this day and age of some pretty serious food allergies. One of our friends who frequents our house for dinner has a wheat allergy, and we always have to be diligent about what goes in the food, from the most insignificant sauces like soy sauce to seasonings. I’ve also run into a lot of moms who have to be incredibly conscious of food allergies with play dates in their home so snack-time doesn’t turn into a trip to the ER!
My friend Megan told me of one sweet little girl would would come over to her house for playdates who had a number of food allergies. When the little girl was very young, Megan used to cut out a picture of the little girl and attach it to a toothpick and place it in the food that was safe for her to eat. As the girl got older, Megan moved on to handwritten signs the little girl could read to mark “safe” foods.
There are so many of you out there affected by food allergies in one way or another, I’m happy to offer this free printable! These are to label gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and dye-free foods you may be offering to your guests.
Print to white cardstock, cut out, and tape the little labels to a toothpick, coffee stirrer, or lollipop stick. You can download the file here!