Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gluten-Free Fall Party

It was Jack's, little brother's 1st birthday this past weekend...  

This is the first baby in our family and extended family to have a birthday in October, so I was excited to plan a gluten-free fall party to remember! Let’s be honest, it’s not just a party for our little guy, it’s an excuse to visit with family and friends and get creative making and baking gluten-free yummy treats!

Here are few fun ways to help make your fall party fun, festive and tasty!

1.  Veggie Tray - use your favorite veggies to make your own pumpkin inspired creation.

2.  Pumpkin Pizza Cut-outs - using a small pumpkin cookie cutter, make your own mini pumpkin pizzas - I used Kinnikinnick Pizza Crust which is a little thicker than some other pizza crusts I've used. They turned out great! I got 4 pumpkins per pizza crust.

3.  Trick or Treat Chex Mix - I came across Jelly Belly Candy Corn Jelly Beans at the store and they said, "gluten-free", so I had to try them!  I wanted to use something different, and this was the "different"!  I didn't get a picture of our yummy Chex Mix (it was gone too fast), but here's the ingredients to make your own: 

Vanilla Chex Cereal, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Glutino Pretzels and of course, Candy Corn Jelly Beans

4.  Fall Cupakes - I didn't get too fancy, but I did top the cupcakes with some cinnamon/sugar. I used Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake Mix and her Chocolate Cake Mix - they were a HIT as usual!

I think overall, our lil' birthday boy had a wonderful 1st birthday party...I know he at least LOVED the cupcakes!

Happy Birthday Jason, Love Mommy xoxo