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Hosting a party at your house means bringing together all the people you love. However, the challenge here is if some of your guests have food allergies and intolerance. Serving food that all your guests can enjoy suddenly becomes daunting. So, where do you begin?
Here are some tips for hosting a house party that everyone will have a great time, allergies or not:
After creating your guest list, ask all the people on it if they have food allergies. You can private message them on your social media accounts, as they may not like posting their allergies in public. Making inquiries will give you an idea of the severity of their allergies and how to manage your food preparation methods.
Avoid causing a major scene at your party by confusing the guests with food allergies. It could get dangerous if they have no idea what is in the food you are serving them.
Remove the confusion by placing signs with the name of each dish. Use index cards and include the ingredients at the front of the dishes. Also, put a sign at the table, asking everyone not to mix the serving utensils.
Know The Severity Of The Allergy
Some people with allergies need to avoid specific types of foods. Therefore, you must be aware of the ingredients you use during food preparation. On the other hand, some people with allergic reactions to food have to avoid cross-contamination.
Fix this problem by making sure that all your guests don’t mix the utensils among the dishes. However, some may forget about it. What you can do is serve those with allergies first. That way, they can choose what to eat before all the food may get cross-contaminated.
If you want to be careful and do not want to serve anything that may trigger an allergic reaction, consider serving a special meal for those guests or order food from a restaurant. By doing this, you can rest assured that the restaurant has separate utensils as well as cooking surfaces.
Do not let food allergies ruin the party you are serving, as there are ways to make it enjoyable and safe for everyone. Do not forget to check your homeowners’ insurance.
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