Thursday, December 20, 2007

Solstice Party

I am having a solstice party on Saturday (and Jodie it is on the 22nd this year). I love the solstice. To me it is the most wonderful and peaceful day of the year. It means that each day after that one the sun will shine longer. What can be more hopeful than that?

The allergies we are dealing with are: milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, sunflower seed (my kids) and wheat (a guest). My garlic and seafood allergy friends couldn't make the party. I also have one child avoiding citrus, a vegetarian, and 2 pregnant women.

So here is the menu. I realize not everyone can eat everything but I think there is something for everyone. I particularly wanted to avoid dairy though, just to show that you can have a nice spread without any cheese.

Hummus with fresh cut up veges
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips (I'm not going to tell people this is vegan and see if they like it)

Main Dish:
Leg of Lamb with mint jelly
Lentil Vegetable soup

Solar Candy
Chocolate covered marshmallows on sticks
Candy Canes

Wassail (non-alcoholic)
Mulled wine
Assorted Teas and Hot Chocolate
Seasonal Beers

We'll see how it goes!


All Adither said...

A party three days before Christmas? Holy Cow. I like that idea though. Lovely.

1AllergyMom said...

Good for you to have a party and try to accomodate all the allergies. I tried a halloween party for a few allergy friends and kids and it was so stressful - but we made the most of it and the kids had a ball. The parents really appreciated all the efforts everyone put in. In the end, it was worth it. I do hope someone else offers next year though!

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