I am a member of many private Facebook pages specifically created as a safe haven for allergy parents and more and more I keep reading about food based celebrations happening and A) their child is left out because the food being used is one they are allergic too or B) the parent of the allergic child is going out and purchasing all of the supplies so their child can participate. Wow, I am not sure which is worse, being left out or having to pay for all of those Enjoy Life, Cherry Stone Kitchen and Divvies treats. Yes, I know, being left out is far worse.
What teachers, parents, schools and PTO’s need to start thinking about is how to hold the same types of celebrations without food! So here are my food free suggestions for the 100th day of school celebrations: