In today’s installment of the (extended) week of vegan birthday party tips, Dianna writes in:
“As for birthdays, there’s a cluster going on right now for my four year old son. I also tell the parents that I’ll glady bring vegan cake & ice cream for my son and myself and not to worry, since sometimes they either 1) forget, 2) are freaked about finding vegan options although in Seattle it’s easy to do, 3) may get something that is not vegan. Sometimes they have it covered with confidence, other times they are relieved that I offered. My son expects his own special cake/ice cream, and if the host provides something for us, he asks me to make sure it’s vegan.”
Thanks Dianna! One big takeaway here:
Make it not a problem. By offering to bring cake and ice cream for herself and her son, 99% of the party becomes a non-issue. It doesn’t necessarily give other people a chance to try vegan food, but you know what? I think it makes some of them jealous. Every time I’ve been to an upscale restaurant and got something that wasn’t on the menu, everyone else on the table was genuinely envious. Work that!
Oh, and don’t forget the ice cream. Have you guys tried that new coconut milk-based stuff? Where’s THAT been all my life?