Looking for a nut free snack for your next party? My DIY painting party in partnership with Skeeter Nut Free is great for kids of all ages and filled with allergy friendly snacks.
Lately we’ve been on the birthday party circuit with Kayla and Blake. Which made me want to share a fun party with all of you. I put together a little painting party. This idea is fun for kids of all ages and as long as you’re okay with a little mess, I guarantee the kids will have a blast! I’ve also got the perfect party nut free party snack to share since May is allergy awareness month.
When putting together a party I love to have a couple of colorful elements that are easy to create but make a big impact. I started with some paint chip bunting. You can see the full tutorial on the DIY paint chip bunting here.
I took a bar cart and filled it with painting supplies and snacks. I used small canvases, paint brushes and Skeeter Nut Free Snacks which are peanut and tree nut free snacks manufactured in a nut free facility.
I love that the packaging makes it very clear that this is a nut free product. As a parent who doesn’t have a child with food allergies I’m not an expert at reading labels and man do some companies make it tricky.
Whenever we’re hosting a party or a dinner I at our home I try to remember to ask parents if their kids have any allergies so I can have something all of the kids can enjoy together. I think little gestures like these have a big impact for both kids with food allergies and their parents who want badly for them to feel included and safe but also don’t want to make a fuss.
Sure enough, when we hosted a dinner for our neighbors this past week I discovered that their son has a tree nut allergy which made me glad I asked!
I covered the party table with white kraft paper, chose brightly colored paper plates, some simple gold table scatter and cut some crepe paper triangles to add a bit more texture and color. Everything you see on this table can be picked up at Target, including the snacks. Double yay for that because Target and one stop shopping.
I added bottles of paint and small canvases. I used these stickers to spell each child’s name on a canvas so they could paint over it and create some neat name art. It’s one of those fun projects where everyone does the same thing but they all turn out completely unique just like the kids who made them. Last but not least I put out little plates of cookies to snack on while painting. No hangry kids here!
Naturally Blake was super excited about the cookies. And the painting. But mostly the cookies!
Even Charger got in on the fun by swiping an entire plate full for himself when I had my back turned. He’s lucky he’s cute.
There was plenty of painting and snacking. While Kayla and Blake could not be more different in age, gender and personalities they both loved being handed paint and told to paint whatever they wanted.
Skeeter Nut Free snacks were created by two dads who were frustrated in their hunt to find safe, affordable and tasty snacks for their kids with nut allergies. Not too long ago my nephew was diagnosed with a pretty severe tree nut allergy.
It made me realize that food allergies are becoming closer to home for everyone these days and as parents we want everyone’s child to be safe and feel included. A lofty goal but certainly one worth pursuing, right?
Skeeter Nut Free snacks can be found online as well as the shelves of your local Target. They’re great for parties, field trips and general snack packing. The chocolate chip mini cookies and shortbread mini cookies are my favorite. I had to forcibly stop my husband Craig from eating all of the double chocolate mini cookies. Kayla loves the honey grahams and Blake just wants to stuff them all in his face because, COOKIES! Charger feels the same way.
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