Recently on our Facebook Page,
we’ve been hearing a lot of moms ask about holiday tradition ideas for food allergy families.
Some of these moms are new to allergy…
wondering how the heck to do all these food events safely.
Some are seasoned food allergy moms just looking for new ideas.
So I decided to turn to my kids,
over the age of 10,
to find out their favorite Christmas activities from over the years.
I loved their responses and had to share!
Most of these favorite things are simple, easy, family time…
that can even be done last minute, the week of Christmas, or into the 12 days after Christmas.
I’ve listed them below for your convenience…
along with plenty of links to allergy-friendly specifics.
Looking back, I guess we have turned a lot of traditional holiday experiences into allergy-safe fun.
You can do this, too!
And yes, marshmallow bingo is a real thing.
My kids don’t think it’s Christmas until we’ve played it and eaten all the marshmallow markers when we’re done.
Here’s the list, we hope you’re inspired!
15 Allergy-Friendly Christmas Tradition Ideas
Make Shrinky Dink Ornaments (affiliate)
Create an instant hot cocoa bar for all winter long
Enjoy allergy-friendly egg nog (soy, almond, coconut, etc) by the fire
Build allergy-friendly gingerbread houses
Host an allergy-friendly chocolate fondue party
Watch a favorite holiday movie with popcorn
Drive around with a Thermos of heated chocolate milk & look at Christmas lights
Serve others (nursing homes, bell-ringing, help neighbors, etc.)
Set aside a whole day to bake and cover everything in dairy-free chocolate
Decorate sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles
Make a Christmas list collage with pictures from magazines, flyers, and ads
Countdown Christmas with a daily advent together
Attend a live holiday show: music, theater, dance, etc.
Put on a family Christmas play and video record it on your phone
Play Christmas bingo with marshmallow markers (Google free printable cards)
Now let us know if there are any allergy-friendly Christmas traditions we need to add to our list!
We would love to hear your ideas.
Have a happy December!