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 and wonder 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! Most of these favorite things are simple, easy, family time that can even be accomplished this Christmas week.
And we’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. Try it!
Here’s the list, and 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 for baking and covering 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!