7 Tips for the Ultimate Gluten Free Party

7 Tips for the Ultimate Gluten Free Party

P-A-R-T-Why? Because it’s that time of the year! We rounded up some of our favorite gluten free party tips to help make your holiday party season a little jollier, a little smoother, and a lot tastier!

  1. RING A FRIEND
    Need to RSVP? Take the opportunity to call up your party host and ask him or her what type of food will be served and if you can bring anything. You’ll be a courteous guest who RSVP’s and gets the inside scoop on what goodies you may or may not be able to eat. Two birds, one stone.
  2. BYOD
    Bring your own drinks! Whether you’re popping champagne or juice boxes for the kiddos, don’t let drinks be the sneaky source of gluten. Label your cup or make sure your drink is clearly marked, but give yourself the peace of mind knowing your drink is gluten free.
  3. DIPS! DIPS! DIPS!
    Have you heard? Dips are in and we have lots of yummy recipes to try! Dip into easy appetizers like hummus, ranch, cheese or even chocolate sauce. Quick to make, dips are an easy and tasty side to bring to any party! Check out our delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hummus Cups and 5 Cheese Dip.
  4. LINE LEADER
    Forget what you learned in kindergarten – in party cases it’s okay to be the first in the food line. Especially for any potluck meals, going through the line first can help reduce the chance of cross-contamination. Going through the line for seconds can be risky if spoons have been mixed. If you’re the host, eat before guests arrive – you’ll be able to get a good meal in before the endless greetings begin!
  5. SKIP THE DOUBLE DIPPING
    Take the extra step to clean your area where you will be eating. It is easy to slide some anti-bacterial wipes in your purse without looking like a creep. Also, let’s be real, it is flu season, so being safe and clean is a necessity this time of year.
  6. BEAT OF YOUR OWN DRUM
    Just know you aren’t a rude guest if you politely turn down a drink or food offer. It’s okay to say no and okay to acknowledge why you are saying no. Gluten intolerance isn’t anything to be embarrassed about and it helps grow (polite) awareness of gluten and other food intolerances.
  7. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES
    Let’s be real, you aren’t at the party to just eat and drink, you’re there to have a good time and create memories. Food and drinks will be everywhere, but most people eat and drink what they want, when they want throughout the party. If you come prepared and bring the right dancing shoes, this New Year’s Eve will be one for the books!

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