Your kid's birthday party is coming up. DON'T PANIC. We're here to help.
So much to think about! Food, invitations, activities, party favors... the headache is coming on.
The biggest worry for many parents planning their kid's birthday parties is FOOD. Do you cook a meal? Do you get it catered? Cake or cupcakes? What about snacks? A question ALL parents need to ask themselves - and their guests - what about food allergies?
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About 1 in 12 children have food allergies, and about 1 in 16 adults - so even if your child doesn't have a food allergy, there's certainly a chance of someone at your party having one. It's always appreciated by parents in allergy families that you ask about food allergies in your invitations, and make an effort to provide safe snacks.
An Important Note:
Allergy parents research everything their children eat, so don't be offended when they ask detailed questions about what you're serving.
These questions are keeping their children safe.
So you know you need allergen-friendly snacks, but where to start?? Finding allergen-friendly snacks for birthday parties is no cakewalk - we're here to make it easier for you!
Zee Zees snacks are all made in nut free, tree nut free (except coconut*), and sesame free facilities. We also provide snacks that are free of many other allergens. Zee Zees makes it easy with our Allergen FAQ page and our Allergen Chart.
BIRTHDAY CAKE SNACKS VARIETY PACK
We already said "Zee Zees makes it easy", but it's worth saying again. Zee Zees offers a Birthday Cake Snacks Variety Pack - perfect for kid's birthday parties! In this variety pack is our Birthday Cake Soft Baked Bars and our Birthday Cake Graham Crackers. Each with delightful naturally-colored sprinkles and the sweet taste of vanilla cake - yum!
BIRTHDAY CAKE SOFT BAKED BARS
Our Birthday Cake Soft Baked Bars, which come in a 1.3 oz size and a 2.2 oz size, are made in a facility free of peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut*), and sesame, and are also egg free, dairy free**, fish free, and artificial coloring free. Our Bars contain soy and gluten.
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BIRTHDAY CAKE GRAHAM CRACKERS
Our Birthday Cake Graham Crackers are made in a facility free of peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut*), and sesame, and are also egg free, dairy free, fish free, and artificial coloring free. Our Graham Crackers contain soy and gluten.
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Browse our Allergen Chart to find Zee Zees snacks that are gluten free and soy free.
Okay - snacks are taken care of, but the Zee Zees fun doesn't end there.
FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY KIT
Zee Zees offers a FREE, printable downloadable Birthday Party Kit! Check out our pre-made Invitations and Thank You Cards, DIY Crown Activity, a Birthday Certificate for the kid of the hour, and Coloring Sheets. What a fun way to keep the youngin's entertained at the party, and get them excited about eating better-for-you snacks!
If sharing your Birthday Party Kit images online, be sure to tag us at @ZeeZeesFoods and hashtag #ZeeZees - we love to see kids enjoying our snacks and printable activities.
Happy birthday - and happy snacking!
*Coconut is present at the facility and on a shared line that produces our Soft Baked Bars and Graham Crackers.
**Our Birthday Cake Soft Baked Bars are dairy free, however another flavor, our Strawberry Crisp Soft Baked Bars do contain dairy.