Parties & Vegan Party Food

Food ideas for planning a fun and delicious vegan birthday party for your kids.

Going to a party…

When your child is invited to a birthday party, it is important to ask the host what kind of food they will be serving and let them know what your vegan child can and cannot eat, in the same way in which the parent of a child who suffers allergies or food intolerances would do. Hopefully, the host might make an effort to include some vegan food in the mix, but it is a good idea to be prepared otherwise, as even with the best intentions, a host may mistakenly believe one food or another to be vegan.

We recommend bringing delicious vegan food either way, not only for your own child to enjoy, but for the others as well. If the hosts are keen to include a vegan option, help them out with some great vegan recipes or suggest places where they can buy vegan food. Making veganism simple and accessible is a great way to open up their minds to the delights of the vegan lifestyle.

If for whatever reason your child ends up at a party without any vegan food in sight, just remember…

we go to parties to play, not to eat!

If you are hosting the party…

As a vegan parent, you wish for other people to accommodate and include your child in activities, so make sure you are inclusive of other people’s children who may have allergies and intolerances when hosting your own party. Willingly providing food for children who suffer allergies and intolerances will open doors for others to reciprocate with your child.

If you or someone else is struggling to find party food ideas for vegans here is an extensive list of foods to help you out! Remember to also check out our Vegan Cheat Sheet.

 

SAVOURY

  • Sausage Rolls: Sanitarium or Linda McCartney or try this homemade recipe!
  • Party Pies: Try making these
  • Crudités and Dips – Hommus or Guacamole (vegan brands available at supermarkets) Cream Cheese (Tofutti; available in some supermarkets, wholefood stores or specialty stores)
  • Spring Rolls: Colonial Farm or Ho Mai, Trang’s or Woolworths brand
  • Bruschetta
  • Sandwiches
  • Pinwheels: Try this recipe
  • Vegan Hot Dogs
  • Rice Paper Rolls
  • Falafels: available at supermarkets
  • Sushi
  • Mini Pizza
  • Dolmades: Always fresh or Three threes
  • Nuggets: Fry’s
  • Garlic Bread: Cole’s brand, woolworths brand or make your own
  • Tortillas
  • Mini Vol au Vents with various fillings
  • Hot Chips

 

SWEET

 

LOLLIES

  • Fruit Skittles
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Wizz Fizz
  • Marshmallows: available at uproar.org.au
  • Fruit Tingles

 

LOLLY BAGS

  • Lollipops: Chupa Chups (fruity variety and cola flavour) and Starburst Sucks
  • Lollies: Fruit Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Wizz Fizz, Marshmallows, Fruit Tingles
  • Hubba bubba
  • Stickers
  • Tattoos
  • Bubbles