Most celebrations--whether holidays, birthdays, weddings, going-away parties, or other festive get-togethers--are often centered around food. Food, after all, is a way that we celebrate with friends and family, so it's difficult for persons with allergies or intolerances to dairy, as well as those who cook for them! If you're throwing a party where dairy-free diets will be present, browse through some of these resources to find the perfect way to make your celebration spread a special one that everyone can enjoy.
Most of our traditional appetizer recipes, from cheese dips to pigs-in-a-blanket, are prepared with dairy ingredients, but this collection of Dairy-Free Appetizer Recipes will give you some ideas on ways to make your favorites without the dairy.
Store-bought Dairy-Free Crackers and Cheese
Once of the easiest appetizers to serve at both adult and kid parties is the classic crackers with cheese. If you don't have the time to make your own dairy-free crackers or dairy-free cheese, browse through this list of my favorite Dairy-Free Cheese Substitutes and then pick up one of these easily accessible popular cracker varieties:
Homemade Dairy-Free Crackers and Pretzels
Dips and spreads are an easy way to entertain for both large and small groups, and they can easily be casual or elegant. This collection of Dairy-Free Dips contains twelve of my favorite recipes, from mushroom pate to roasted garlic hummus.
If you're in a pinch for time and looking for store-bought sweets, check out this list of Store-Bought Dairy-Free Candies for ideas!
If you're time-short or just looking for something easier to transport, these Dairy-Free Cupcakes are great for kid and adult parties alike, and they're easier to serve than whole cakes.