We once went to a birthday party where the birthday child had a sever peanut allergy . When the (homemade peanut-free) cake came out one child pulled out a container of dates and fruit.
“He can’t have cake – no refined sugar“.
At birthday parties, I think it is important to recognize that to some people (children and adults alike) some foods are the enemy to digestion. Trigger foods can cause discomfort – not what you want at a child’s party.
One never knows the food restrictions of children. Giving plentiful choices is important at a birthday party; cake and a fruit tray. Cut veggies and pizza. Cheese and crackers. Popcorn and dry cereal. Juice and water.
Always ask parents – when they r.s.v.p. or drop their child off – if the child has any food allergies or sensitivies. Food can be the enemy – but it shouldn’t be a party-pooper.