• On Oct 13, 2013
    Susan from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are going to DisneyWorld during my son's 4th birthday. We really want him to be able to have a cake but my son has a peanut allergy. Since it is outsourced, they can't guarantee it won't be made on shared equipment. What can we do?

    Hi, Susan!

    This is a trick I used to do in pre-school with my kids because I always worried about peanuts.  I would buy a box of individual wrapped snack cupcakes from the store (buy them at home and toss them in your suitcase).  Choose a brand that you know is peanut free.   When it is time for the big singing of "Happy Birthday" each guest at your table can get their own cupcake and you have an instant party!  Perhaps ask your server if they have any Mickey sprinkles that you can toss on the plate under the cupcake.  You can even bring a candle to put into your birthday boy's cupcake for a special touch.

    I know my kids love any type of cupcake, and they do not care if it I spent hours baking or they are store bought!  Send your son with and adult to the restroom, and while they are gone, set up the quick party.  Maybe even bring along some party hats to add to the festivities! 

    Keep it fun and take lots of pictures of your darling little guy's 4th birthday.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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