Throw Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Parties

     How do you increase gluten-free awareness and make your gluten-sensitive child feel special among his non-gluten-sensitive friends and relatives? Invite company over for baking gluten-free cookies.  His friends will enjoy the gluten-free cookies and can bring some home for their own families. The praise his friends will give over the cookies and the baking experience will make your child feel just like non-gluten-sensitive children. As part of my gluten-free advocacy activities, I host regular monthly cupcake parties, inviting gluten-free families from the community, usually mothers and their celiac or gluten-intolerant children. You can also host a gluten-free party and invite other families, allowing your gluten-sensitive child to meet and bond with other gluten-sensitive children.

Tina Turbin

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33 Responses to Throw Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Parties

  1. Janine Perdue says:

    This is a great idea! I would love to do something like this for the holidays!

  2. Chelsea Herrera says:

    Yummy! We’re not gluten-free, so we’re just going to throw a regular cupcake party.

  3. Lori says:

    I loved your gluten free cupcake parties and started throwing ones of my own now and then with our local celiac support group and it’s such a great way to meet new people and other moms!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Awww this is such a great idea! I’m not even gluten-sensitive lol but I wouldn’t mind some gluten-free goodies!

  5. Rebecca Gill says:

    This is a wonderful idea especially for the holidays. I recommend that people visit Tina’s gluten-free website ( some great GF recipes.

  6. Tiffanie says:

    I really agree that baking parties are awesome. I think it’s because you’re really DOING something together, not just stuffing your face with stuff that’s already been made. Plus decorating the cupcakes and cakes is so much fun!

  7. Lydia Walsh says:

    @Rebecca YES! Tina’s recipes are the best. Highly recommend them for baking parties.

  8. Elizabeth Gill says:

    I highly recommend baking parties for birthday parties in fact. The kids love decorating their own cupcakes or cake!

  9. Denise says:

    Well, we just finished our first GF baking party. Not as many people showed as we were hoping, but it ended up being a perfect number for our mid-sized kitchen to handle. We love love love our gluten-free cupcakes!

  10. Tanya Chapman says:

    Even a little baking party by yourself or with just your kids is so much fun. We like to play holiday music while we bake!

  11. Kim says:

    One of the first things I learned on the gluten-free diet is that gluten-free doesn’t mean sugar-free! That’s why I like to bake not just cupcakes and desserts but delicious breads and not-so-sweet baked goods.

  12. Suzanne says:

    This Thanksgiving, my daughters and I will be having a gluten-free dessert baking “party” in the evening. They’re both very excited about it…and so am I;)

  13. Jacklyn Hernandez says:

    This is now a family tradition of ours–we throw several baking parties every year. Every once in a while we find ourselves with a free weekend and we go, “Cupcake party!”

  14. Marla Stanton says:

    We actually put out an ad in the paper and one online through for our baking parties, this way we’re always meeting new gluten-free moms and kiddies.

  15. Deanna Miller says:

    I’m not gluten-free myself but I have three family members who are and I have to say, I really love gluten-free cookies and cupcakes. There are some great recipes out there that taste just like the real thing!

  16. JuneBug says:

    I am going to give this a try. Sounds super fun!

  17. Marina says:

    We don’t have baking parties per se in my house but the kids help me all the time in the kitchen on a daily basis. At the beginning of the week we plan what we’re going to bake special and then we do it. They get such a kick out of this. It’s more of a lifestyle thing for us:)

  18. Nadia says:

    A perfect holiday event to throw in your home!

  19. Maddie says:

    Mmmm gluten free cupcakes are so delicious and so much fun to decorate for the kids. You can also decorate GF cookies as well. I think the decorating part is always the most fun for my kids.

  20. Jacklyn says:

    One of the best tips you’ve given yet!

  21. Diane says:

    Take the kids for a walk outside afterwards so they can burn off all that sugar!

  22. Teresa says:

    We throw one for every major holiday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and of course Christmas. It’s a great way to get creative and teaching your kids how to bake GF foods for themselves while at the same time celebrating:)))

  23. Jessa Shereshevsky says:

    You know this sounds like a great idea even though I’m not gluten-free. I’m going to throw a gluten free party. After all, I’ve heard good things about eliminating gluten even for those who aren’t allergic or sensitive to it.

  24. Nikki Freedman says:

    Sounds like fun!

  25. Mary Beth says:

    I am so excited for our next party now! We’ve thrown a GF baking party before, but it’s been so long we need to do it again!

  26. Antonia says:

    Hi Tina this sounds like a terrific activity for the kids. We are going to be having a baking party this coming Saturday! Yay!

  27. Sandy Sylmar says:

    Doesn’t this just sound PERFECT for New Years Day???

  28. Deanna Miller says:

    I think this is a great idea. I love activities with kids that encourage them to DO and MAKE things. They really get so much out of cooking–self-confidence and knowledge of cooking.

  29. Vanessa says:

    Sounds like a perfect Valentines Day celebration!

  30. Samantha Sherring says:

    We actually do GF cookouts. We don’t have any kids, so we invite a bunch of friends over and it’s a blast! (Especially in the summer.)

  31. Sarah Ann says:

    @Sandy @Vanessa I totally agree this is a great way to celebrate these holidays and also birthdays too! We like to have a gluten free baking party to bake my husband cupcakes for his birthday every year!

  32. Natalie says:

    This sounds like SOOOOO much fun! I will definitely check out your recipes on your Gluten Free Help website, even though I’m not even gluten-free!

  33. Sandy Sylmar says:

    It is so much fun to do this as a homeschool “lesson.” Don’t underestimate the importance of teaching children how to cook, ESPECIALLY if they’re sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease or food allergies.

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