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Vegan Birthday Party??

So I know this is a long way out but… my birthday is in June and I will be back at my parent’s house for three weeks (including my actual birthday). Every time the birthday person gets to decide what we eat/do on their birthday (family tradition.) And I was thinking about doing an all vegan (obviously) birthday party. I’m not sure what to do exactly so I’m open to suggestions.

Have you thrown an all vegan birthday party? If so what have you done? And how have your family reacted when you told them?

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Passionate vegan. Catholic.

3 thoughts on “Vegan Birthday Party??

  1. I’m not sure if you’re asking about dinner or dessert or something else, but good for you for considering this. I’ve been vegan for years. It is easy. It takes a little thought and courage to march to a different drummer, but you are not alone.

    I see you’re a student. You’ll probably want to pitch in with the cooking at home. My mom was happy to have the help; she didn’t care what I made.

    I make the cakes for everyone in my family, and everyone loves them. I’ve made cupcakes for many, many kids’ parties as well, very popular. When making party cakes, instead of all-purpose I use unbleached pastry flour (King Arthur makes one) but Softasilk is good, too. You can find them under desserts at my web site, expandingcircle.wordpress.com. Special chocolate cake is the one if you want a layered cake (double it). Or Vanilla cake.

    I don’t know what your family is like. My dad was angry about it for a year, and then grudgingly accepting for a year, and then he said he wanted to go vegan. My husband was a good sport, my daughter joined me after a year. If you are feeling adrift, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau at Compassionate Cooks has a podcast that can empower you. She helped me know what to say.

    If someone in your family is rude to you about this, that isn’t about veganism but about caring and respect. In that case, I would address that, not argue about veganism. With patience and kindness, people’s threat alertness subsides over time as they see you’re not judging them. This can be difficult for new vegans to understand (and to know how not to judge). That’s why Compassionate Cooks is useful. Good luck!

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    1. My family is ok with it, but they just don’t understand why I would do something like this. But I’ve been vegetarian for a year and a half before becoming vegan. So it helped them with the transition. I also don’t live at home anymore.

      It’s usually dinner/lunch and dessert. So will probably make cupcakes or my own cake. My parents are ok with me doing it. Not sure how they will handle it if I have an entirely vegan birthday.

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