Mother’s Day is fast approaching. We hope you all have big plans underway to make sure the mums in your life feel as special as they are to you, but if you haven’t figured out a plan of action yet, here are some great ideas to make sure allergies don’t become the centre of attention…
Fail to prepare? Prepare to fail!
Eating out with an allergy can feel like a military operation, but it’s definitely worth putting in the leg work if you want to take your mum out for a Mother’s Day meal. From calling ahead to check protocols and double checking the waiting staff know who’s allergic, it’s important to leave nothing to chance when dining out with an allergy.
Members can also check our ‘Tried and Trusted’ area to find out which restaurants have been approved by other allergic people. Not a member? Click here to find out more.
The gift of thought
From flowers to chocolates, luxury lotions to makeup, allergens are everywhere! If your mum has an allergy, check all ingredients before giving gifts to make sure it’s a nice surprise rather than a nasty shock! You can find information on where allergens might be hiding in non-food products in our handy factsheet.
Put yourself in your mum’s shoes
From checking labels to carrying medication, if it’s you who’s allergic, chances are your mum is a one-woman bodyguard, constantly on the lookout for allergens, going above and beyond to keep you safe. It’s no mean feat and the stress and worry of taking care of an allergic son or daughter can take its toll. Watch our YouTube vid ‘Kerry’s Story‘ to see it from a mum’s perspective and make sure you show your gratitude and appreciation however you celebrate Mother’s Day.
It’s not all about the food
If your mum has multiple food allergies, planning an elaborate meal out may not be the way forward! Cards, homemade gifts or even a day trip out to her favourite spot might be much less stressful and do the job better than a four-course dining experience!
Remember what’s important
When all is said and done it’s all about spending time with the woman who bought you into the world, so spend the day spoiling her rotten whatever you do!
For more information, contact our helpline on 01252 542029 or email [email protected]